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Cooking glossary

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Screw top jar

A container usually made from glass or plastic with a plastic or metal lid that screws securely on top. A range of shapes and sizes of screw top jar are available and they are widely used to store ingredients such as flour, sugar, coffee and tea, homemade jams and pickles.

small screw top jar can also be used to mix and blend salad dressing, eg spoon the oil, vinegar, mustard and seasoning into a small screw top jar, secure the lid and then shake well until thoroughly combined.