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Helpful Measurements

12 Jan

I’ve had these helpful measurements for years. Can’t remember where I got them, but thought some of you might find the information as helpful as I have. When I was breaking down food recipes and food cost for restaurant owners I used this like my right arm, but it has also came in handy with my everyday cooking as well.

Helpful Measurements

  • A “pinch” = slightly less than 1/8 teaspoon
  • 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
  • 2 tablespoons = 1 ounce liquid
  • 4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup = 2 ounces liquid
  • 1 cup liquid = 8 fluid ounces = 16 tablespoons = 1/2 pint
  • 2 cups liquid = 1 pint = 1/2 quart
  • 4 cups liquid = 1 quart
  • 4 quarts liquid = 1 gallon
  • 1 tablespoon butter = 1/8 stick = 1/2 ounce
  • 8 tablespoons butter = 1 stick = 1/2 cup = 4 ounces
  • 1 pound brown sugar = 2 1/4 cups firmly packed
  • 1 pound powdered (confectioners) sugar = 3 1/2 cups sifted
  • 1 pound granulated sugar = 2 cups
  • 1 pound white flour = 4 cups
  • 1 pound whole-wheat flour = 4 1/2 cups
  • 1 cup uncooked rice + 2 cups liquid = 3 cups cooked rice
  • 2 slices bread = 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 12 graham crackers = 1 cup cracker crumbs
  • 1 pound cheese = 2 cups grated
  • 4 ounces nuts = 3/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 large egg whole = 2 tablespoons
  • 8 large egg whites = 1 cup
  • 1 large egg yolk = 1 tablespoon
  • apples, sliced raw, 1 pound = 3 cups
  • carrots, sliced, 1 pound = 3 cups
  • onions, chopped or sliced, 1 pound = 3 cups
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Posted by on January 12, 2012 in Tips

 

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