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I have a recipe that says "a stick of butter". How big is a stick ?

Posted by canids 
I have a recipe that says "a stick of butter". How big is a stick ?
August 26, 2009 12:53AM
think it's an American thing.

I'm not a bossy person. I just know what everyone should be doing.
Canids
Here's a reply I received to a similar request some time ago.

American stick of butter = 8 tbsp = 4 oz = 113g

Paula, a stick of butter is 1/4 lb. - 4 sticks to the pound.

By my reckoning 4 oz actually equals more like 125g.

Hope this is of some help


Likewise, hope this is of some help

Cheers
Paula
Re: I have a recipe that says "a stick of butter". How big is a stick ?
August 26, 2009 01:14AM
125 grams huh. That's a lot of butter for a a fish sauce. Not good for my waist line. Ahh well. Gota be better than fish and chips I guess. That's cool Ill work with that.

cheers.

I'm not a bossy person. I just know what everyone should be doing.
Re: I have a recipe that says "a stick of butter". How big is a stick ?
August 26, 2009 01:23AM
I have always gone on the theory of 1 stick being 125 gm too... we dont have the honor of having our "sticks"individually wrapped for us....
Re: I have a recipe that says "a stick of butter". How big is a stick ?
August 26, 2009 03:07AM
Sticks do actually measure 113g. Depending on the recipe, rounding up to 125g may or may not matter.

1oz = 28.3g x 4 = 113.3g :)
Re: I have a recipe that says "a stick of butter". How big is a stick ?
August 26, 2009 03:25AM
As American recipes are usually in Imperial, by rounding a pound up to 500g, 1/2 lb to 250g and 1/4 lb to 125g, everything remains in proportion. So 125g for a stick of butter would be okay as all the other ingredients would also need conversion.

What I usually do is multiply the number of ounces by 3 and add a 0 for grams, so a 4oz stick would be 120g and everything else in a recipe would convert proportionately.

Does that make sense?
Re: I have a recipe that says "a stick of butter". How big is a stick ?
August 26, 2009 04:24PM
I have a brand new set of scales that weighs in both grams and ounces so I put 125gr of butter on the scale and pressed the conversion button and 4.4 ounces came up. But as Colleen says, make sure you convert the rest of the recipe by whatever conversion method you use so that the correct proportions are maintained.
Re: I have a recipe that says "a stick of butter". How big is a stick ?
August 28, 2009 06:31PM
www.onlineconversion.com it's a lifesaver! :)

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is specifically for butter though
Re: I have a recipe that says "a stick of butter". How big is a stick ?
August 28, 2009 09:47PM
Well stripe me pink! Who woulda known an english tsp was smaller than an American tsp

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Re: I have a recipe that says "a stick of butter". How big is a stick ?
August 28, 2009 09:49PM
Everything's bigger in America Canids.
Re: I have a recipe that says "a stick of butter". How big is a stick ?
August 29, 2009 02:34AM
Speakiing as a bloke. Everything ?

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Re: I have a recipe that says "a stick of butter". How big is a stick ?
August 29, 2009 03:33AM
Weeeell ... I was only generalising and as I'm not a bloke, I couldn't possibly comment.
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