Apr 13, 2007 at 3:36 am #1222788
I once tried to contact you through your website but got no response, hence now i'm contacting you through this forum.
I want to make your Rendezvous's Trail Energy Bars, but have some questions about the recipe:
1/ 18 oz jar of PB, is that fluid oz or mass oz?
2/ how much is a cup? According to convert.exe 1 cup = 0,5 pint = 0.23 liters
3/ 1 stick of buter in Holland is a quarter of a kilo, about 9 oz, is that right?
4/ my bag of marshmellows is about 11 oz, is that the correct size for the recipe?
5/ How much is one box of cereal?
Makes me look like a cooking virgin these questions, but i'm not, different unit systems just make it a bit difficult.
Thanx, EinsApr 13, 2007 at 8:36 am #1385863
Well, poo, I wonder if my reply to you gotten eaten by a Spam filter on your side? I remember writing you!
Hoo-boy, that is what I get for posting a rough recipe from another forum user ;-)
A box of cereal would be most likely 11 ounces dry weight.
1 stick of butter in the US is 1/2 cup (or 1/4 of a lb, 4 ounces in US weight) 1 stick is a quarter of a box if that helps!
Your bag of marshmallows is fine. Some bags are bigger, I doubt it would hurt to add more if you wanted. I add more all the time to rice krispie treats. ;-)
The peanut butter: 18 ounces is the weight of it, so I'd weigh your PB if you can't get in in a equiv. size jar.
Hope that helps!Apr 13, 2007 at 11:49 am #1385884
Yep that helps a lot.
And it's not the problem that you post a recipe of someone else. The units are the problem. But thats why i have my trusty convert.exe program. It only doesn't calculate boxes and sticks into metric system. :D
And i didn't find you're email in my gmails spam filter i'm affraid.
Thanx a lot, EinsApr 13, 2007 at 12:20 pm #1385888
You mean a "box" isn't a measurement? ;-) Hehheh!
I am better with my recipes versus the ones that are sent to me. I try to keep them standard. Usually I mean to go back and change those ones that I post, and er, I get busy and forget!
I do get a number of emails from hikers around the world asking about conversions. It is easy to forget as an American, that most of the world doesn't use our measuring system! I really need to do a conversion chart on the website. That might be a fun rainy day project!May 2, 2007 at 6:26 am #1387888
Laurie Ann MarchMember
@laurie_annLocale: Ontario, Canada
Sarah – I have just finished creating a conversion chart if you would like a copy for your site.
I also have a link to the conversion program that one of the others mentioned in this thread. You may want to tell your readers about it.May 3, 2007 at 7:54 am #1388028
Well last week I made the bars. They were easy to make, tasty and nutricious. Only problem was that they are really fat. Now from a calories/oz point of view that's a good thing, but the ambient temperature this weekend was about 70 degrees so that meant ending up with very fatty hands.
I think there is a difference between Dutch peanut butter and American and the marshmellows may also have a different consistency, so I wonder how that influences the recipe. Are the bars supposted to be so fatty?
Next time I'm thinking of adding more powdered milk as this seemed to make the whole melted mixture less liquid. I hope this'll make the bars less fatty.
But in general I was pretty happy with the recipe. I even had one for breakfast: we were low on water so my planned breakfast with cereals would've used up some precious water.
EinsMay 3, 2007 at 1:07 pm #1388061
Hmmm…is your peanut butter over there what we'd consider "natural"? (Ie..it separates and needs to be mixed up?) I have a feeling his recipe used American PB, the shelf stable stays mixed up kind, that uses added oils. (Jiff, etc)
But yes, the recipe is pretty fatty overall. I'd hedge it would be a good recipe for fall/spring when it isn't hot.May 4, 2007 at 3:35 am #1388130
I agree with you that it seems this recipe is better for cool weather hiking. When the bars come out of the fridge they seem fine. I prefer to walk in cool weather anyway, but sometimes you pick a weekend and it turns out to be quite warm. Anyway this is the PB I used:
And since I guess your Dutch might be a bit rusty, here the list of ingredients:
93% peanuts, vegetable oil, vegetable fat, salt.
It has 58% fat content.
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