1 pinch =

less than 1/8 teaspoon (dry)

1 dash =

3 drops to 1/4 teaspoon (liquid)

3 teaspoons =

1 tablespoon = 1/2 ounce (liquid and dry)

2 tablespoons =

1 ounce (liquid and dry)

4 tablespoons =

2 ounces (liquid and dry) = 1/4 cup

5 1/3 tablespoons =

1/3 cup

16 tablespoons =

8 ounces = 1 cup = 1/2 pound

16 tablespoons =

48 teaspoons

32 tablespoons =

16 ounces = 2 cups = 1 pound

64 tablespoons =

32 ounces = 1 quart = 2 pounds

1 cup =

8 ounces (liquid) = 1/2 pint

2 cups =

16 ounces (liquid) = 1 pint

4 cups =

32 ounces (liquid) = 2 pints = 1 quart

16 cups =

128 ounces (liquid) = 4 quarts = 1 gallon

1 quart =

2 pints (dry)

8 quarts =

1 peck (dry)

4 pecks =

1 bushel (dry)

Approximate Equivalents

1 quart (liquid) =

about 1 liter

8 tablespoons =

4 ounces = 1/2 cup = 1 stick butter

1 cup all-purpose pre-sifted flour =

5 ounces

1 cup stoneground yellow cornmeal =

4 1/2 ounces

1 cup granulated sugar =

8 ounces

1 cup brown sugar =

6 ounces

1 cup confectioners' sugar =

4 1/2 ounces

1 large egg =

2 ounces = 1/4 cup = 4 tablespoons

1 egg yolk =

1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon

1 egg white =

2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons

 

Spaghetti:

8 ounces uncooked = 4 cups cooked

Macaroni:

1 cup uncooked = 2 1/2 cups cooked

Rice:

1 cup uncooked = 3 cups cooked

Crumbs:

1 slice bread = 1/2 cup crumbs

Popcorn:

1/4 cup unpopped = 5 cups popped

Cheese:

4 ounces = 1 cup shredded

Herbs:

1 teaspoon dried = 1 tablespoon fresh

1 square chocolate:

3 tablespoons cocoa + 1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon cornstarch:

2 tablespoons flour (for thickening)

 

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