Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Question on Scoop Capacity

I received this question from Don Mason yesterday. It's pertinent in light of last week's camp blogs.

Hi Steve:

I enjoy your blogger site. I check it just about every day. Question: How many ounces are in a #10 scoop?

Do you know where I can get info on proportions sizes. i.e. How many oz. for a meat main dish; size for dessert, etc.



Hi Don:

The size on American food service scoops refers for the number of fluid ounces per quart of product. Thus, a #10 scoop contains 3.2 fluid ounces of product for a leveled scoop. A rounded #10 will approach 4 ounces or 1/2 cup.

I served a 1/2 cup of product for most dessert. This includes puddings, fresh fruit, cobblers and crisps (with extra topping), etc. I often use a #12 scoop (2-2/3 ounces) for frozen desserts like ice cream and sherberts.

Don't forget that many desserts such as pies, cakes and brownies are served by the piece. Serving size will be determined by the number of cuts per pan. I cut most cakes 6 by 8 for 48 servings per 18 by 26 inch sheet pan.

Growlies for Groups is an excellent resource for quantity cooking. It's run by Dyle from British Columbia. You can also ask questions on the Recipe Exchange and Party Planning Board.

1 comment:

  1. Steve: Thanks for the info. You are a great help. Don