Converting Old Recipe Measurements
4/16/2013
 
Got an old recipe that calls for a pinch or a pottle? Want to know how much pepper's in a saltspoon? Convert cryptic measurements with our equivalency chart.
  • 16 dram = 1 ounce
  • wine glass = 1/4 cup
  • jigger = 1-1/2 fluid ounces
  • gill = 1/2 cup
  • teacup = scant 3/4 cup
  • coffeecup = scant cup
  • tumbler = 1 cup
  • pottle = 2 quarts
  • peck = 2 gallons (dry)
  • pinch or dash = less than 1/8 teaspoon
  • saltspoon = 1/4 teaspoon
  • kitchen spoon = 1 teaspoon
  • dessert or soup spoon = 2 teaspoons
  • spoonful = about 1 tablespoon
  • saucer = about 1 heaping cup
  • slow oven = 300 degrees Fahrenheit
  • moderate oven = 350 degrees
  • quick oven = 375 to 400 degrees
  • hot oven = 400 to 425 degrees
Learn more about collecting and re-creating family recipes, as well as how your ancestors' cuisine was impacted by when and where they lived, in From the Family Kitchen: Discover Your Food Heritage and Preserve Favorite Recipes by Gena Philibert Ortega.
 
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