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 much does a dL of flour weigh?

I have a baking recipe that uses metric volume measurements. I’d like to convert deciliters to weight. How much does a deciliter of flour weigh?
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How to measure 4tbsp of corriander

I am following a recipe that mentions 4tbsp of coriander leaves and 5tbsp for Mint. How can one measure leaves in the weight of tbsp?
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"tall can of evaporated milk", how big is it?

We have a recipe for chocolate fudge that is 40+ years old. That recipe calls for a "tall can of evaporated milk" and one (8 oz) jar of marshmallow creme. In the last few years we've been ...
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How to measure half and quarters with tablespoon or teaspoon

I had my measuring spoon but lost it, now I am totally confused about what is 1/2, 1/4, 1/3, 2/3, etc. With normal tea or tablespoon, how can we measure the above-mentioned measurement? I am a visual ...
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How much is a sachet of gelatin in teaspoons or tablespoons?

I am following a muffin recipe which calls for 2 sachets of gelatin. How much is a sachet of gelatin in teaspoons or tablespoons?
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How many tablespoons of butter are in a tablespoon of butter?

The title may sound silly, but the question is serious: When I buy butter, the package says Net Wt. 16oz, and I trust this because the authorities regulate such things. Inside the package, each stick ...
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When a recipe calls or 1/2 cup of raisins, should the raisins be packed or not packed?

You can get more raisins into a 1/2 cup if you pack them tightly. So, when a recipe calls for 1/2 cup of raisins, should I loosely pour them into the cup measurer, or pack them tight?
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How many grams is "1 can" of beans?

There is a recipe for bean burgers which I am trying to make. The recipe calls for 1 can of beans. First of all, bean cans are typically measured in milliliters. Second of all, they come in various ...
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Inner dimensions of Anchor Hocking glass measuring cups

Hi especially for those who already have the Anchor Hocking glass measuring cups. I wonder what are the inner dimensions (diameter) and height of the Anchor Hocking glass measuring cups (250 ml and ...
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What is a “small cup” in Australia and/or old recipes?

In older or Australian recipes, is “small cup” a specific (if not quite standardized) measurement? If so, what, approximately, is that measurement? I’m going to be making a recipe from an Australian ...
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Measure First or Cut First? [duplicate]

How do I interpret the second item in the ingredients list in this recipe? 1 cup Grape Tomatoes, Halved Do I measure out 1 cup of grape tomatoes and then cut each one in half? Or should I start ...
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Which measuring scale should I buy?

I am trying to buy a measuring scale so that I can stop using cups and start measuring by weight. I’m personally not sure which to buy. Here are two options: Can some experienced bakers out there ...
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How much kale is a "bunch?"

The recipes I find for kale chips all call for a "bunch" of kale. Volumes and/or weights of seasonings, etc. are given, but the amount of kale seems to be up to the vendor (or, in my case, ...
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How much baking powder & baking soda do I need to use for my cocoa cookies?

How much baking powder & baking soda do I need to use for my cocoa cookies? Based on the following recipe that does not contain egg, and makes use of both types of cocoa powder. I am trying to get ...
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How many of this mug would be 750 grams of flour

To make pizza dough, I'm trying to measure 750 grams of flour. However, I don't have access to any weight measurement tool or any standard cup. I have this mug as unit of measurement. I wonder how ...
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A “puck” of frozen food

I found a recipe that calls for 5 “pucks” of frozen spinach. I cannot find a definition of the term. I need to know how many ounces are in a puck?
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How much liquid jaggery equals 1 cup jaggery powder?

I have liquid jaggery and I want to know how much to use if I need 1 cup of jaggery powder for a recipe
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1/4 cup of rice not measuring to be 45g, turns out to be 30g

I have used two different rice cooker measuring cups, and I know the kitchen scale is correct, but the rice packaging for various rices say 45g = 1/4 cup, but if I fill it up to 1/4 cup, the weight of ...
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Grams to cup measurements

Keeping question quite simple, I don't know much about measurings, so how many cups make 218 grams, and also when u say for example a cup what should be the size of that cup?
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What would "Disintegrant", "Ammonium", or the units of measure "glass" or "gl" mean in a non-American book?

Just purchased a baking cookbook online which, while written in English, is clearly from a country outside of the U.S. Units are metric, which is fine, but there a couple of terms with which I am ...
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Quantity of rapid rise yeast vs regular yeast in bread machine

How much instant, rapid rise yeast should I use when my bread machine recipe calls for 1 1/2 teaspoons of regular dry yeast?
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How many grams of Saffron for Rice?

A common way of buying saffron in Sweden is to buy it pre-ground in bags of 0.5 grams. Most saffron rice recipes use "threads" or "strands" which is pretty much useless for me. What's a good saffron/...
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What is a spinach head is equal to?

I have a recipe for ravioli filling that calls for a head of spinach. Can anyone translate into ounces or bunches please?
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What does 100 grams of something look like? [closed]

Is there any website, diagram or something that I could find that depicts how much a thing weighs, what that quantity looks like and how much calories it has?
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Dry measurement and conversion to weight

If a recipe calls for 2 1/2 cups of shredded chicken, is that the same as 20 ounces? I'm always confused when it comes to dry ingredient measurements in recipes. Can I simply just convert each cup to ...
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measurements for punch like 1/8 of 12 fluid ounces [closed]

I need to know how much is 1/8 of frozen orange juice, when it is out of 12 fluid ounce and also 1/8th of 15.25 ounce of fruit cocktail..
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What does '1 unit of lemon juice' mean in a grandma's drink recipe?

My recipe says 1 unit of lemon juice, what does that mean? I am not sure if this recipe states that it is American or not but it is for a weight loss, eat healthy program and I do not understand what ...
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What does stp yeast stand for in an old recipe?

I saw an old recipe that called for an stp of yeast and salt...all other measurements were standard. What does stp mean?
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What are "B/E-inch slices"?

What does the phrase "B/E- inch slices" refer to in a recipe? I'm working on a recipe that calls for chicken breasts and that statement is used when telling how to slice the meat.
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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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