I think I would measure out the whole bag to see how many cups of sugar it contains, then use half of it.
According to my measurement chart, 3 3/4 cups of powdered sugar equals 1 pound.
Thank you Avid and Nanny, will be interesting to see if 3 3/4 cup IS half the bag.
I would eyeball it -- about 1/2 the bag.
I'm a baker at an elementary school. If a recipe calls for 5 lbs of flour, and I have a 10 lb bag, I'm going to estimate. I don't think you'd be off that much that the recipe would suffer.
I'm a long-time master of buckeye-making, and I've always used 3-1/2 cups unsifted powdered sugar as the equivalent to 1 pound of powdered sugar. It's the documented equivalent in 3 of my best cookbooks. Otherwise, if in doubt, take a look at the back of your powdered sugar bag... it should tell you how many cup servings are in the 2-lb. bag... halve the amount it dictates, and you'll be fairly close. Good luck!
Thank you ! I will use the 3 1/2 cups next time. I eyeballed it trying to just dump in half the bag and the dough was so dry it was crumbly. I had to melt some extra butter and peanut butter adding until i felt it was the right consistancy. Ok now if I could just figure out how to get this darned underline thing off....
It's too late now, but the best solution is to weigh it out.
This is the C & H site. It has a lot of good information.
Thanks for the link, Nancy. I'm so pleased to see substitutions for some things I can't get over here.
deranger, would you share the recipe you use at school for those wonderful yeast rolls we used to eat
in school? I sure would appreciate it.
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