[Sca-cooks] Saucer?

Claire Clarke angharad at adam.com.au
Sat Oct 8 06:09:50 PDT 2011

So I was looking through this:
http://www.medievalcookery.com/notes/mscodex823.txt which someone posted
earlier in the week, and a 'saucerfull' (and spelling variations thereof) is
often used as a measurement. I was trying in my head to work out how much a
saucerful would translate to in modern measuring terms, and then it occurred
to me that I was thinking of a saucer as in the thing you put under your
teacup, and I'm guessing they didn't have those in the sixteenth century. So
does 'saucer' here refer to a sauceboat sort of thing (which could be any
size really) or something else?



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