This seems soooo silly to ask....
It's difficult to do an accurate weight/measurement conversion for sugar, so I always weigh, but if I remember correctly from school:
One TBL is slightly less than 1/2 oz
One cup is about 7 oz
One lb is about 2 1/4 cups
Sounds about right
Lucy -- I invested in an inexpensive digital kitchen scale a long time ago and don't know how I managed without it! I weigh so many things when I bake because it's more accurate. Consider getting one, you'll never regret it!
I was always taught that 1 cup=8oz
so approximately 1/8 of a cup is an ounce
At least volume-wise
HTH! and good luck!
I thought about a scale! I've had lots of opportunities where I could have used one, and here's another! Guess I'll have to put that on my "wish list". Fortunately I have some time to play around with this recipe if it's not exactly right, so I guess I'll try about 2 T. and hope it's close enough. Thanks for the replies, this was driving me CRAZY!!
I'm pretty sure that 1 oz. of sugar is 2 TB.
Unfortunately there is no way to know the answer to your question--one ounce can be a weight ounce or a volume ounce. (With water these two are equivalent, but with other substances, there is no such simple relationship.)
The good news is, with sugar the difference isn't all that big between the two. (Unlike flour, which is significantly lighter than an equal volume of water.)
One weight ounce of sugar would be just over two Tablespoons.
1oz = 2.5 level tablespoons
Scales would be invaluable. I also have them on my wishlist with a KA hehe.
This site has a conversion utility that maybe helpful: http://www.dianasdesserts.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/tools.measures/Measures.cfm
For the record, only water, eggs, and milk are weight/volume equivalents.
Sugar weight/volume equivalents are not the same.
One TBL of sugar is slightly less than 1/2 oz
one cup= around 7 oz
16 TBL to a cup
16 X .5 = 8 oz
minus the 'slightly less' for each TBL = 7 oz