Because dried basil is more potent and concentrated than fresh basil, use one-third the amount of dried basil in place of fresh basil. For instance, if a recipe calls for 3 tablespoons of fresh basil, use 1 tablespoon of dried basil instead.
When substituting, remember that dried basil does not impart the same full flavor as fresh basil. Basil pairs well with tomatoes, onions, garlic and olives. Other herbs such as oregano, summer savory, rosemary and sage combine well with basil without overpowering its flavor and aroma. Basil is known to stimulate appetite and reduce gas, making basil tea a good remedy for dysentery, nausea and stomach distress.Learn More
A large box of unprepared Jell-O vanilla instant pudding contains 5.1 ounces of mix. Prepared according to directions, the package makes 3 cups of pudding. The 3.4-ounce box of vanilla instant makes 2 cups of pudding. Chocolate flavors have different amounts of mix, but identical amounts of prepared product.Full Answer >
A baker's dozen typically refers to 13 items. Throughout history bakers made a practice of adding an additional 13th item to orders of a dozen items.Full Answer >
One imperial pound contains about 453.59 grams. The United States and the Commonwealth of Nations agreed on definitions for the pound that were adopted in 1959.Full Answer >
There are 8 quarts in a peck. A peck is a measurement of dry volume, equal to 1/4 of a bushel and 16 pints. Two pecks make a kenning, and 4 pecks make a bushel.Full Answer >