measuring spoonsThe pounds and ounces used in these recipes are avoirdupois measures, which are still fairly standard today.

  • 2 oz is 57gm
  • 1lb is 454gm
  • 3/4lb is 341gm
  • 1/4lb is 113gm
  • 2 tbsp means 2 gravy spoons or cooks spoons full (1 gravy spoonful=2 English dessertspoonfuls)
  • 1 teaspoonful is one fluid dram or 60 drops – a dram is an avoirdupois measure weighing almost 2 grams. This is smaller than the tsp in your modern measuring kit, which equals 5ml or grams.

1 pint is 578ml

I will keep updating this page as new recipes require new unit conversions.

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