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Posted 9/19/08
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Chef de Cuisine
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Posted 9/20/08
If you cannot buy or find dashi stock at your local markets here is a very simple and easy recipe to make your own. There are several other ways to make dashi stock, but this will work in almost any recipe that calls for one.

KOMBU DASHI STOCK

Ingredients:

* 4 cups of water
* 8 inch by 2 inch kombu (dried kelp)

Preparation:
Wipe the kombu with clean cloth. (*Kombu shouldn't be washed.) Put water in a deep pot and soak the kombu for about 30 minutes. Put on low heat. Just before the water comes to a boil, remove the kombu. Stop the heat.

*Makes 4 cups
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Posted 9/21/08
Measurement Conversions (British, metric and US)

* 1 ounce flour = 25g = quarter cup
* 4 ounces flour = 125g = One cup
* 8 ounces flour = 250g = Two cups
* 2 ounces breadcrumbs (fresh) = 60g = One cup
* 4 ounces breadcrumbs (dry) = 125g = One cup
* 4 ounces oatmeal = 125g = One cup (scant)
* 5 ounces currants = 150g = One cup
* 4 ounces shredded suet = 125g = One cup (scant)
* 4 ounces butter and other fats, including cheese = 125g = One stick
* 8 ounces butter and other fats, including grated cheese = 250g = One cup
* 7 ounces caster/granulated sugar = 200g = One cup
* 8 ounces caster/granulated sugar = 250g = One and a quarter cups
* 8 ounces meat (chopped/minced/ground) = 250g = One cup
* 8 ounces cooked, mashed potatoes = 250g = One cup
* One ounce (1oz) = One rounded tablespoon
* One tablespoon of liquid = 3 teaspoons
* One teaspoon liquid = 5ml
* One British teaspoon is the same as an American teaspoon
* One British tablespoon liquid = 17.7ml
* One US tablespoon liquid =14.2ml
* 8 tablespoons = 4 fluid ounces = 125ml = Half cup
* 8 fluid ounces = 250ml = One cup (Half a US pint)
* Half pint/10 fluid ounces = 300ml = One and a quarter cups (scant)
* Three quarters of a pint/15 fluid ounces = 450 ml =Two cups (scant) or one US pint
* One British pint/20 fluid ounces = 600ml = Two and a half cups
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