Imperial units/Englische Maße

That’s an imperial cup and teaspoon, is it?

Just because we have popcorn on the brain, we thought we’d share one of our favorite popcorn recipes. It’s sweet, salty, spicy, crunchy…and in imperial units. Sorry about that, but it’s from the archives and not yet in metric measurements.

Spiced Honey Popcorn
4 cups popped popcorn
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup wildflower honey
1/4 t salt
1 T Matouks West Indian Hot Sauce

I can certainly confirm that they aren’t metric. But there’s too much to this:

U.S. customary units, also known in the United States as English units or Imperial units (in reference to the British Empire)[1] (but see English unit for British standards) or standard units, are units of measurement that are currently used in the USA, in some cases alongside units from SI (International System of Units — the modern metric system). All units are defined in terms of SI base units, but at ratios inconvenient for conversion.

I suppose that means even Butterstick has an imperial element.

One thought on “Imperial units/Englische Maße

  1. The nice thing about English units in cooking in particular is that the units are all easily divisible by 2, 3, and 4. Metric units in cooking and baking are divisible mainly by 2, 5, and 10–and no one cooks that way.

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