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Cooking, Food Prep, Baking Weights And Measures | Kosher Diet Food

Cooking, Food Prep, Baking Weights And Measures | Kosher Diet Food


All measurements should be made level.

  •  2 gills = 1 cup
  •  2 cups = 1 pint
  •  2 pints = 1 quart
  •  4 quarts = 1 gallon
  • 16 ounces = 1 pound
  •  8 quarts = 1 peck
  •  4 pecks = 1 bushel
  •  60 drops = 1 teaspoon
  •  4 saltspoons = 1 teaspoon
  •  3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
  •  4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup
  •  4 tablespoons = 1 wine-glass
  •  2 tablespoons of butter, sugar, salt = 1 ounce
  •  4 tablespoons of flour = 1 ounce
  •  16 tablespoons = 1 cup
  •  4 cups of flour = 1 pound
  •  2 cups of solid butter = 1 pound
  •  2 cups of granulated sugar = 1 pound
  •  3 cups of corn meal = 1 pound
  •  2-2/3 cups of powdered sugar = 1 pound
  •  2-2/3 cups of brown sugar = 1 pound
  •  2 cups of solid meat = 1 pound
  •  1 cup of shelled almonds = 1/4 pound
  •  1 cup of raisins or currants = 6 ounces
  •  1 cup of cornstarch = 1/4 pound
  •  10 unbroken hen's eggs = 1 pound
  •  Butter, size of an egg = 2 ounces

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The success of a recipe is often due to exactness in measuring ingredients, as well as to the care with which directions are followed.

Experienced cooks can measure by sight, but those less expert need definite guides.

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.

Excerpt From The International Jewish Cook Book By Florence Kreisler Greenbaum

A Self-Denying Guild

A Self-Denying Guild


IS there not something spiritually attractive in the idea of the Jew of this age voluntarily submitting to restrictions on his appetites for the sake of duty—forming one of a religious guild whose special characteristic is self-control? 
It ought to be the pride of the modern Jew—and every child should be taught to feel it—that his religion demands from him a self-abnegation from which other religionists are absolved; that the price to be paid for the privilege of belonging to the hierarchy of Israel is continuous and conscious self-sacrifice.
The Dietary Laws foster this spirit of self-surrender. Respect for them teaches and helps the Jew, in Rabbinic language, to abase his desires before the will of his Father in Heaven.

WITH everlasting love Thou hast loved the house of Israel, Thy people; a Law and commandments, statutes and judgements, hast Thou taught us. Therefore, O Lord our God, when we lie down and when we rise up we will meditate on Thy statutes; yea, we will rejoice in the words of Thy Law and in Thy commandments for ever; for they are our life and the length of our days.


COULD we with ink the ocean fill,
Were every blade of grass a quill,
Were the world of parchment made,
And every man a scribe by trade,
To write the love
Of God above
Would drain that ocean dry;
Nor would the scroll
Contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky!


IS it a book, a world, a heaven?
Are those words, or flames, or shining stars,
Or burning torches, or clouds of fire
What is it, I ask ye—the Bible?
Who inspired those infinite truths?
Who spoke through the mouth of the prophet?
Who mapped out the highways of ages,
The glorious lines of the Scriptures?
Who planted the flowers of wisdom
In this sacred soil of the angels?
O dream of eternity—Bible—
O Light that is all and for ever.

Excerpt From A Book of Jewish Thoughts By Dr. J H. Hertz

Love Never Fails 1 Corinthians 13:8

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