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Questions tagged [measurements]

Determining the quantity of an ingredient needed for a recipe. Particularly useful for understanding obscure terminology, converting between different standards, or interpreting historical recipes.

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How do I get something sticky like honey or Golden Syrup off measuring spoons or measuring cups? Is there a better way?

When I put honey in a spoon or measuring cup, the residue stays and it’s hard to get all of it out. How do I make it all come out? Is there a way to measure honey without leaving honey on a spoon?
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Baker's Angel Flake Coconut

I have an old recipe that calls for a large can of Baker's Angel Flake Coconut. How many ounces were these cans; I need to substitute the bags that are available now.
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How much is “1-2 cents worth” of yeast in an old recipe?

I'm looking through an old cookbook, ''The Art of German Cooking and Baking'' by Lina Meier (2nd Ed., 1922, Milwaukee, file on wikipedia). There is a recipe for waffles here which calls for "1-2 cents ...
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How much juice can a mango yield if run through a juicer?

If I know the weight of a mango, or the weight of a bowl of mangoes, is there any way to reasonably estimate what volume of juice the mango, or bowl of mangoes, will yield if run through a juicer?
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How should I pick a flour volume to weight conversion for an arbitrary recipe?

There are a variety of weight-to-volume conversions online for flour, with considerable variation even among reputable sources: King Arthur Flour says 4.25oz/cup but in their measuring tips article ...
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Can Of Tomato Soup in England

I’m using a recipe that includes a can of tomato soup but i don’t know how much to use. I can’t find cans of it because I use cardboard boxes for it. How much is in a can of tomato soup in milliliters ...
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Bakers semi sweet chocolate bar

I feel like a real dummy but I need some help. I have a recipe that is calling for 8 oz of semi sweet chocolate finely chopped. I'm thinking that means a semi sweet chocolate bar chopped up. I ...
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How many green onions are in a bunch?

I have a lot of green onions but my recipe calls for a small bunch. Roughly how many green onions would I find in any of the following? Small bunch Normal bunch Large bunch
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10 cent package

I am converting my mother's recipes in a book for our family. The recipe calls for a 10 cent package of instant potatoes and biscuit mix. does anyone have any idea of what that would equal out to be. ...
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How do you convert British recipes to American measurements?

How do you convert British recipes to American measurements?
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I need help with a bread recipe

I have a cinnamon bread recipe. I am confused about some of the measurement's. It calls for 1 cup of shortening, unsalted butter and melted butter. It does not tell me how much unsalted butter or ...
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How can I measure / weigh really small quantities?

Yesterday I was cooking a Focaccia were I required just a gramme of yeast and a gramme of salt. When I try to use my (electric) scales, it never registers 1 gramme of difference. I also needed to ...
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Are hardware store themocouples food safe?

I recently finished reading The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee: Growing, Roasting, and Drinking, with Recipes. The authors of this book put a strong emphasis on accurate measurements and measuring tools, ...
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Recipe calls for a heaping teaspoon of a liquid ingredient

I'm looking at a recipe for chickpeas (garbanzo beans) roasted in a spice mix, which looks yummy, but I'm confused by some items in the ingredients list. I'm happy with this: 1 heaping teaspoon ...
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How much is a “splash”

I've run into several recipes which asked for a "splash of" water, soy sauce, etc. How much is a "splash"? I assume if it's something more concrete like 1/4 cup, they would have said so. Since it's ...
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Ears of corn in grams

I found an interesting recipe (http://www.icouldkillfordessert.com.br/receitas/mingau-de-milho/) for corn porridge, in it was necessary "3 ears of corn" for the amount of porridge. Suppose I don't ...
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What is 1/4 ст кукурузного крахмала in english?

I'm trying to make a green tea tart but the recipe is in Russian. Google keeps translating it to '1/4 v cornstarch ' but I have no idea what measurement 'v' would be?
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How to interpret “an ounce of ground coffee”

I am going to attempt to replicate a product. The product is a cold brew packet system. Contained in the package are two sachets, each with 2.15 oz of ground coffee. My question is, should I ...
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How to pump same amount of paste every time?

I am not sure if I am on the right site for this, but here it goes. I have a friend, named Jason, who makes a hot sauce for a company he runs. It is very pasty (made of pepper flakes in an oil). The ...
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Old family recipe has cryptic measurement for flour

My husband's grandmother's recipe card for bread calls for "one half canister of flour". Does anyone have any ideas on what that might equate to? My brother-in-law has been playing with measurements ...
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Why does my 1 tablespoon of coffee grounds not equal 15 ml?

The bag of coffee I am using instructs to "Add 2 1/2 tablespoons (37 ml)" of ground coffee. When I measure out 2 1/2 tablespoons onto my food scale, it only comes out to about 13 ml. Why does my 2 1/...
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What is 1 scallion?

When a recipe calls for 1 scallion / green onion / spring onion, what does it mean? Is it A (a bundle as sold), B (a bunch of connected shoots), or C (one shoot)? Usually I just ignore the count and ...
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What is the American measurement equivalent of 3см.л in Russian

on a package of seasoning from Russia for Rice Pilaf, it suggests using 3см.л per 900 grams of rice. What would those measurements translate to in American measurements? I've seen translations for ct....
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Blade of Mace Quantity

When a recipe calls for a blade of mace, what is the expected quantity? The pieces of mace in the bag I have literally come in every size, from the entire husk, down to tiny fragments. The thickness ...
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What's a microscoop?

