Help! How Much Does A Pint Of Frozen Strawberries Weigh?

Decorating By Cakepro Updated 10 Oct 2008 , 9:48am by banba

Cakepro Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 7:14pm
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Hi ~

I want to try Steady2Hands' strawberry cake recipe, which calls for a 1/2 pint of frozen strawberries.

I have a huge bag of Dole frozen strawberries in the freezer and need to know how much a pint of frozen strawberries weighs.

Googling yielded vastly different answers (from 8 ounces per pint to 16 ounces per pint).

I know the saying, "A pint's a pound the world around" but I would really ADORE somebody if they looked in their freezer for a package of frozen strawberries that has both the amount by volume and the weight so I know fo' sho' how much to add to the recipe.

Thanks bunches!!
Sherri

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KoryAK Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 7:40pm
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Dunno, but "A pint's a pound the world around" only applies to a few things (milk, water, eggs)

MaisieBake Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 11:13pm
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Get out a measuring cup and measure out 8 ounces volume of frozen strawberries.

indydebi Posted 8 Oct 2008 , 10:32pm
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Originally Posted by Cakepro


I know the saying, "A pint's a pound the world around"




A pint of nails or a pint of feathers? icon_confused.gif

Cakepro Posted 9 Oct 2008 , 12:24am
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That saying refers to liquid measurements.

Cakepro Posted 9 Oct 2008 , 12:26am
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For anybody's future reference, I went with 10 ounces of frozen strawberries by weight = 1 pint. The strawberry cake recipe turned out fine. I haven't tasted it yet but it looks and smells wonderful, and it baked darn near perfectly level.

Here's the recipe if anyone is interested: http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-4403-Strawberry-Cake.html

~ Sherri

indydebi Posted 9 Oct 2008 , 12:39am
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Originally Posted by Cakepro

That saying refers to liquid measurements.




oops! icon_redface.gif THanks for clarifying!

Mike1394 Posted 9 Oct 2008 , 2:43am
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Originally Posted by MaisieBake

Get out a measuring cup and measure out 8 ounces volume of frozen strawberries.




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MaisieBake Posted 9 Oct 2008 , 6:38am
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What's confusing, Mike? Ounces can refer to volume or weight. (Eight ounces of feathers take up a lot more volume than eight ounces of cast iron.)

Cakepro Posted 9 Oct 2008 , 1:56pm
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Because only 4 strawberries fit in a one-cup dry measuring cup, I was relatively sure the recipe called for the berries by weight, not by volume. 8 ounces of strawberries by volume was vastly less than 8 ounces of strawberries by weight.

And actually, I should have gone by 12 ounces of strawberries by weight = 1 pint = 3 1/2 cups by volume...but using just 10 ounces instead of 12 in the recipe (I doubled it) worked just dandy.

KoryAK Posted 10 Oct 2008 , 12:21am
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Well, "pint" is definitely volume, not weight. One pint of water weighs 16 oz, not 12 and i 4 cups by volume. I'm sure "pint" in a strawberry recipe refers to the containers they come in at the store... which doesn't help you icon_smile.gif Seems like you got it figured out tho.

Cakepro Posted 10 Oct 2008 , 12:54am
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Yes, but the recipe called for 1/2 a pint, and I have a 3 pound bag, hence my asking how much a pint of strawberries weighs. I hate measuring items such as that by volume - and with it being a recipe that I've never made before, I wanted precision. icon_smile.gif

Mike1394 Posted 10 Oct 2008 , 9:21am
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Originally Posted by MaisieBake

What's confusing, Mike? Ounces can refer to volume or weight. (Eight ounces of feathers take up a lot more volume than eight ounces of cast iron.)




Yeah, but wasn't the OP looking for a pint? Was she supposed to measure twice?

In this case it is by weight.

Mike

banba Posted 10 Oct 2008 , 9:48am
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I love my digital weighing scales!

And my measuring jugs and spoons for liquids, it's so simple!

Cups of this and that bug me it's seems a very inaccurate way to measure things in scientific subject i.e. baking!

Solids should be weighed and liquids measured IMHO.

Glad you figured it out though!

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