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.
Wheat flour one pound is one quart.
Indian meal one pound, 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.
Eggs ten eggs are one pound.
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.
for accidental differences in the quality, freshness, dryness, and
moisture of the articles, we believe this comparison between weight and
measure, to be nearly correct as possible.