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Old 08-30-2018, 06:42 PM
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Sweetie is into books big time......
That includes cook books. One British old time cook book she came across refers to measurements in units of "salt spoon" I seem to also remember vague references to non standard measurements used today in both US and UK cookbooks from both 1917 and the 1940s, but not this specific term.

All the Google combinations I can think of don't show a conversion from "salt spoon" to tea spoon, grams, or the like. I have not read any of the cook book, yet, but have to presume this is in reference to measuring spices and small quantities of the like.

From that, I have to presume this measurement is somewhere between one half and one tea spoon equivalent. I do want a reasonably accurate conversion so any recipe she tries comes out as it should.

Anyone with knowledge of this ??
Better Google skills to find an answer ??
All help appreciated..
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Tim, my British source says a Salt Spoon is 1/4 teaspoon.
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One quarter teaspoon.....
Sounds more appropriate than a half or full teaspoon.

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I've never read an old time British cook book, if you have the chance - could you toss the Name and Author?

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