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catbert May 4, 2011 02:38 PM

ugh.... i want to check the measurements on some recipes and was using gourmetsleuth's calculator but found there weren't some ingredients listed, like tapioca flour/starch. i also tried googling, but didn't find results. i know we can look up the substitute ingredient online, so... can we use the substitute ingredient if it has a 1:1 ratio to find the correct measurement? or is that waaay off? sorry if that sounds dumb, but what a pain it is that we don't all use the same measurement system...

  1. sunshine842 May 5, 2011 01:40 PM

    I use this nearly daily:


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    1. re: sunshine842
      c oliver May 5, 2011 01:54 PM

      What an outstanding site!!! I've saved that one. Thanks, sunshine! BTW, I love your s/n. It always makes me smile.

    2. c oliver May 5, 2011 01:32 PM

      And you can thank my good old US of A for refusing to go metric :( It drives me crazy(er) for more than just cooking.

      1. chefj May 4, 2011 03:39 PM

        Wow! I can not follow that at all?
        Could you be a little more specific about what you are trying to do.

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        1. re: chefj
          onceadaylily May 4, 2011 04:17 PM

          As chefj said, it is easier to just list what ingredient (and the amount of such) with what you wish to substitute it with, *or* note if the problem is between differing types of measurements.

          If conversion between systems is a problem, this might help: http://www.realfood4realpeople.com/convert.html

          For tapioca flour specifically, this link from Cook's Thesaurus might help: http://www.foodsubs.com/ThickenStarch...

          Good luck!

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