## Fyi Measurements

By newnancy Updated 28 Oct 2008 , 12:03pm by foxymomma521

newnancy Posted 27 Oct 2008 , 1:28pm
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I found this interesting & could be very handy in a pinch, especially some of the substitutions.

MEASUREMENTS, SUBSTITUTIONS & EQUIVALENTS

Measurements

a pinch = 1/8 teaspoon or less
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup
8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup
12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup
16 tablespoons = 1 cup
2 cups = 1 pint
2 pints = 1 quart
4 quarts = 1 gallon
8 quarts = 1 peck
4 pecks = 1 bushel
16 ounces = 1 pound
32 ounces = 1 quart
8 ounces liquid = 1 cup
1 ounce liquid = 2 tablespoons

(For liquid and dry measurements, use standard measuring
spoons and cups. All measurements are level.)

Substitutions & Equivalents

Ingredient Quantity Substitute
self rising flour 1 cup = 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1 tsp. baking powder
cornstarch 1 tablespoon = 2 T. flour or 2 tsp. quick-cooking tapioca
baking powder 1 teaspoon = 1/4 tsp. baking soda plus 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
powdered sugar 1 cup = 1 c. granulated sugar plus 1 tsp. cornstarch
brown sugar 1/2 cup = 2 T. molasses in 1/2 cup granulated sugar
sour milk 1 cup = 1 T. lemon juice or vinegar plus sweet milk
to make 1 cup (let stand 5 minutes)
whole milk 1 cup = 1/2 cup evaporated milk plus 1/2 cup water
cracker crumbs 3/4 cup = 1 cup bread crumbs
chocolate 1 square
(1 oz.) = 3 or 4 T cocoa plus 1 T butter
fresh herbs 1 tablespoon = 1 teaspoon dried herbs
fresh onion 1 small = 1 T. instant minced onion, rehydrated
dry mustard 1 teaspoon = 1 T. prepared mustard
tomato juice 1 cup = 1/2 c. tomato sauce plus 1/2 c. water
catsup or chili sauce 1 cup = 1 c. tomato sauce plus 1/2 c. sugar and
2 T. vinegar (for use in cooking)
dates 1 lb. = 1 1/2 c. dates, pitted and cut
bananas 3 medium = 1 c. mashed
mini marshmallows 10 = 1 lge. marshmallow
butter 1 stick = 8 T. or 1/2 cup
buttermilk 1 cup = 1 cup yogurt
coconut, flaked 3 1/2 oz. = 1 1/3 cups
cream, sour 1 cup = 3 T. butter plus 7/8 cup sour milk

In substituting cocoa for chocolate in cakes, the amount of flour must be reduced.
Brown and White Sugars: Usually may be used interchangeably.

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5 replies
cylstrial Posted 28 Oct 2008 , 1:48am
post #2 of 6

That is good info to have on hand! Thanks for passing it on to all of us!

trishalynn0708 Posted 28 Oct 2008 , 11:11am
post #3 of 6

thanks for passing that on... That will come in handy!

msulli10 Posted 28 Oct 2008 , 11:36am
post #4 of 6

Thanks.

OhioBaker Posted 28 Oct 2008 , 11:45am
post #5 of 6

Thanks

foxymomma521 Posted 28 Oct 2008 , 12:03pm
post #6 of 6

thanks for sharing!