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Yorkshire Parkin
Tue 7-May-13
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I didn't realise we used to have cup measures over here - I was always taught weights. It looks like our cup was a bit bigger than the american cup size (280ml or so compared to 240ml).

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That's a half pint, or a Breakfast cup when using china cups.

I'll try that again!

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Pleased to see Parkin recipes. One I tried was too dry and not like my Nan's cheers

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I love parkin - the difficulty I find is leaving it to mature ....... whistle

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Oh yes, I had forgotten that bit...ponder

I'll try that again!

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I had some lovely parkin the other day- brought back memories- both my parents were from Yorkshire and it was an occasional treat for my brother and I when we were younger.

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Greetings from South Africa - my first post!

As far as I am aware, I have never eaten Parkin, but will give it a go when I get home in a few weeks. Maybe, as a youngster I was given some but really would not know. As a person gets older, they start suffering from CRAFT disease!

A British tablespoon has always been equal to three teaspoons. Where you have to be careful is when trying out Australian recipes as their tablespoon is equal to four teaspoons.

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Hello John, welcome to this friendly forum.  Perhaps you'd like to pop into the 'Introduce yourself' section further down the page and tell us a bit about yourself - we do like to know details! smile

Is it as hot in South Africa (whereabouts?) as it currently is here?  27 deg at the mo here in Somerset, England.

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Hi Sooliz, I am actually sitting on a yacht in Durban harbour at the moment, waiting for the engine on the yacht to be repaired. I am based in Cape Town and deliver yachts for a living. It is 19 deg here at the moment but Cape Town is a lot colder - winter here in the Southern Hemisphere at the moment.

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JohnT said:

 

A British tablespoon has always been equal to three teaspoons. Where you have to be careful is when trying out Australian recipes as their tablespoon is equal to four teaspoons.

 

Ah, but John, how big is a teaspoon in Australia !!!?  big_laugh   big_laugh

If they included a weight or measurement, it would help - it's a bit like 'cups' for measures - that's okay if you have the proper cup measuring set.

UK teaspoon = 5 mls

UK tablespoon = 15 mls

Australian teaspoon = ?

Australian tablespoon = ?

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Oh, and welcome John, it sounds like you have one helluva job there!  ok  ok

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Australian teaspoon = ?

Australian tablespoon = ?

Val, as below
Australian teaspoon = 5ml
Australian dessert spoon = 10ml
Australian tablespoon = 20ml

They always want to be a little different "Down Under", but it can mess up some recipes if not converted properly.

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True enough!

I have to say, though, that some of the Australian recipes are fab - I have saved, and cooked - many, and they're great.  ok

Women are like tea bags. . .
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