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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
 almost 2 years 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
 10 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
 10 months ago
sean
GTA, Ontario, Canada
 10 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
 10 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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