heirloom measurements from grandma

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By Marcia McCance
from Stone Mountain, GA

Thanks to the helpfulness of JoeyJoan K. here on JAP I now have a resource for converting old recipes to modern equivalents. Fortunately my mother's recipes are usually much more modern than these measurements.... but it is very nice to know where to look when you need the info. I've included a link to the page which also explains "quick and slow" oven temperatures and other things.

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Ingredients For heirloom measurements from grandma

  • HEIRLOOM MEASURES FOR OLD RECIPES:
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    wineglass = 1/4 cup
  • 1
    jigger = 1.5 fluid ounces
  • 1
    gill = 1/2 cup
  • 1
    teacup = a scant 3/4 cup
  • 1
    coffee cup = a scant cup
  • 1
    tumbler = 1 cup
  • 1
    pint = 2 cups
  • 1
    quart = 4 cups
  • 1
    peck = 2 gallons - dry
  • 1
    pinch = what can be picked up between thumb and first two fingers; less than 1/8 teaspoon
  • 1/2
    pinch = what can be picked up between thumb and one finger
  • 1
    salt spoon = 1/4 teaspoon
  • 1
    kitchen spoon = 1 teaspoon
  • 1
    dessert spoon = 2 teaspoons or 1 soupspoon
  • 1
    spoonful = 1 tablespoon more or less
  • 1
    saucer = 1 heaping cup (about)
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How To Make heirloom measurements from grandma

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    To see printed chart for these and more, go to: http://homecooking.about.com/library/weekly//bloldconvert.htm
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