Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I'm Confused!


When a recipe calls for 16 oz. of shredded cheese...does that mean start with a 16 oz. block of cheese and shred it?

Another one says 10 oz of cheese shredded....same question....10 oz before or after shredding!!

This always confuses me! HELP!

11 comments:

Tricia said...

you can shred it from the block or buy it already shredded... but if you don't hurry, I'LL EAT IT BY ITSELF!!! I l♥ve cheese! =)

Farmchick said...

I always take it to mean the weight of the already shredded cheese.

Cheryl said...

Now that is a perplexing problem! I never would have thought about that...maybe all these years I haven't measured correctly? And I too could just eat the cheese right here and now!

Ca88andra said...

Wouldn't it be the same weight either way?

nanny said...

What confuses me is....8 oz package of shredded cheese says 2 cups on the package. 2 cups = 16 oz..... see what i mean?

MarieElizabeth said...

I usually shred (or buy shredded) and then measure.

Deb said...

that is a dilema...I usually just buy it already shredded...I'm lazy that way...

Solar Powered said...

No, I don't understand at all!!! Want me to bring home my food scale?

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

With cheese, it is all about the weight (OR sometimes it will specify number of cups of shredded). The ounces on measuring cups are for liquid measures. So, you are exactly right about whatever weight is on the block package being the right weight before AND AFTER you shred it... shredding just makes it fluffy, but the weight stays the same, compact or fluffed. Happy baking! I hope to get started on some this afternoon, too!! Lots of hugs and wishes for fun!

tootie said...

I think Pioneer Woman talked about this on one of her blog posts, but I can't remember what the answer was :(

All I know is that it never hurts to add extra cheese :)

Kerri said...

The MORE cheese the BETTER! Oh, this looks yummmy!