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Pound to US cup Conversion Chart - Water
|pounds to US cups of Water|
|1/2 pound||=||0.959 ( 1 ) US cup|
|2/3 pound||=||1.28 ( 1 1/4 ) US cups|
|3/4 pound||=||1.44 ( 1 1/2 ) US cups|
|1 1/16 pounds||=||2.04 ( 2 ) US cups|
2 US cups of granulated sugar weighs 400 grams. (or precisely 399.834119685 grams.
How many cups is 1 stick of butter? One stick of butter equals ½ cup.
Use a coffee spoon as your substitute teaspoon in a baking emergency. Just note that for all of these measures, fill these cups and spoons with your ingredients as consistently as you can. Fill it more with flour one time and fill it with more cornstarch the next time, and you may end up with an overly floured dish.
Begin converting cups to pounds by understanding a few basic conversion points. 16 ounces equals one pound or two cups. Another way to look at the equivalent is that one cup weighs eight ounces and therefore two cups equal 16 ounces and this is the same weight of one pound--16 ounces.
Butter in the US is most commonly sold by the pound, which contains 4 sticks, or 16 ounces. The pound is a US customary and imperial unit of butter. Pounds can be abbreviated as lb; for example, 1 pound can be written as 1 lb.
Butter Conversion Table
Sticks of Butter to US Cups and Grams
|BUTTER VOLUME||US CUPS||GRAMS|
|half (½) stick of Butter||¼ cup||56.7g|
|1 stick of Butter||½ cup||113.4g|
|2 sticks of Butter||1 cup||226.8g|
|4 sticks of Butter||2 cups||453.6g|
In the United States, butter is usually produced in 4-ounce sticks, wrapped in waxed or foiled paper and sold four to a one-pound carton. These butter sticks are 80 millimetres (3.1 in) long and 38 millimetres (1.5 in) wide and are usually sold with four sticks packed side-by-side in a flat, rectangular box.
|cups to pounds|
For best results, we recommend weighing your ingredients with a digital scale. A cup of all-purpose flour weighs 4 1/4 ounces or 120 grams. This chart is a quick reference for volume, ounces, and grams equivalencies for common ingredients.
Two-thirds of something is an amount that is two out of three equal parts of it.
Baking Conversion Table
|2/3 cup||160 ml|
|3/4 cup||180 ml|
|1 cup||240 ml|
|1 pint (2 cups)||480 ml|
Hi, 1/3 cup would equal 5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon butter.
Scale, Half and Double Quantity Amounts in a Recipe (Chart)
|Original Recipe Measure||Half Scaled Measure||Double Scaled Measure|
|2/3 cup||1/3 cup||1 1/3 cups|
|3/4 cup||3 tbsp.||1 1/2 cups|
|1 cup (1/2 pint)||1/2 cup||2 cups|
|1 1/4 cups||1/2 cup + 2 tbsp.||2 1/2 cups|
Common Fractions with Decimal and Percent Equivalents
Use an object as a reference point.
- A teaspoon is about the size of the tip of your finger.
- A tablespoon is about the size of an ice cube.
- 1/4 cup is about the size of a large egg.
- 1/2 cup is about the size of a tennis ball.
- A full cup is about the size of a baseball, an apple or a fist.
Caster Sugar – Superfine Sugar
|US cups||Amount in Grams||Amount in Ounces|
|1/3 cup||75g||2.5 oz|
|1/2 cup||115g||4 oz|
|2/3 cup||150g||5.3 oz|
|3/4 cup||170g||6 oz|
1/2 cup = 8 tablespoons. 2/3 cup = 10 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons. 3/4 cup = 12 tablespoons. 1 cup = 16 tablespoons.
A mug is not a measuring cup. If you're cooking by volume measurements, having an accurate set of dry measuring cups, accurate liquid measuring cups of a few different sizes (a two-cup measure and a four-cup (one quart) measure are a good place to start).
U.S.?Metric Cooking Conversions
|1 tablespoon (tbsp) =||3 teaspoons (tsp)|
|1/3 cup =||5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon|
|3/8 cup =||6 tablespoons|
|1/2 cup =||8 tablespoons|
|2/3 cup =||10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons|
For the standard U.S. stick of butter: 1 stick butter = ½ cup = 4 ounces = 113 grams.
Each stick weighs 1/4 pound/4 ounces/110g. One stick also contains 8 tablespoons and for convenience the packaging is marked with the tablespoon measures. Each tablespoon weighs 1/2 ounce which we usually equate to a metric weight of 15g. So 1 1/4 sticks is 10 tablespoons which is 150g.
|Butter measurement equivalents|
|2/3 cup of Butter||151.2 g||11 Tbsp|
|¾ cup of Butter||170.1 g||12 Tbsp|
|7/8 cup of Butter||198.5 g||14 Tbsp|
The standard 4 measuring cup sizes are: 1 cup, ½ cup, ⅓ cup and ¼ cup. With those four cup sizes you can measure dry ingredients for any recipe.
When you try to measure a certain ingredient using the tablespoon and cup, you will get 10 2/3 tablespoons in a 2/3 cup. To make sure that your measurement is exact, you measure your ingredient using 10 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons.
|Butter equivalent measurements|
|1/2 cup butter||113.4 gram||8 tbsp|
|5/8 cup butter||141.8 gram||10 tbsp|
|2/3 cup butter||151.2 gram||10-2/3 tbsp|