Originally Posted by Jeni78
Oh I agree! The "pinch" thing had me confused.
I love the british accent but I need clear directions!!!
A pinch is a common measurement of volume in British cooking! It's as clear to us what he means as a cup is to Americans. We Brits have difficulty with cups - we look in the cupboard and see cups of all shapes and sizes. Which one should we choose? We end up buying special measuring sets with cups, half cups, etc. At least you don't have to buy special thumbs and fingers!
A pinch, by the way, is the amount of something in powder or grain form that you can pick up between the tips of your thumb and forefinger.