Nana's corner

Nana’s ‘Handy Measures’

At the back of the notebook is a section entitled ‘Handy Measures’. How can I resist not including such a piece with that title!

Here they are

Slow oven 300 degrees
Very moderate oven 350
1 ounce 1 well heaped tablespoon of flour, rice, etc.
½ ounce 1 well heaped dessertspoon of flour, rice, etc. or a level tablespoon
¼ ounce 1 level dessertspoon of flour, rice, etc.
1/8 ounce I level teaspoon
3 ounces A teacup which holds ¼ pint of water holds 3 ounces of flour
6 ounces A cup which holds ½ pint of water holds 6 ounces of flour
Pound 2 cups of butter is equal to 1 pound in weight
1 egg (medium) 2 ounces (when weighed in shell)
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