desperance (desperance) wrote,
desperance
desperance

Contrary to scientific method

What do we know, people? We know that if you mix your units indiscriminately, your space probe will crash into an inconveniently-placed Mars, and many people will be very unhappy with you.

This recipe I am making? Is the first I've met that starts out cheerfully in pounds and ounces, and then abruptly shifts into cups and spoons halfway down the ingredient list*. It is, um. A little annoying?

Who knows: it may yet prove as good as its claims. On the other hand, if it crashes and burns, I will know where to place the blame...

[EtA: also, I have to tell you that the addition of a whole cup of freshly-brewed coffee right at the end there makes for an insanely liquid batter. Perhaps all will yet be well, but I do hope they hadn't muddled themselves yet further by their box-and-coxing the measurements. They'd already forgotten ever to include the spoonful of cinnamon mentioned in the preamble...]

*In the expressed spirit of the thing, I did of course convert all weights into grams.
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