Lemon Sponge Pudding

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Re: Lemon Sponge Pudding

Post by jeba » Mon Feb 07, 2022 5:56 am

A rough estimate would be 2000 kilocalories. Sorry, can´t afford that.

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Re: Lemon Sponge Pudding

Post by jeba » Mon Feb 07, 2022 3:37 pm

Now I´m confused. I always thought that one "German" kcal is 1000 cal, even in English. However, it seems that this isn´t the case.
If you look at German websites like https://www.fettrechner.de/info/news/po ... hat-zucker you´ll see that it says 100 g of sugar contain 405 kcal, wheras similar websites in English speak of calories only (e.g. https://www.fatsecret.com/calories-nutr ... nt=100.000). So it seems to have been more of a language problem than a math problem. And one I´m struggling to get my head around at that.

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Re: Lemon Sponge Pudding

Post by jeba » Tue Feb 08, 2022 5:25 am

I have no doubt this dessert is delicious and it´s energy content isn´t really bothering me. What mesmerizes me though is that 1 kcal in German should translate to 1 cal in English. How can that be? I´ll have to look into this.

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Re: Lemon Sponge Pudding

Post by jeba » Tue Feb 08, 2022 5:11 pm

Interestingly, there seems indeed to be quite a bit of confusion:
The Calorie you see on a food package is actually a kilocalorie, or 1,000 calories.
source: https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... %20alcohol.

Whereas the dictionary says:
noun, plural cal·o·ries.
Thermodynamics.

Also called gram calorie, small calorie. an amount of heat exactly equal to 4.1840 joules. Abbreviation: cal
(usually initial capital letter) kilocalorie. Abbreviation: Cal
source: https://www.dictionary.com/browse/calorie

Mindboggling!

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Re: Lemon Sponge Pudding

Post by Dominic » Wed Feb 09, 2022 7:05 am

Calorie has two definitions. When you say kilocalories, you mean calorie. Well, large calorie, to be precise.

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Re: Lemon Sponge Pudding

Post by jeba » Wed Feb 09, 2022 8:26 am

That's what had me confused. We don't have that in the German language. To us, a calorie is a calorie and a kilocalorie is a kilocalorie. Small, large or gram calories are a foreign concept (pun intended).

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Re: Lemon Sponge Pudding

Post by Jimgym » Wed Feb 09, 2022 9:39 am

Who knew a lemon pudding could cause such controversy?! it looks delicious and I will certainly be baking it. Thanks for the recipe.

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Re: Lemon Sponge Pudding

Post by WHL » Sat Mar 05, 2022 1:09 pm

It seems that ''Vorsprung durch Technik'' also extents to Engineering Puddings :shock: :lol:

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