By templedf on Jul 20, 2007
I was just browsing through my keyword searches with Google Analytics, and someone found me searching for the meaning of "el" in German recipes. In another bout of post-facto on-demand blogging, here's the answer:
|German Abbreviation||German Meaning||English Meaning|
|el||Esslöffel||Roughly one tablespoon (tbsp)|
|tl||Teelöffel||Roughly one teaspoon (tsp)|
|pck||Päckchen||A full packet (most often applies to baking powder and vanilla sugar, which come in packets that are about a tablespoon (tbsp))|
|Tasse||Roughly one cup (c)|
Keep in mind that in German recipes, the small measurements are not exact. Cooking something from a German recipe often involves more than just following the instructions. I've usually found that it takes a couple of tries before I get something that tastes right.