1. Member Member
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i came upon thir recipie whilst flying to estonia last week

1 tablespoon baking powder
4 decileters flower
1.5 decileters of water
salt thyme oil (poss garlic if you carry this)

mix all dry ingrediants in a strong bag
when ready to use put in the water and oil if you have some
work the water in for 5 mins
squeeze into a warm pan ( not too hot or else it will burn )
fry each side for 3-4 mins

enjoy

2. Originally Posted by clive moggridge
4 decileters flower
1.5 decileters of water
enjoy

Excuse me
Don't want to sound stupid but whats a "decileter"
I usually measure stuff with a spoon or a cup.???????

MickT

3. Tenderfoot Tenderfoot
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I assume he means a deciliter - a tenth of a litre. Likewise, I assmue 'flower' is flour.

4. Originally Posted by bothyman
Excuse me
Don't want to sound stupid but whats a "decileter"
I usually measure stuff with a spoon or a cup.???????

MickT
I think clive m meant 'decilitre' (US=deciliter) MickT

1 decilitre = 0,1 litre = 10 centilitres = 100 millilitres
1 litre = 10 decilitres = 100 centilitres = 1000 millilitres

This use of 'deci' and 'centi' as well as litre and millilitre (plus for hectares, metres etc) which my kids are taught here in France drives me bonkers! I can not fathom why one would want to use anyother measurement other than a litre or millilitre formeasuring liquid, at least in smallish quantities and outside a lab . Same applies professionally with millimetres and metres. I am happy to use centimetres at push. And then they also have to use deca, centa (as in decalitre, centalitre) also!

To give you some idea of metric to 'old money'

1 decilitre 0.352 cup (UK) 100 millilitres

so this gives roughly:

1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 cup of water
salt thyme oil (poss garlic if you carry this)

And don't get your US and UK Cups mixed up

5. Originally Posted by Moonraker
so this gives roughly:

1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 cup of water
salt thyme oil (poss garlic if you carry this)

And don't get your US and UK Cups mixed up
Ah, now I understand .

So whats the difference between a US cup and a UK one??

6. Originally Posted by bothyman
Ah, now I understand .

So whats the difference between a US cup and a UK one??
The UK cup is 1.20095 times bigger than the US cup so:

US cup x 1.20095 = UK cup

I have no idea why

7. Originally Posted by Moonraker
The UK cup is 1.20095 times bigger than the US cup so:

US cup x 1.20095 = UK cup

I have no idea why
It's to account for the nations favourite beverage.
Coffee can be drunk in smaller but stronger measures.
Tea has to be drunk at "its" optimum strength, so the natives drink so much more....

Ogri the trog

8. i assumed it was because the colonials were being bloody minded

9. Originally Posted by Moonraker
The UK cup is 1.20095 times bigger than the US cup so:

US cup x 1.20095 = UK cup

I have no idea why
Blimey....something that we have that is bigger than the US.... gotta be a first! lol

Bam.

10. Originally Posted by bambodoggy
Blimey....something that we have that is bigger than the US.... gotta be a first! lol

Bam.
Brains.....?

j/k

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