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Old 09-29-2005, 08:42 PM   #1
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A Stick of Butter

In many recipes a stick of butter is called for. My question is:

How much does a stick of butter weigh?

4oz or 8oz?

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Old 09-29-2005, 08:48 PM   #2
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It should be 4 oz. A pound of butter is 4 sticks. 16 oz = 1 pd. I think I am right.
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Old 09-29-2005, 08:54 PM   #3
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Thanks mate.

Over here the minimum we can buy is arfa pound - 8 oz, 250gms.

That's why nothing's been working out first go.
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Old 09-29-2005, 09:15 PM   #4
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LOL @ Brooksy

Yeah, here in the "Colonies" we can get "arfa pound", too - but it's normally sold by the pound. If it's sold in sticks - a stick is 4-oz / 8 US Tablespoons / 1/2 US cup.
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Old 09-29-2005, 10:07 PM   #5
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1 stick of butter = 112 g
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Old 09-29-2005, 10:28 PM   #6
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Hi Brooksy.

Yes you buy a pound of butter and get four sticks, so each should weigh 4 oz.

But just for a giggle I went and weighed a stick on a postal scale we have (we mail a lot) and it said 4.1 oz.

Don't know if the extra 0.1 oz was the paper wrap or just lagniappe, but it is 4 oz.
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Old 09-29-2005, 10:33 PM   #7
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Hi Brooksy.

Yes you buy a pound of butter and get four sticks, so each should weigh 4 oz.

But just for a giggle I went and weighed a stick on a postal scale we have (we mail a lot) and it said 4.1 oz.

Don't know if the extra 0.1 oz was the paper wrap or just lagniappe, but it is 4 oz.
At least it wasn't under!
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Old 09-30-2005, 04:30 AM   #8
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1 stick of butter = 112 g
That's Allen, north of the 49th this one makes more sense too me...In Europe though I find cookbooks really bounce around from one measurement (system) to another...
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Usually the major problem for me is the "Tablespoon"... this is definetely not a uniform measurement it can be very confusing, potentially it could wreck a recipe if you misinterpret it.... thus I much prefer the recipe which gives you the amount in grams than spoons or cups.
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LOL, different strokes for different folks I'm so accustomed to spoons and cups that anything else is like But I'm becoming more used to having a kitchen scale. Mind you I've never been a "measurer", sans baking (and even there I skip measuring on some recipes I know by heart). Just like to add a dash of this, a splash of that and a pinch of everything else
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