[Sca-cooks] teacup?

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Wed Jul 23 05:02:42 PDT 2008

On Jul 23, 2008, at 4:24 AM, Stefan li Rous wrote:

> Georgia Foster said:
> <<< Here is the source I am comparing
> Taffy
> 2 cups sugar
> small piece butter
> 1/2 teacup vinegar
> 1/2 teacup water >>>
> Huh? How much is 1/2 a teacup?
> Stefan

A teacup is traditionally held to equal approximately a scant 3/4 cup;  
it differs from a cup, essentially, in the same way as what a cup  
holds when you fill it to the brim, and what you'd actually put in it  
to drink tea without spilling it all over yourself when you pick it  
up. A lot of older recipes will measure in teacups, coffee cups, and  
wineglasses; generally these measurements don't need to be too exact  
in any case.


"Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people's souls,  
when we all ought to worry about our own souls, and other people's  
			-- Rabbi Israel Salanter

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