Weights and measures are pesky little fellows. Do you swing with imperial or are you a metric man?
Add an ounce of flour the recipe states – easy, that’s a tablespoon, rounded. What about adding the metric equivalent - where the heck do you start? You try measuring 28.3495231 grams. Go on, you have five minutes.
No, anyone who grew up using spoons to measure their ingredients must surely view metrication as the stripping of their ounces and the introduction of an almost dire gram.
We often rely on our eye to assess if we’re wide of the mark. But where do you start with 28.3495231? No, it’s a silly measure; it means nothing - unless of course we’re going to change our cutlery to match?