lotus



previous page: 14.1.2 Most of the recipe measurements posted here are not metric. Can you help me?
  
page up: Food Preserving FAQ
  
next page: 14.1.4 Finding Your Elevation So You Can Alter Your Canning Recipes.

14.1.3 Help! What's a peck? Uncommon English measurements.




Description

This article is from the Food Preserving FAQ, by Eric Decker ericnospam@getcomputing.com with numerous contributions by others.

14.1.3 Help! What's a peck? Uncommon English measurements.

From: Barb Schaller :
3 tsp = 1 Tbsp
2 Tbsp liquid = 1 fluid ounce (fl oz) = 1/8 cup
16 fl oz = 2 cups = 1 pint (look on a carton of whipping cream)

(From Nathan Justus : I burned many things that I
cooked from my British cookbooks until I realized that Imperial pints are
20 ounces, and not 16)

32 fl oz = 4 cups = 1 quart (look on a carton of milk)
64 fl oz = 8 cups = 1/2 gallon (look on a bigger carton of milk)
128 fl oz = 16 cups = one gallon (look on a bleach bottle)

And a couple of measurements especially useful for
rec.food.preservers:
Dry measures (1 1/6 dry = 1 wet), this taken from _Joy of Cooking_
1 peck = 2 gallons = 8 quarts
1 bushel = 4 pecks = 32 quarts
These are really only useful for large quantities of whole fruits and
vegetables.

 

Continue to:















TOP
previous page: 14.1.2 Most of the recipe measurements posted here are not metric. Can you help me?
  
page up: Food Preserving FAQ
  
next page: 14.1.4 Finding Your Elevation So You Can Alter Your Canning Recipes.