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Cooking Measurement Conversions

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Here’s a cooking measurement chart to use as a kitchen aid.

If you can’t remember how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon and wonder what a “pinch” is, this should help. We’ve listed the more common cooking  measurement equivalents that we tend to come across!

pinch = about 1/8 teaspoon
120 drops of water = 1 teaspoon
60 drops thick fluid = 1 teaspoon
2 teaspoons = 1 dessert spoon
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
16 tablespoons = 1 cup
8 fluid ounces = 1 cup
16 fluid ounces = 1 pint
32 fluid ounces = 1 quart
128 fluid ounces = 1 gallon
2 cups = 1 pint
2 pints = 1 quart
4 quarts = 1 gallon
2 cups granulated sugar = 1 pound
3–3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar = 1 pound
2–3/4 cups brown sugar = 1 pound
3–1/2 cups wheat flour = 1 pound
5–1/3 cups dry coffee = 1 pound
4 cups cocoa = 1 pound
6–1/2 cups dry tea = 1 pound
2 cups shortening = 1 pound
3–1/2 cups walnuts (chopped) = 1 pound
9 eggs = 1 pound
3 cups cornmeal = 1 pound
2 sticks butter = 1 cup
8 egg whites = 1 cup
2 tablespoons sugar = 1 ounce
3 tablespoons flour = 1 ounce
2 tablespoons butter = 1 ounce
1 ounce yeast = 1 scant tablespoon

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Catherine Boeckmann

Catherine Boeckmann loves nature, stargazing, and gardening so it’s not surprise that she and The Old Farmer’s Almanac found each other. She leads digital content for the Almanac website, and is also a certified master gardener in the state of Indiana. Read More from Catherine Boeckmann

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