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|The International Jewish Cook Book|
1600 Recipes According to the Jewish Dietary Laws with the Rules for Kashering; The Favorite Recipes of America, Austria, Germany, Russia, France, Poland, Roumania, Etc., Etc.
Author: Florence Kreisler Greenbaum
A Project Gutenberg eBook
*MEASUREMENT OF FOOD MATERIALS*
The success of a recipe is often due to exactness in measuring
ingredients, as well as to the care with which directions are followed.
The recipes in this book have been compiled in accordance with the Table
of Standard Measurements, which is generally followed by expert cooks.
Experienced cooks can measure by sight, but those less expert need
definite guides. The Table of Weights and Measures will be found on the
inside front cover.
Dry ingredients, such as flour, sugar, spices and soda, should be sifted
before measuring. Sift lightly into the bowl, dip the spoon into it,
lift it slightly heaped, and then _level_ it by sliding the edge of a
knife across the top of the spoon. Do not level by pressing it.
To measure one-half spoonful, fill and level the spoon, then divide in
halves, _lengthwise_; for quarter-spoonfuls, cut the halves crosswise.
A cupful is an _even_ cup, leveled off, _not_ shaken down. Accurate
portions of the cup may be found by using the special measuring cups,
with thirds and fourths indicated.
The tablespoons, dessert and teaspoons used in measuring, should be of
the regulation sizes, made of silver. The cup should be the regulation
half-pint cup. These cups can be had in glass, tin, granite and aluminum
ware; the measuring spoons (all sizes) in aluminum ware.
A spoonful of liquid is a spoon filled to the brim.
A tablespoon of melted butter should be measured _after_ melting.
A spoonful of butter, melted, should be measured _before_ melting.