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By Louise B. 04/07/2009
I'd just like to comment that I think a cup is cup everywhere -- 8 oz. There is a difference between an American gallon and an Imperial gallon, and, I think quarts and pints, but cups are the same. American quart 32 oz, Imperial 40 oz. 4 quarts in a gallon. Of course, now we in Canada and England use litres and grams, so it is only with old recipes that it makes a difference.
By firstname.lastname@example.org 04/07/2009
Many thanks for all the responses to my request re stick margarine.
Can now start to try some of the recipies I have put into my cookery file
Again many thanks
Mary of Lourdes
By Chayil 04/07/2009
In the US, butter is sold in 1-pound blocks or 1-pound boxes containing 4 sticks. One stick = 1/4 pound. In the US, 1 stick = 1/2 cup, but a "cup" in the US is not the same amount as a "cup" in the UK, so don't go by cups. If you want to be completely precise, 1 stick of butter or margarine equals 113 grams.
By Myrna 04/06/2009
Applying to a one pound box of four sticks margarine (not the whipped type) there are four ounces to each stick. Each stick has 8 Tablespoons.
By carol 04/06/2009
1 stick is equivalent to 1/2 cup.
Margarine and butter did and maybe still does come with 4 sticks to a box. So that means 1/4 of the box if the box is not packaged 4 sticks in the box.
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How much margarine is a "stick"? In ounces or grams (both are what my scales measure in) would be most helpful.
Chickybiker from Cambridgeshire, England
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