"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > General Cooking
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-13-2010, 09:42 AM   #11
Everymom
 
Alix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 23,184
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
And some places butter doesn't come in quarter-pound sticks. So recipes that call for a stick of butter can be confusing to cooks outside the US.
HERE HERE! Took me forever to figure out what the heck a "stick" of butter was when I started coming here. We mostly have 1lb blocks.
__________________

__________________
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. Robin Williams
Alix
Alix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 09:52 AM   #12
Master Chef
 
FrankZ's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Chesapeake Bay
Posts: 9,633
And if you make your own butter you either need to mark it yourself or measure it.
__________________

__________________
"First you start with a pound of bologna..."
-My Grandmother on how to make ham salad.
FrankZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 10:02 AM   #13
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,984
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alix View Post
Depends on the butter vagriller. Some brands are marked here and others are not. Not sure where our OP is from (Phillipines?) but the answer is no, butter is not always marked on the wrapper.
If that's the case I would take a stick of butter that is marked (and the wrapper was well aligned) and transfer the marks to the edge of a cutting board. Or something else with a straight edge. Then just line it up with the guide and cut as much as needed.
__________________
vagriller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 10:05 AM   #14
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
That would work vagriller, if the size of the stick of butter was always the same, but I do not believe they are. The European butter we have here in our grocery store is a different shape and size than the US butter so the measuring trick would not be accurate.
__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 10:08 AM   #15
Everymom
 
Alix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 23,184
I'm also going to mention metric here. (OMG...please don't start a war.) I convert most of the time when I'm posting here, but really, our butter is 454g.
__________________
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. Robin Williams
Alix
Alix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 10:13 AM   #16
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,381
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alix View Post
I'm also going to mention metric here. (OMG...please don't start a war.) I convert most of the time when I'm posting here, but really, our butter is 454g.
If you start mentioning metric, you have my support. Long overdue.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 10:13 AM   #17
Executive Chef
 
Selkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 3,796
I use a dual U.S./Metric electronic digital kitchen scale. It saves a lot of conversion trouble.
__________________
"Food is our common ground, a universal experience." - James Beard
Selkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 10:14 AM   #18
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
If you start mentioning metric, you have my support. Long overdue.
Here here!
__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 10:17 AM   #19
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,984
Quote:
Originally Posted by GB View Post
That would work vagriller, if the size of the stick of butter was always the same, but I do not believe they are. The European butter we have here in our grocery store is a different shape and size than the US butter so the measuring trick would not be accurate.
But is the European butter a consistent size and shape? And do some of them come with graduated markings?
__________________
vagriller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 10:18 AM   #20
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,381
Quote:
Originally Posted by vagriller View Post
But is the European butter a consistent size and shape? And do some of them come with graduated markings?
No markings on the European butter I've seen.
__________________

__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
baking

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.