Handy Measuring Equivalents

Handy Measuring Equivalents

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If you’re like us, you’ll love these handy cooking tips.  After all, who doesn’t look at a recipe and wonder how many cups of oats they needs when a recipe calls for a pound of oats?  Here are your answers!

Wish we could say–“You’re Welcome!” But we got these tips from Farmers’ Almanac Staff –so we’re saying a huge “Thank you!” to them!

Flour, Oats & Yeast

  • 1 pound all-purpose flour = about 3 1/2 cups unsifted, about 4 cups sifted.
  • 1 pound whole wheat flour, stirred = about 3 3/4 cups.
  • 1 cup self-rising flour = 1 cup all purpose flour + 1 1/2 tsp baking powder + 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 pound cake flour = 4 1/2 cups sifted
  • 1 pound rolled oats = 6 cups
  • 4 ounces bulk dry yeast = 16 envelopes (1/4 ounce or 1 Tablespoon each)

Sugar & Honey

  • 1 pound granulated white sugar = 2 1/4 cups
  • 1 pound brown sugar = about 2 1/2 cups (firmly packed)
  • 1 pound powdered sugar =about 4 cups unsifted, 4 3/4 cups sifted.
  • 1 pound (16 ounces) honey = 1 1/3 cups to 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 quart corn syrup = 4 cups

Milk & Cream

  • 1 cup whipping cream = 2 to 2 1/2 cups whipped
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) whipped topping = about 2 1/2 to 3 cups
  • 1 quart milk = 4 cups
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk = 1 1/2 cup (5 ounces) = 5/8 cup

Eggs

  • 5 whole eggs = about 1 cup
  • 8 large egg whites = about 1 cup
  • 12 large egg yolks = about 1 cup

Butter & Shortening  (** Of course, we don’t suggest using too much of these!)

  • 1 pound butter, margarine or lard = 2 cups
  • 1 pound solid vegetable shortening = about 2 1/4 cups
  • 1 gallon (128 ounces) vegetable oil = 16 cups

Chocolate & Vanilla

  • 1 pound cocoa powder = 4 cups
  • 6 ounces chocolate chips = about 1 cup
  • 8 ounces packaged coconut = 4 cups
  • 1 ounce vanilla extract or flavoring = 6 teaspoons

Fruit

  • 1 pound raisins = about 3 cups
  • 1 pound pitted dates = 2 3/4 Cups
  • 1 pound chopped candied fruit = about 2 cups
  • 1 pound bananas (3 medium) = 1 3/4 cups mashed
  • 1 lemon (about 6 Ounces) = 3 Tablespoons juice, 2 teaspoons grated zest
  • 1 orange (about 8 ounces) = 1/4 to 1/3 cup juice, 4 teaspoons grated zest.

Nuts

  • 1 pound pecans in shell = about 2 cups shelled and chopped
  • 1 pound shelled pecans = 4 1/4 cups chopped
  • 1 pound walnuts in shell = about 1 3/4 cups shelled and chopped
  • 1 pound shelled walnuts = 3 3/4 cups chopped
  • 1 cup ground nuts = about 3 3/4 ounces

 

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