[Sca-cooks] Measurement Charts
susanrlin at gmail.com
Thu Oct 27 12:40:20 PDT 2011
I have a set of these oh so useful measuring spoons (they're the only ones
still on their ring)
Size-wise the largest is dash followed by pinch and then smidgen
using the baby vitamin dropper it took 4 drops to fill the smidgen, 12 to
fill the pinch and about 22 to fill the dash - not very scientific but I did
it twice to verify.
On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 1:35 PM, Sharon Palmer <ranvaig at columbus.rr.com>wrote:
> Does any one have a good measurement chart that translate " a pinch of
>> that", " a dash of this" or " a palm full" ?
> http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/**units/ <http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/>
> dash (ds)
> 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
> 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
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