So I'm at my sister's house, and it turns out she doesn't have any scales.
I need to weigh 120g of castor sugar.
What can I do?
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This site will convert weights to volumes, and says that you should use .53 of a US cup.
So it turns out she doesn't have any volume measurements either, other than a measuring jug.
So in the end I divided the 500g bag between two identical glasses, then divided one of those glasses up between 2 others to get approx 125g
Now it seems that the cake tin doesn't seal properly anyway so I can't imagine that my cheescake is going to turn out any good anyway...
For Neil, a measuring jug:
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Weight To Volume Conversion Calculator shows that 120 gr sugar (powdered) = 1.2 cup or 48 teaspoons.
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