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What does DL stand for in a recipe?

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turquoise Sun 21-Aug-05 20:14:29

Am doing something that calls for "2 dl sieved tomatoes" and I can't work out what that means. Probably something very obvious and I am terribly thick.

ks Sun 21-Aug-05 20:15:44

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Mum2girls Sun 21-Aug-05 20:16:03

could it be dessert spoonful???

LIZS Sun 21-Aug-05 20:17:13

I'd go with decilitre too - does 200ml sound right ?

Mytwopenceworth Sun 21-Aug-05 20:17:43

its demilitre

turquoise Sun 21-Aug-05 20:20:38

But 2 demilitres would surely be a litre thus saving me much confusion
So a decilitre is 200ml? Thanks.

ks Sun 21-Aug-05 20:21:32

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LIZS Sun 21-Aug-05 20:22:01

decilitre = 100 ml iirc. It flummoxed me with non British recipes.

Mytwopenceworth Sun 21-Aug-05 20:23:04

Crap cook myself, going on little conversion thingie I have in a cookbook and it says dl is demilitre. Much respect to those who actually concoct something from individual ingredients often enough to be able to answer that without checking!!! I am not worthy, I am not worthy!!!

LilacLotus Sun 21-Aug-05 20:25:08

1 decilitre = 1/10th of a litre = 100ml

turquoise Sun 21-Aug-05 20:27:11

Well thankyou. There doesn't appear to be any tomato at all in the photo - so maybe I'll just go with the Jamie Oliver'chuck some in' school of measurements/

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