[Sca-cooks] Measurement Definition

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Fri Sep 3 16:44:18 PDT 2010

I'm not sure of the exact quantity, although I'd say much less than 24 ounces. I don't think this refers to an exact measure. To paraphrase others, sometimes a dyshe is only a dyshe.


<< My gut reaction says that it is a much smaller amount than 24 ounces, say 1or 2 for a half and 2 or 4 for a dyshfull.  Just a guess on my part.

                                           Master B >>

<<< Does anyone know how much a "dyshe" would have been around 1550?  The
Hampton Court cooks found "an obscure dairy measure" from the north of
England (1800) that indicated it was 24 ounces.  Anyone else have a
better definition? >>>

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