[Sca-cooks] Measurement Definition

Antonia dama.antonia at gmail.com
Fri Sep 3 18:29:59 PDT 2010

  On 3/09/2010 11:59 p.m., Elise Fleming wrote:
> 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?

My only exposure to the dyshe/dish is from working out the jumbals 
recipe from Gervase Markham.  We tried various versions of the recipe 
and thought it worked best if a "dish" was assumed to be 12oz.  This is, 
of course, speculative.


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