Sunday, January 11, 2009

What is 1 stick of butter?

In Singapore, we are all used to measure butter by weight where baking is concerned. I scratched my head when the recipe says 1 stick of butter? Or 1 tbsp of butter? I was so puzzled as to anyone would do a cumbersome thing to pack their butter into tablespoon agh!

After I bought the Clover Organic Butter which is made in the states, I come to realise how the stick and tbsp measurement fits in!

It's all in the culture, isn't it!

Btw, if you do see this butter, buy it! It costs more but the freshness and buttery taste far make up for the price!


Art of Eating said...

ah... this is interesting. Finally i understand now how the 1 tbsp of butter in now. Thanks for your sharing.

Cookie said...

No worries, I was just as clueless! We all learn from each other, don't we?

Have a great week ahead!

Anonymous said...

I've always wondered what 1 stick meant as well. Thanks for sharing :)

Where did you get this block from? I might give it a try :)

Cookie said...

Hi ovenhaven,

Thanks for visiting.

I bought this butter from an organic food store at Great World City. Sorry I can't remember the name.

At the travellator you will see an Eu Yen Sen store, just walk along the aisle and you will come to this store right at the back end.

There are 4 sticks in a pack.

Anonymous said...

I live in the US and most brands of butter sold in the supermarkets here are in sticks.There's also butter sold in half sticks too, 8 half sticks in a 1-lb. box.

Cookie said...

Yeah, only in US you get these in sticks! People in my backyard struggles with all recipes originated from the states cos our supermarket ain't got any:-)