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Old 06-27-2008, 10:55 PM   #1
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Gill Cream

Can somebody tell me what Gill Cream is ??

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Old 06-27-2008, 11:15 PM   #2
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Well I thought you meant "Dill" cream, but after further digging, I think that Gill might be some sort of measurement. I've never heard this before. But "1 gill cream" is called for in savory and sweet sauces and cakes, etc. It looks that it might be Australian. maybe some friends from across the pond can verify?

See "gill" used here in the ancient cookbook. Maybe it's old-fashioned?
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Old 06-28-2008, 01:17 AM   #3
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Hey your right on 1 count, It's an Australian term and from your article it sure looks like a term of measurement however in an old Aussie Cook Book, Australian Womens Weekly - called Cookery in Colour,Editor Leila Howrad, circa 1960 it refers often to 1/2 Cup or 1 Cup of Gill Cream. Guess I'm still stumped
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Old 06-28-2008, 01:32 AM   #4
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all of the references that i've found defined a gill as a quarter of a pint or a half cup. either 4 or 5 ounces, depending if you're talking u.s. or imperial measurements.

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Old 06-28-2008, 06:02 AM   #5
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A gill, is I believe an 1/8 of an English Pint. (Note an English pint is bigger than an American one).

Hope that helps :)
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Old 06-28-2008, 01:16 PM   #6
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So is it X amount of Gill Cream, or 1 Gill of cream? I guess I am still confused as well.
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Old 06-28-2008, 03:48 PM   #7
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it would be better said as 1 gill of cream, or 1 gill of milk.
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Old 06-28-2008, 03:55 PM   #8
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And it is 1/8 of an English pint? Then I will happily take 8 gills of your best brew!
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After using Google, metacrawler and dogpile and reading a lot of answers, I want to offer this opinion. A gill is the unit of measure above. When the recipe says 1 gill cream. I believe that it is saying 1 gill of cream.
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Old 06-28-2008, 05:49 PM   #10
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1 gill [UK] = 0.600 474 962 75 cup [US]

1 gill [US] = 0.5 cup [US]
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