I've bought pure caffeine powder and its serving size is said to be a microscoop, but no measure of weight is given. So what's/what size is a microscoop? "Microscoops" can be found from the internet,...
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How do I convert volume to weight for soft cheeses like ricotta and mascarpone?

Ricotta and mascarpone are messy to measure in measuring cups, so I'd rather use a scale. How much does one cup of each weigh?
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What is a Tin of Tomatoes? [duplicate]

My recipe calls for a small tin of tomatoes plus another tin of tomatoes. Is a small tin of tomatoes equal to a 14 1/2 oz size can of tomatoes and the tin of tomatoes equal to the 28 oz size can or is ...
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How much brown sugar do I add to one third a cup to make half a cup of brown sugar

How much brown sugar do I add to one third cup to make half cup brown sugar?
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Is it possible to know how much the cake weighs using a specific size of cake pan before baking?

I have someone asking me for a wedding cake. She wants three separate round cakes. The cakes will serve 100-150 people and the point she emphasized was it being easy to slice and share. Would two 11x3 ...
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Understanding 2 unit yield from 1lb ready to cook chicken

I have a recipe that calls for 2 unit (yield from 1lb ready to cook chicken) and it says it is 158 grams. Can someone explain how this measurement works. How does 2 units from 1lb of chicken end up ...
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Can I use meat thermometers to measure room and oven temperature?

Can you measure the oven temperature or room temperature for things like proofing bread when better alternatives are not available? How accurate will it be? I have a TheromoWorks Thermopop which I ...
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How much does a a cup of rice weigh?

I use the cup that came with my rice cooker to measure the rice for each meal. I often eat 120ml~160ml rice (before cooking) measured in the cup at a time. How much does that amount of rice weigh? (...
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Where is a 'coffee cup' measured to?

A coffee cup that is described as a 8 ounce (for example) will hold this amount filled to the top of the cup's lip or to some other arbitrary level?
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Very Bitter Cocoa Powder Measurement

My father is a retired chef so he is kind of picky with the quality of his ingredients. In most cases it causes no problem, but there is a single exception. The cocoa powder he buys is extremely rich, ...
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Why is there a fluid ounce?

My wife and I have noticed that a lot of the drinks or liquids we buy have a measurement of "fl oz". I was surprised to ascertain that fl oz. is indeed a measure of volume. I might be a little dense ...
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Is it ever more accurate to measure by volume rather than by weight?

I've been thinking about the fact that although many recipes specify volume, measuring by weight is much more accurate. Are there any cases where it would be objectively better (i.e. more accurate) ...
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Why are foods often packaged in weird measurements?

Whilst shopping I have noticed quite a number of products having very weird measurements. for example my jar of peanut butter is 127g, but I can't spot a pattern here. Is this just a random part of ...
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A strange problem with BWT Initium 2.5 l filter's scale

Is there anyone, who has BWT Initium 2.5 l filter and can explain me, what is going on with their scale? ​When I fill it with water and wait until it filters out to exactly 1000 ml​ mark​ and then ...
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How much is a “round” of butter? This is in an old pound cake recipe

I have a very old pound cake recipe that calls for a “round” of butter. How much is that? I have no idea.
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Rice flour: weight to volume

I have a recipe that calls for 1 lb of glutinous rice flour (mochiko), but I don't have a kitchen scale. Approximately how many cups would this be equivalent to?
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How much is a sleeve of celery?

I was reading a recipe for Slow Cooker Rosemary Garlic Beef Stew and noticed that one of the ingredients called for a "sleeve" of celery. I've heard of a stalk of celery, but I've never heard of a ...
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A cup of cilantro?

Generally speaking when a recipe calls for a cup of a fresh herb like cilantro, how tight to I have to cram it into the measuring cup?
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What does an American recipe mean by “1 tablespoon vanilla”?

I have a recipe for a self-saucing pudding that separates into a sponge top with a custard layer beneath, rather like Lemon Surprise Pudding. It calls for one tablespoon of vanilla. For an idea of ...
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How many ounces is a British “tin” of tomatoes?

If I have a British recipe that lists "1 tin chopped plum tomatoes," how many ounces is that? In British English, does "tin" usually refer to a specific size? In the US, cans generally come in 14 and ...
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Do successful french macarons really need precise weight measurements?

I have no problem with measuring ingredients by weight, in fact, I prefer using a scale; it is much easier. After looking at multiple recipe's for macarons, I have not found a single common ratio in ...
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Exactly how much is “one glass”, in Russian recipes?

In many many Russian recipes, measurements call for one glass or this one glass of that. One glass in Russia, appears to be a similar concept to what one cup is in United States. But here lies a ...
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Should I get the small or large size of a pour over brew device when I'm only brewing one cup? (eg. Hario V60, Woodneck)

Assuming that I am only going to brew a cup of coffee for myself and won't be brewing more than one cup at a time, should I still get the larger of the two sizes (or three sizes in terms of the V60) ...
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How to measure 7g yeast and 10g salt without a proper scale?

I have a 10g precision kitchen scale and I need to measure 7g yeast and 10g salt. So I need to use teaspoon here, the following is the teaspoon I usually use and I wonder if it's the correct one. Is ...
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Do professional cooks use measuring cups and spoons?

I watched some TV shows showing cooks working in their restaurants. I use measuring cups and spoons when cooking almost everything, but do not see any of the TV cooks measure anything. They mostly ...
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How much is a cup of graham cracker crumbs in crackers and weight?

I have a recipe that calls for one cup of graham cracker crumbs. How many crackers am I going to need to crush? I'm having trouble finding an answer partly because different people consider a "...