Liquid measures

Appears in

The Times Calendar Cookbook

By Katie Stewart

Published 1977

  • About
The millilitre is a very small unit of measurement and we felt that to use decilitres (units of 100 ml) would be less cumbersome. In most cases it is perfectly satisfactory to round off the exact millilitre conversion to the nearest decilitre, except for ¼ pint; thus ¼ pint (142 ml) is 1½ dl, ½ pint (283 ml) is 3 dl, ¾ pint (428 ml) is 4 dl and 1 pint (596 ml) is 6 dl. For quantities over 1 pint we have used litres and fractions of a litre.