#### Weights & Measures for Recipes

 Measuring ingredients correctly can make a big difference in the way a recipe turns out...Don't use tableware or silverware to measure ingredients. There are no standards sizes, so the size of a teaspoon or tablespoon from one set can be very different those of another set.Use a set of standard measuring spoons and nested measuring cups for dry ingredients.For liquids, use glass cups with graduated markings. Check the measure on a level surface, from the side of the cup.

 Measuring Dry Ingredients 3 teaspoons(tsp) 1 Tablespoon (T) 4 Tablespoons 1/4 cup 8 Tablespoons 1/2 cup 5 1/3 Tablespoons 1/3 cup 16 Tablespoons 1 cup (C) 2 cups 1 pint (pt) 4 cups 1 quart (qt) 2 pints 1 quart 2 quarts 1/2 gallon 4 quarts 1 gallon (gal) 8 quarts 1 peck (pk) 4 pecks 1 bushel (bu)

 Measuring Liquids 1/2 fluid ounce 1 Tablespoon 1/16 cup 1 fluid ounces 2 Tablespoons 1/8 cup 2 fluid ounces 4 Tablespoons 1/4 cup 4 fluid ounces 8 Tablespoons 1/2 cup 8 fluid ounces 16 Tablespoons 1 cup 16 fluid ounces 2 cups 1 pint 32 oz.fluid ounces 4 cups 1 quart 64 oz. fluid ounces 8 cups 2 quarts 128 fluid ounces 4 quarts 1 gallon

Measuring food by weight

 4 ounces = 1/4 pound 8 ounces = 1/2 pound 16 ounces = 1 pound

Volume of Standard Commercial Can Sizes

 Number 2 can = 2-1/2 cups Number 2-1/2 = 3-1/2 cups Number 10 can = 13 cups

Oven Temperatures

Use these settings as a rough guide.

 Slow = 250º to 350º Fahrenheit Moderate = 350º to 400º degrees Fahrenheit Quick or Hot = 400º to 450º degrees Fahrenheit Very Hot = 450º to 500º degrees Fahrenheit

Here's a few of the most common food equivalents.

 1 stick butter or margarine 1/2 cup 2 cups butter, margarine, or shortening 1 pound 1 cup flour 1/4 pound 4 cups flour 1 pound 2 cups granulated. sugar 1 pound 3-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar 1 pound 2-1/2 cups brown sugar 1 pound 4 cups ground cocoa 1 pound

See How Much? How Many? for more equivalents like these.

including an interactive Fahrenheit/Celsius converter.

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