I came across some very good info that could help us all plan for holiday baking and prepping. It is always hard to know just how much we need of items. I think I am good for baking treats and goodies - but good information to have.
2 C sugar = 1 pound
2 2/3 C brown sugar = 1 pound
1 C butter = 1/2 pound
1 oz. of chocolate = 1 square
1/2 pound of nuts = 1 cup
1 square of chocolate = 4 tablespoons of cocoa
1 pound of bananas = approx. 3 bananas
1 large marshmallow = 10 mini ones
1 pound of apples = about 3 cups = about 3 large apples
To make self rising flour at home combine 1 cup all purpose with 1 Tbsp. of baking powder OR 1 cup flour with 1 tsp. baking soda, 2 tsp. cream of tartar and 1/2 tsp. salt
If you have neither type - you can use foil to make a ring around the outer edges.
When a recipe calls for 1 cup of pecans, chopped it means to measure out 1 cup of nuts and then chop.
When a recipe calls for 1 cup chopped pecans it means to chop first and then measure!
No colored sugar to top cookies? Make your own. Add drops of food coloring to regular sugar and mix well until you get the right color. You can mix ahead and store in a lightly covered container. I have been making my own colored sugar for years.
Have a extra brownie, piece of cake or a couple cookies left over? (LOL - this makes me chuckle, as I eat them).
Well, if you do - crumble and use on top of pudding, ice cream or as a cheesecake topping. Cookies can also be crushed and used in cheesecake crust.
Nothing wasted and a great way to use it up and make a new treat!
Out of powdered sugar? In a pinch make your own. Place regular granulated sugar in a food processor or blender and blend until you get the consistency you want/need. Do small amounts at a time for best results.
I hope some of these ideas help you plan ahead for the supplies you will need for holiday baking. It is always nice to have alternatives as well.