Weights and Measures every cook should know

Thank you Janet and Megan for resurrecting it!

  1. 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
  2. 4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup
  3. 16 tablespoons = 1 cup
  4. Pinch or dash = less than 1/8 teaspoon
  5. 2 cups liquid = 1 pound
  6. 1 cup = 1/2 pint
  7. 2 pints = 1 quart
  8. 4 quarts = 1 gallon
  9. 1 cup honey = 1 1/4 cups sugar + 1/4 cup water
  10. 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate = 3 tablespoons cocoa +1 tablespoon butter
  11. 4 cups flour = 1 pound
  12. 4 tablespoons cocoa = 1 ounce
  13. 1 pound raw meat = 3 cups diced, cooked meat (I struggled with this one despite what the chart said, but Alice is right - this is ONLY an approximation!!)
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Kat said...

Great refresher or "cheat" sheet! Can't tell you how many times I use my own sheet with some of these, when I'm trying to cut a recipe down to single serving size (especially when its a lets try and see if we like it).

Going to cut this one out - has even more than mine! Love it - Thanks

Martha said...

Some I knew some I didn't. This is getting printed and going on my fridge :-)

Lucy said...

no way!! a pinch is only less that 1/8 tsp???
NOT an italian pinch Tam!
great list!

SJ Reidhead said...

What if I just promise not to cook? I did finally get a new stove.

Finally have a TT up and running.

The PInk Flamingo

janetfaye said...

Thanks for the list reminder. I always forget the unsweetened Chocolate one.

Happy T13!

Hootin' Anni said...

I don't measure anything...I just pour or pinch.

Great idea for a list. My 13 is posted. Have a terrific Thursday.

Chameleon@CoffeeBreak said...

Now THIS is a handy TT! Bookmarked for when I need it.

Donna-FFW said...

So very helpful, I am printing it out. Thank you.

Adelle Laudan said...

Thanks for the list! I just printed it out and will post it on the fridge. My girls have been in baking mode for the past little while. Happy T13!

Brenda ND said...

Thanks. This is useful. Happy TT!

Alice Audrey said...

Doy! Of course 16 Tbs would equil 1 c. I don't know why that had me stumped for so long.

BTW, that raw to cooked doesn't always hold up. Probably close enough, though.

Janet said...

I love cooking T13s :-)

Kristen said...

Fun post - I didn't know about the meat thing. I use most of the others, though.

Anonymous said...

This is a GREAT reference and a GREAT blog! Love it!

Tracey said...

This year I taught the liquid measures using Mrs. Gallon. (I posted the picture on my blog at http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/skeen/649058/ along with some links to help teach liquid measures.) Never heard of the meat one though. :)

jehara said...

that is really helpful. i am definitely going to keep this in my kitchen.

Clara said...

A handy list. Most of them are well entrenched in my memory, but I didn't know the honey or the diced meat. A good list to have around!