Too much precision (again)

I spent a good part of today in the kitchen, cooking.  At one stage, I needed suggestions for the way to create a dish, so used a search engine to look up recipes.  And I found a wonderful web page which offered instant translation between US quantities and metric.  So,

10 1/4 ounces German chocolate cake mix
1 1/4 cups water
1/3 cup oil
3 eggs
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (16 ounce) jar caramel topping (OR butterscotch topping)
8 ounces Cool Whip
1 (8 ounce) bag toffee pieces (or bits)

converts to:

290.58 g German chocolate cake mix
295.73 ml water
78.07 ml oil
3 eggs
396.89 g can sweetened condensed milk
453.59 g jar caramel topping (OR butterscotch topping)
226.79 g Cool Whip
226.79 g bag toffee pieces (or bits) 
Oh, what precision!  At least the eggs stay the same!


  1. I thought that 1 imperial egg = 1.2 US eggs?

    1. Of course (but it should be 1.19623, not 1.2); we kept the chickens that laid big eggs in England and sent those that laid small ones across with the Pilgrim Fathers ;-)


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