how to measure drops, pinches and dashes

In perhaps my most persnickety tip yet, did you know that when a recipe calls for a drop, pinch or dash of an ingredient, this can be translated into an actual measurement? 60 drops yields one teaspoon, 1 dash is equal to 1/16 of a teaspoon and 1 pinch is 1/8 of a teaspoon. Now, try to get your head around the fact that someone, somewhere actually took the time to measure these things out.

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3 comments on how to measure drops, pinches and dashes

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  2. Oh! I’ve always assumed that a dash was supposed to me more than a pinch. Although my method has always been to literally pinch the ingredient if I can (and for some reason, I always throw dashes into the pan a bit harder, as if to emphases “DASH!”)