Originally Posted by taxlady
I can remember those, but sometimes get confused by how many ounces or tablespoons in a cup.
I have to think carefully when presented with a table spoon or teaspoon of something in a modern recipe. I learned to cook pre-metrication when a tablespoon/teaspoon etc., meant a heaped spoonful with as much heaped above the edge of the spoon as below it so an ounce was a heaped tablespoonful. Now, after metrication a spoonful has come to mean a level spoonful so half the amount.
As I have both pre- and post-metrication cookery books the brain has to be in gear!