Measurements

Cooking Conversion Chart

Amazing recipes come from all around the world and unfortunately we don’t all use the same measurements. Here are few conversions to help you figure out how many cups are in an ounce or how many tablespoons are in a cup. Tip: Ctrl F to quickly find what you’re looking for.


General cooking measurement rules


A cup is about the size of your first.
Eight ounces is about the size of your hand.
A “pinch” is about 1/8 of a tsp.
A  “dash” is about 1/16 of a tsp.


Dry measurements

 

1/2 teaspoon = 2.5 mg = 1/12 oz
1 teaspoon = 5 mg = 1/6 oz
1/2 tablespoon = 7.5 mg = 0.25 oz
1 tablespoon = 15 mg = 0.5 oz = 3 tsp
1/4 cup = 62.5 mg = 2 oz = 4 tbsp
1/3 cup = 80 mg = 2.7 oz
1/2 cup = 125 mg = 4 oz
1 cup = 250 mg = 8 oz

Flour
1 lb of flour = 4 cups

Sugar
2 cups granulated sugar = 454 grams = 1 pound white
1/4 cup granulated sugar = 55 grams
1/4 cup brown sugar = 50 g = 0.11 lb
1 c brown sugar = 200g = 0.44 lb
2 1/4 cups brown sugar = 450 grams = 1 lb
1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar = 31 g = 0.06 lb
1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar = 62.5 g = 0.14 lb
1 cup confectioner’s sugar = 1 cup white sugar
For more sugar conversions, check out this great sugar conversion calculator.


Liquid measurements

 

1/4 cup = 2 oz = 4 tbsp
1/2 cup = 4 oz = 8 tbsp
1 cup = 8 oz = 1/2 pint
4 cups = 32 oz = 2 pints
1 litre = 34 oz = 1 quart + 1/4 cup
1 gallon = 128 oz = 4 quarts

Butter
1 stick of butter = 1/2 cup = 4 oz = 8 tbsp
1 cup butter = 225 grams
1/4 cup butter = 55 grams

Eggs
1 cup of eggs = about 5 large eggs

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