## How Many Cups Of Hi-Ratio Shortening Is In ... ???

By Mikel79 Updated 3 Sep 2009 , 9:52am by Mikel79

Mikel79 Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 12:50am
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Hi All!!

I am terrible at math and converting. Can you please tell me how many cups of Hi-Ratio shortening is in 1 pound?

Thank you,

5 replies
Bluehue Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 1:59am
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Mikel79 - I had to go look that one up - as we are all metric over here -

1 Cup Shortening = 250 gms = 8 ounces.

16 ounces = 1 pound = 2 cups

Bluehue

BlakesCakes Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 2:39am
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I've weighed my Sweetex Hi Ratio. One cup weighs 7 ounces.

So, a pound would be 2 cups + 2/7 cups (about 5 TBSP).

HTH
Rae

Bluehue Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 6:31am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BlakesCakes

I've weighed my Sweetex Hi Ratio. One cup weighs 7 ounces.

So, a pound would be 2 cups + 2/7 cups (about 5 TBSP).

HTH
Rae

Actually, i just went and looked at the figures on the measuring cups i recieved from the USA and it says -

1 Cup =235 grams
Whereas our Cups equal 240 grams

Our Tablespoons = 20 ml
USA Tablespoons = 15 ml

5 ml can make a big difference when measuring things for a reciipe -
I know i always have to stop and convert when making a recipe from OS.

Bluehue

xstitcher Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 9:44am
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Yes the 5 ml can definitely make a difference when your measuring in Tbsp.

I did the math for shortening a while back because I hated having to clean the measuring cups. and I mine and BlakesCakes are almost exactly the same.

This is what I came up with. have done the math with shortening and it I worked it out to be 2 1/3 cups to one pound of shortening. so basically only 1 teaspoon/1/3 tbsp different than BlakesCakes.

1 pound should be 454 grams = 16 oz.

I had figured (from a label) that 1 cup was the same as approx 194.5 g which would then make it 6.9 oz per cup.

16/6.9 oz = 2 1/3 cups

or 454/194.5 g= 2 1/3 cups

Mikel79 Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 9:52am
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Thank you all!!