Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats/Weights and Measures

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WEIGHT AND MEASURES.

As all families are not provided with scales and weights, referring to the ingredients generally used in cakes and pastry, we subjoin a list of weights and measures.

WEIGHT AND MEASURE.
Wheat flour one pound is one quart.
Indian meal one pounds, two ounces, is one quart.
Butter—when soft one pound is one quart.
Loaf-sugar, broken one pound is one quart.
White sugar, powdered one pound, one ounce, is one quart.
Best brown sugar one pound, two ounces, is one quart.
Eggs ten eggs are one pound
LIQUID MEASURE.
Sixteen large table-spoonfuls are half a pint.
Eight large table-spoonfuls are one gill.
Four large table-spoonfuls are half a gill.

A common-sized tumbler holds half a pint.
A common-sized wine-glass half a gill.

Allowing for accidental differences in the quality, freshness, dryness, and moisture of the articles, we believe this comparison between weight and measure to be as nearly correct as possible.