I am fuming!!!
Roar! Why is it that 1 cup weighs 236.5882365 mL in the US, while the same cup measures as 250 mL in Canada? And the fun doesn’t stop there, the UK outweighs us all at a whopping 284 mL for 1 cup. I ‘enjoyed’ these cultural differences while living in the UK, but such bakery betrayal is inexcusable while I’m two short hours away from my home town of Vancouver, Canada. WHY?????
My recipe was American and my measuring cups are Canadian. Which means that after risking arthritis by squeezing the juice out of 8 lemons, painstakingly picking away every seed from said juice and double-boiling to perfection, I’m stuck with 12 inexcusably sweet lemon tarts. So sweet that they’ve neutralized the sour and taken on a metallic taste. It looks radioactive.
I totally get that I’m being a baby (and may even delete this post tomorrow), but right now… I MUST SHOUT!