(Which aren't drinking tea)
We all know that tea tastes better from a teacup… but what else are they good for?
In 1796 America’s first cook book ‘ American Cookery’ was published, within was a recipe written by Amelia Simmons, for "a cake to be baked in small cups"...
Putting the ‘Cup’ in cupcake – the original vessel for baking little individual cakes!
A cup can be a (mainly) American unit of measuring volumes of ingredients for cake baking.
According to (trusty) Wikipedia: ‘these recipes became known as 1234 cakes or quarter cakes, so called because they are made up of four ingredients: one cup of butter, two cups of sugar, three cups of flour, and four eggs’
(If you doubt the authenticity of this claim – please google ‘Kitten in a teacup’ for proof of just how popular it is to use teacups for holding unruly kittens in place.)
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