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Cambria County Recipes
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Measurements

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"Old people shouldn't eat health foods.
They need all the preservatives they can get."
Robert Orben

 

Abbreviations

Tablespoon - Tbs. Pint - pt.
Teaspoon - tsp. Quart - qt.
Cup - c. Gallon - gal.
Pound - lb.  
Ounce - oz.  

 

Measures

3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon 4 cups (dry) = 1 pound
2 cups = 1 pint 1 cup (dry) = 4 ounces
2 pints = 1 quart  
4 quarts = 1 gallon  

 

Substitutes

A cup of sour milk = 1 cup of sweet milk and one tablespoon of vinegar.
A tablespoon of conrstarch = two tablespoons of flour
A teaspoon of baking powder = a half teaspoon of cream of tartar and a quarter teaspoon of baking soda.
One square of chocolate = a half tablespoon of butter and three tablespoons of cocoa.
One egg = half teaspoon of baking powder.
One cup brown sugar = one cup granulated sugar and one tablespoon molasses.

Pillsbury Cook Book Measurements
Copyright 1914, 1920 printing

"A Spoon" means that the material should lie as much above the edge of the spoon as the bowl sinks below it."

"A Heaping Teaspoon" means that the material should be twice as high above the edge of the spoon as the bowl sinks below it.

"A Level Teaspoon" should hold sixty drops of water.

"All Dry Materials" are measured after sifting.

"A Speck" is what can be placed within a quarter inch square surface.

Eileen Beers

 

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