[Sca-cooks] Measurement Charts
ranvaig at columbus.rr.com
Thu Oct 27 12:35:18 PDT 2011
>Does any one have a good measurement chart that translate " a pinch
>of that", " a dash of this" or " a palm full" ?
an informal unit of volume used in food and drink recipes. Originally
the dash was usually a liquid measure, small but indefinite in
amount, roughly 1/8 teaspoon or a little less. More recently it has
been used as both a liquid and dry measure. Kitchen supply stores in
the U.S. and other countries have begun selling sets of "minispoons"
in which the dash spoon is designed to hold exactly 1/8 teaspoon,
which is roughly 0.02 fluid ounce or 0.6 milliliter.
an informal unit of volume used in food recipes. Historically a pinch
was defined as "an amount that can be taken between the thumb and
forefinger" but without any definite equivalent in other units.
Recently kitchen supply stores in the U.S. and other countries have
begun selling sets of "minispoons" in which the spoon labeled "pinch"
is designed to hold exactly 1/2 dash or 1/16 teaspoon, which is
roughly 0.01 fluid ounce or 0.3 milliliter.
an informal unit of volume popularized recently by Rachael Ray on her
television shows in the U.S. Ray uses the palmful to mean a
tablespoon (15 milliliters).
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