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Approximate Cooking Equivalents

 

Listing of measure, weight conversions and some ingredient equivalents for cooking recipes.

 

See also: Metric Conversion Chart,
Australian Measurements and Ingredient Terms, and British <-> US Terms

Measure Equivalents

Measure Equivalent
3 teaspoons 1 tablespoon
16 tablespoons 1 cup
¼ cup 4 tablespoons
⅓ cup 5 ⅓ tablespoons
2 cups 1 pint
2 pints 1 quart
1½ fluid ounces 1 jigger

Weight Equivalents

Measure Equivalent
1 ounce 28.35 grams
⅟16 ounce 1 gram
1 pound 453.6 grams
2 ¼ pounds 1 kilogram (kg)

Complete Metric Conversion Chart for Cooking

Products Equivalents

Measure Equivalent
3½ cups brown sugar 1 pound (lb)
2¼ cups sugar 1 pound (lb)
3¾ cups powdered sugar 1 pound (lb)
2 cups butter 1 pound (lb)
2 cups shortening 1 pound (lb)
4½ cups cheese; grated 1 pound (lb)
3¾ flour, all-purpose 1 pound (lb)
3⅓ cups flour, whole-wheat 1 pound (lb)
3¼ cups corn meal 1 pound (lb)
3 cups raisins 1 pound (lb)
2⅔ cups dates 1 pound (lb)
3½ cups dates, unpitted 1 pound (lb)
4½ cups chicken 3 pound chicken, cooked/diced about (1½ pounds)
2 tablespoons cocoa powder 1 chocolate square
1 cup uncooked macaroni 2⅔ cups cooked
1 pound uncooked meat 2⅔ cups cooked
1 cup uncooked rice 4 cups cooked
1 cup uncooked spaghetti 2 cups cooked

More about measuring flour in recipes and Flour substitutions

Can Equivalents

Measure Equivalent
1½ cups #1 can
2½ cups #2 can
3½ cups #2-1/2 can
4 cups #3 can
13 cups #10 can

 

 

 

Comments


Somerville, United States
 over 1 year ago

is there a way to reduce a large recipe in 1/2 then 1/2 that??
12 I know would be 6, then 3
4 tbs would be 2 then 1
1 tbs would be 1/2 then ?(1/4??)
2 tsp would be 1 then 1/2
4 1/2 would be 2 then 1 1/2?
I can find a recipe reducer any where

1 tbs would be 1/2 then ?(1/4??)

1/4 of 1 tablespoon would be a scant 1 teaspoon :)

sean
GTA, Ontario, Canada
 8 months ago

To reduce 4 ½ in ½ and then ½ of that (in other words ¼ of the original) would be:

4 ½ ÷ 2 = 2 ¼, then
2 ¼ ÷ 2 = 1 ⅛

If you don't have a ⅛ measuring cup - ⅛ cup is equivalent to 2 tablespoons

Therefore ¼ of 4 ½ cups - measure out 1 cup + 2 tablespoons

Hope this helps, fractions can be a bit challenging at times. One way to divide recipe ingredients easier is to use metric. Then you won't have to wrestle with fractions!

sean
GTA, Ontario, Canada
 8 months ago
sean
GTA, Ontario, Canada
 8 months ago

1 tbs would be 1/2 then ?(1/4??)

1/4 of 1 tablespoon would be a scant 1 teaspoon :)

sean
GTA, Ontario, Canada
 8 months ago

To reduce 4 ½ in ½ and then ½ of that (in other words ¼ of the original) would be:

4 ½ ÷ 2 = 2 ¼, then
2 ¼ ÷ 2 = 1 ⅛

If you don't have a ⅛ measuring cup - ⅛ cup is equivalent to 2 tablespoons

Therefore ¼ of 4 ½ cups - measure out 1 cup + 2 tablespoons

Hope this helps, fractions can be a bit challenging at times. One way to divide recipe ingredients easier is to use metric. Then you won't have to wrestle with fractions!

 

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