how much is a knob of butter in cooking terms.?

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  • A knob of butter is a British term denoting some butter, and its use is sadly declining as zealous editors force more precision and science into our recipes and cookbooks. Even the loosest British cooks (and we mean that in the nice way) might get away with telling you to add a knob of butter on a television program. But if their cookbooks are published in the States, you can bet someone will have translated all those knobs into precise measurements.

    In our experience, a knob of butter is a couple tablespoons, more or less.

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  • How much is a "knob of butter?" How much do you want it to be? Certainly more than a dash, and well more than a pinch — neither of which seems the best way to measure butter, in any event.

    A knob of butter is a British term denoting some butter, and its use is sadly declining as zealous editors force more precision and science into our recipes and cookbooks. Even the loosest British cooks (and we mean that in the nice way) might get away with telling you to add a knob of butter on a television program. But if their cookbooks are published in the States, you can bet someone will have translated all those knobs into precise measurements.

    In our experience, a knob of butter is a couple tablespoons, more or less.

    Source(s): www.ochef.com/300.htm
  • Sorry I never heard of a knob of butter! Sounds like it might be a tablespoon but I don't know why it would be called a knob.

  • It would be about 20-25 grams. You see the chefs cut off a corner from pat of butter, that is what I call a knob. It's just enough that when it melts it covers the base of your pan.

  • Either a handful or a tablespoon size. It would be easier to figure out if I knew what and how much of what you are cooking.

  • A tablespoon

  • I would take it as a heaping tablespoon or so, but ive never heard that term, so i cant tell ya.

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