Flour is always sifted once before measuring and is laid into the measure lightly with a spoon to just level, without being shaken down; when measured otherwise, results will not be correct.

The measurements of tablespoons and teaspoons in this book are for slightly rounded spoons, as granulated sugar would be when the spoon is shaken sidewise. This seems the natural way of measuring. When level spoons are specified, the spoon is leveled off with a spatula or the straight edge of a knife.

The half-pint cup is the standard measuring cup.

A cupful is all the cup will hold without running over.

Common Measurments

A speck

equals

1/4 saltspn.

1 saltspn.

''

1/4 teaspn.

2 teaspns.

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1 dessert spn.

1 1/2 dessert spn.

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1 tablespn.

3 teaspns.

''

1 tablespn.

1 tablespn. sugar or corn starch

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1 1/2 level tablespn.

3 level tablespns. cracker crumbs

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1/4 cup.

9 1/2 tablespns. granulated sugar

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1 cup.

15 1/4 level tablespns. ''

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1 cup.

3 tablespns. liquid

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1/4 cup.

4 tablespns. liquid

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1/3 cup.

4 1/2 level tablespns. butter

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1/3 cup.

3 rounded tablespns. butter

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1/3 cup.

12 tablespns. liquid

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1 cup.

1 wine glass

''

1/4 cup.

1 gill

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1/2 cup.

1 cup

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1/2 pint.

1 tumbler

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1/2 pint.

4 gills┐2 cups

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1 pint.

2 pints

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1 quart.

4 quarts

''

1 gallon.

2 cups (1 pint) granulated sugar

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1 pound.

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

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1 pound.

3 2/3 cups light or medium brown sugar

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1 pound

2 cups butter

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1 pound

4 cups good pastry flour

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1 pound

3 1/2┐3] 7/8 cups good bread flour

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1 pound

3 1/2 plus, cups rice

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1 pound

3 cups seeded raisins

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1 pound

3 1/4 cups currants

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1 pound

4 cups desiccated cocoanut

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1 pound

1 pint milk or water

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1 pound

1 rounded tablespn. butter

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1 ounce

Butter size of a walnut

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1 ounce

Butter size of an egg

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2 ounces

2 tablespns. oil

''

1 1/8 ounce

1 cup of oil

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6 3/4 ounces

2 rounded tablespns. flour

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1 ounce

1 rounded tablespn. sugar

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1 ounce

1 1/2 level tablespn. table salt

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1 ounce

8 eggs in shell

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1 pound

10 eggs out of shell

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1 pound

12 ears of corn

''

3 cups grated corn

1 ear of corn

''

1/4 cup grated corn

18 roots of oyster plant

''

1 1/4 qt. sliced

1 bunch of oyster plant

''

2/3 qt. sliced

1 bunch of oyster plant

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1 pt. after cooking