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Sunday, November 12, 2006

Cooking & Measurements

Cooking can be difficult. It can be intimidating. It can be frustrating. But there is nothing more frustrating than having to deal with measurements. What is a dash? What is a few minutes? What is a sprinkle? Frustrating and often impossible to figure out.

In order to help this chart was kindly submitted by Shrug for our visitors. It will help from time to time with understanding the measurements.

U.S. Measurement Equivalents

A few grains/pinch/dash, etc. (dry)

=

Less than 1/8 tsp

A dash (liquid)

=

A few drops

3 teaspoons

=

1 tablespoon

1/2 tablespoon

=

1-1/2 teaspoons

1 tablespoon

=

3 teaspoons

2 tablespoons

=

1 fluid ounce

4 tablespoons

=

1/4 cup

5-1/3 tablespoons

=

1/3 cup

8 tablespoons

=

1/2 cup

8 tablespoons

=

4 fluid ounces

10-2/3 tablespoons

=

2/3 cup

12 tablespoons

=

3/4 cup

16 tablespoons

=

1 cup

16 tablespoons

=

8 fluid ounces

1/8 cup

=

2 tablespoons

1/4 cup

=

4 tablespoons

1/4 cup

=

2 fluid ounces

1/3 cup

=

5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon

1/2 cup

=

8 tablespoons

1 cup

=

16 tablespoons

1 cup

=

8 fluid ounces

1 cup

=

1/2 pint

2 cups

=

1 pint

2 pints

=

1 quart

4 quarts (liquid)

=

1 gallon

8 quarts (dry)

=

1 peck

4 pecks (dry)

=

1 bushel

1 kilogram

=

approximately 2 pounds

1 liter

=

approximately 4 cups or 1 quart


It will help from time to time with understanding the measurements and just how to translate them. However, I will try and make sure that all measurements and temperatures are always clear and as precise as possible.


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