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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...

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  1. 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

      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:

      For tapioca flour specifically, this link from Cook's Thesaurus might help:

      Good luck!

    2. 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. re: sunshine842

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