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Ingredient Equivalents

1 stick butter = 4 ounces = 8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup
4 sticks butter = 16 ounces = 32 tablespoons = 2 cups
1 ounce chocolate = 1/4 cup grated
6 ounces chocolate chips = 1 cup
1 pound cocoa powder = 4 cups
1 large egg = approximately 1 tablespoon yolk + 2 tablespoons white
5 large eggs = approximately 1 cup
8 egg whites = approximately 1 cup
14 egg yolks = approximately 1 cup
1 pound flour = 4 cups all purpose or bread flour = 4 3/4 cups cake flour
1 cup sifted cake flour = 7/8 cup all purpose flour
1 cup self rising flour = 1 cup sifted all purpose flour + 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder + 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 lemon = 1 to 3 tablespoons juice + 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons zest
4 lemons = 1 cup juice + 1/4 cup grated zest
1 pound onion = 2 1/2 cups sliced or chopped
1 pound sugar = 2 cups
1 pound packed brown sugar = 2 1/4 cups
1 pound powdered sugar = 3 1/2 to 4 cups
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar = 1 cup white sugar
1 cake yeast = 3/5 ounce = 1 packet dry = 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 teaspoons dry
1 pound cornmeal = 3 cups
23 soda crackers = 1 cup crumbs
15 graham crackers = 1 cup crumbs



Temperature Conversions

275°F = 140°C = Gas Mark 1
300°F = 150°C = Gas Mark 2
325°F = 165°C = Gas Mark 3
350°F = 180°C = Gas Mark 4
375°F = 190°C = Gas Mark 5
400°F = 200°C = Gas Mark 6
425°F = 220°C = Gas Mark 7
450°F = 230°C = Gas Mark 9
475°F = 240°C = Gas Mark 10


Volume Equivalents

60 drops = 1 teaspoon
1 dash = 1/16 teaspoon
1 pinch = 1/8 teaspoon
1 teaspoon = 1/3 tablespoon = 1/6 ounce
2 teaspoons = 2/3 tablespoon = 1/3 ounce
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon = 1/2 ounce
2 tablespoons = 1/8 cup = 1 ounce = 1 standard coffee scoop
4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup = 2 ounces
5 1/3 tablespoons = 1/3 cup = 2 2/3 ounces
8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup = 4 ounces
10 2/3 tablespoons = 2/3 cup
16 tablespoons = 1 cup = 8 ounces
2 cups = 1 pint = 1/2 quart = 16 ounces
4 cups = 2 pints = 1 quart = 32 ounces
16 cups = 8 pints = 4 quarts = 1 gallon




Measures for Cooked and Uncooked Foods

1 pound dried lima beans = 3 cups uncooked = 7 cups cooked
1 pound dried navy beans = 2 cups uncooked = 6 cups cooked
1 pound red kidney beans = 2 2/3 cups uncooked = 6 1/2 cups cooked
1 pound dried apricots = 3 cups uncooked = 4 1/2 to 5 cups cooked
1 pound dried figs = 50 to 60 whole figs = 2 2/3 to 3 cups cooked
1 pound raisins or currants = 3 cups uncooked = 4 cups cooked
1 pound macaroni = 3 to 4 cups uncooked = 8 to 10 cups cooked
1 pound rice = 2 cups uncooked = 6 cups cooked
1 pound quick cooking oats = 4 cups uncooked = 8 cups cooked
1 pound peanuts = 2 cups nut meats
1 pound pecans = 2 1/4 cups nut meats
1 pound walnuts = 2 cups nut meats





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