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Help! How much is a 'piece' of ginger?

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granarybeck Thu 27-Jan-05 14:52:10

Sorry, stupid question! But if a recipe (soup) says a piece of ginger, chopped and peeled, what does it mean by a piece?

Any answers gratefully received!

NameChangingMancMidlander Thu 27-Jan-05 14:54:02

It's normally a 'thumb sized' cube, about an inch square.

bundle Thu 27-Jan-05 14:54:13

i would say about as big as your thumb, up to the first joint iykwim!

lunavix Thu 27-Jan-05 14:54:51

2cm square I think

yoyo Thu 27-Jan-05 14:56:21

I always use the rule of thumb too!

granarybeck Thu 27-Jan-05 14:57:52

thank you so much! I can't believe you've all taken trouble to solve my dilemma. I'm sure my dh and dss will be glad too at not having ginger overdoses tonight!

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