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Jun 22, 2012 07:05 AM

Dear Canadian Neighbors--Questions re Robin Hood Flour recipes

Hi Neighbors,

I think Robin Hood is a Canadian flour. Pls let me know if that is not correct. Do you know if Robin Hood Flour recipes are generally good? I saw the Robin Hood Baking cookbook yesterday and liked the looks of a lot of the recipes, particularly the bar and cookie recipes. If you do give your "thumbs up" to this cookbook, can you tell me the weight of a cup of flour in these RH recipes? The book gives the flour in cup and ml measurements, but I prefer grams or oz.

Thanks very much.

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  1. I don't cook by weight so I can't help you with that, but yes, it is Canadian and yes, the recipes are generally very good. If it looks good to you try it! Companies usually are great sources of recipes because they want you to love it and use their product. If recipes don't work then you won't be hooked. My best spaghetti sauce came from a Lea and Perrins card. I used to buy one bottle a year, now I buy one a month.
    I'll ask my sister about the weight, she cooks that way, but you should be able to just google that info. That's what I do to convert the other way.

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    1. re: dianne0712

      Dianne---Thanks so much! I'm going to get the book. If your sister knows the weight per cup of flour, that would be great. Otherwise I'll wing it and use either 4.25 or 4.5 oz/cup.

      1. re: soccermom13

        one of my favorite cake recipes is a Robin Hood recipe.

        Here is a website that I use to convert things:

    2. Ah Robin Hood Flour had one of the best TV ads ever, it's timeless and I still think Robin at the end is pretty cute :)

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      1. re: Chookums

        Hi Chookums,
        My Mac chose yesterday to lose sound, so I could watch but not hear the ad. It was still darling! I'll watch AND LISTEN after I get the Mac fixed.

        What's your favorite RH cake recipe?

        1. re: soccermom13

          caramel apple cake

          it is easy, fool proof (I have issues making cakes successfully) and always a huge success. I always make for large groups or take camping and reheat in foil over the fire.

          1. re: cleopatra999

            Chookums---Just watched the TV ad with the video. It's wonderful! I LOVE the RH song..."feared by the bad, loved by the good...." Robin Hood was my hero!

            Cleopatra---Just pinned that cake recipe to my Cakes board on Pinterest. It looks awesome!


            1. re: soccermom13

              Soccermom, so glad you enjoyed the ad - I find it's still really fresh and imaginative. even after all these years ( the ad was from the 80's !)

              The ad really makes sense if you know the song, so I guess we must be of a similar vintage as every kid from the 60's would have watched "The Adventures of Robin Hood".


              Have to say though , hearing this from the theme made me laugh
              _They handled all the trouble on the English country scene,
              And still found plenty of time to sing._

              Looking back now I can see the doubly clever marketing spin, as their target audience would be about the right age to remember the song nostalgically AND now want to bake for their kids OR for their grandkids - in the days where there was only one TV in the house, the whole family watched Robin Hood.

              This thread has propted me to recall some lovely old memories - thanks Soccermom!!

              And I STILL think Robin at the end is hot! LOL