Saturday, May 9, 2009

Kitchen Measurements

Kitchen Measurement Hacks

1 pound all-purpose flour = 4 cups
1 pound cake flour = 4 3/4 cups
1 pound pastry or graham flour = 4 1/2 cups
1 pound granulated sugar = 2 to 2 1/4 cups
1 pound brown sugar = 2 to 2 1/3 cups
1 pound sifted confectioners’ sugar = 4 cups (approx)
1 pound oatmeal = 2 2/3 cups
1 pound rolled oats = 4 3/4 cups
1 pound butter = 2 cups
1 pound shortening = 2 to 2 1/3 cups
1 pound cheddar cheese = 4 cups, grated
1 cup eggs = 5 to 6 medium eggs
1 cup egg whites = 7 to 10 medium eggs
1 cup egg yolks = 12 to 14 medium eggs
1 pound finely chopped meat = 2 cups
1 pound cocoa = 4 cups
1 ounce chocolate = 1 square
6 oz. chocolate chips = 1 cup (approx)
9 oz. jar jelly or jam = 1 cup (approx)
4 medium apples = 4 cups sliced apples
3 medium bananas = 1 cup mashed banana
8 medium peaches = 4 cups sliced peaches
1 pint strawberries = 2 cups sliced strawberries
1 pound unpitted dates = 1 3/4 cups
1 pound pitted dates = 2 1/2 cups
1 pound raisins = 2 1/2 to 3 cups
1 pound rhubarb = 2 cups, cut
1 pound onions = 2 1/2 cups chopped
1 pound nuts = 4 cups chopped (approx)

Kitchen Tidbits

  • 1 stick of butter = 1/2 cup
  • 1 cup of whipping cream = 2 cups whipped
  • 1 cup uncooked rice = 3 1/2 cups cooked
  • 1 envelope Gelatin = 4 leaves = 1/4 ounce
  • 1 pkg. yeast = 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast


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