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#1 Sat 18 Oct 08 10:54am

Lolly1pop

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stick of butter?

Please can somebody help me......
I have seen receipes in books and also on the tv where it calls for 1 stick of butter/margerine. What is the weight of this stick
Your help would be appreciated

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#2 Sat 18 Oct 08 10:56am

MsPablo

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Re: stick of butter?

4 ounces!!! yikes  oops

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#3 Sat 18 Oct 08 10:58am

Lolly1pop

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Re: stick of butter?

thanx a million, now at least I can do some baking!!!!

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#4 Sat 18 Oct 08 11:01am

The White Rabbit

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Re: stick of butter?

Hang on...if it's an american recipe it will be 125g of butter (i don't know the conversion to oz; but in australia a stick of butter that you buy is 250g) and often american recipes refer to a "stick of butter" where recipes from other countries will give the amount (because they are intelligent enough to realise that other places may not sell butter in the same sizes).

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#5 Sat 18 Oct 08 11:09am

MsPablo

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Re: stick of butter?

Oh **** it all!  It's 4 ounces!  Even I don't know!

Sorry, Lolli, I forgot myself, been in Europe so long and I hardly ever bake!

I must go perform self-flagellation now for making that mistake.  I hope your baking goes well.  That's an American measure, assumed it was an American recipe if it said stick of butter, but as WR said, it's a different amount in Australia.  Normally, printed recipes don't use 'stick' of something even in America.

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#6 Sat 18 Oct 08 11:48am

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Re: stick of butter?

most any recipe that I have used calling for a stick of butter is a 1/4 pound  or 4 oz but the source of the recipe is a consideration.  In the USA they sometimes package a full pound of butter as 4 smaller individual wrapped sticks.  In Canada butter usually comes as a 454g block or a smaller 227 g  block.. 454 and 227 being the metric measure of 1 pound and 1/2 pound respectively.  I hope some  of that helps ya  big_smile


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#7 Sat 18 Oct 08 12:32pm

Lolly1pop

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Re: stick of butter?

the receipe was from an american cookbook so I shall presume it is avout 125g.
there was also a canadian receipe so I think it will be the same. Can only try

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