Baking with Google
It struck me that I might be (am definitely) nerdier than most of you, so you might not be aware of my favorite nerdy measurement conversion tool.
You see, I often halve recipes when I’m baking because there are only two people and a dog in my house. Half of a cake recipe usually makes a more manageable dozen cupcakes. Half a brownie recipe usually makes a small 8×8″ pan full. Half as many chocolate-filled, cheese-laden, buttercream frosted baked goods in my mouth makes my pants fit twice as well.
That doesn’t make sense? Sorry, I was never good at math.
Speaking of not good at math, I often need a little help cutting a recipe in half. Figuring out half of 1 cup is easy, but what about half of 1/3 of a cup? What if I need to know how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon? How many cups is 4 ounces? If you have these same questions, just do what I do when I have questions about anything in life: Ask Google.
No, seriously. Try it!
Type in “4 ounces in cups” and get the answer: 1/2 cup. Type in “1 tablespoon in teaspoons” and get the answer: 3 teaspoons. Type in “1/3 cup in teaspoons” and get the answer: 16 teaspoons, which makes half of 1/3 of a cup 8 teaspoons.
It’s called the Google Calculator and it’s way better at math than I am! Maybe you will find it useful too.
Later this week:
Crispy, cheesy, delicious tomato tarts!