Thursday, March 5, 2009

Measuring Equivalents

3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon

2 tablespoons = ⅛ cup

4 tablespoons = ¼ cup

8 tablespoons = ½ cup

16 tablespoons = 1 cup

5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon = ⅓ cup

12 tablespoons = ¾ cup

4 once = ½ cup

8 once = 1 cup

cup = ½ cup + 2 tablespoons

cup = ¾ cup + 2 tablespoons

2 cups = 1 pint

2 pints = 1 quart

1 quart = 4 cups

A few grains = Less than teaspoon

Pinch is as much as can be taken between tip of finger and thumb.


16 ounce = 2 tablespoons fat or liquid

2 cups fat = 1 pound

2 cups sugar = 1 pound

2 cups powdered sugar = 1 pound

2 cups brown sugar = 1 pound

2 cups sifted flour = 1 pound

1 pound butter = 2 cups or 4 sticks



8 to 10 egg whites = 1 cup

12 to 14 egg yolks = 1 cup

1 cup unwhipped cream = 2 cups whipped

1 pound shredded American cheese = 4 cups

¼ pound crumbled Bleu cheese = 1 cup

1 lemon = 3 tablespoons juice

1 orange = ⅓ cup juice

1 pound unshelled walnuts = 1 ½ to 1⅓ cup shelled

2 cups oil = 1 pound

1 pound butter = 2 cup or 4 sticks

2 cups granulated sugar = 1 pound

3½ - 4 cups unsifted powdered sugar = 1 pound

2 ¼ cups packed brown sugar = 1 pound

4 cups sifted flour = 1 pound

4 ½ cups cake flour = 1 pound

3 ½ cup unsifted whole wheat flour = 1 pound


4 ounces (1 to 1¼ cup) uncooked macaroni = 2¼ cups cooked

7 ounces spaghetti = 4 cups cooked

4 ounces (1½ to 2 cups) uncooked noodles = 2 cups cooked


28 saltine crackers = 1 cup crumbs

4 slices bread = 1 cup crumbs

14 square graham crackers = 1 cup crumbs

22 vanilla wafers = 1 cup crumbs