34 Handy Kitchen Measurement Hacks & Tidbits

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Do you find yourself always scrambling to find out how much one stick of butter is? Or how many eggs you need to make a cup? Do you know how much 1 cup of uncooked rice makes?

Here’s a handy chart you can print off to include with your other kitchen chart goodies (see: Recipe Ingredient Substitutions & Equivalents Chart (found at bottom of page) and Kitchen Measurements Equivalent Conversion Chart) . . .

Measurement Hacks

Eggs, Whisk & Bowl

Eggs, Whisk & Bowl

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

Would you prefer a pdf download of the above? Here ya go: Kitchen Measurement Hacks & Tidbits Download. I left lots of room on the page for you to mark in your own adjustments and notes :).

Equivalents of Can Sizes

Can SizeMeasurePicture of Food Cans - Tipnut.com
8 ounces1 cup
10 1/2 ounces1 1/4 cups
12 ounces1 1/2 cups
16 ounces (1 lb)1 3/4 cups
  
Can SizeWeightMeasure
No. 110 – 12 ounces1 1/3 cups
No. 30014 – 16 ounces1 3/4 cups
No. 1 1/2 or 3031 lb – 17 ounces2 cups
No. 21 lb, 4 ounces2 1/2 cups
No. 2 1/21 lb, 12 ounces3 1/2 cups
No. 33 lbs, 3 ounces4 cups
No. 106 lbs, 2 ounces13 cups

All of the above were collected from a variety of cookbooks and private notes, some brands may weigh or size differently than others so please use the above as a guideline and note any discrepancies with your favorite product.

More Kitchen Goodies

*I moved a small section of kitchen measurements previously posted into this list, all links & bookmarks will forward to this page.

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Published: July 28, 2008

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3 Comments to “34 Handy Kitchen Measurement Hacks & Tidbits”
  1. NANCY says:

    Thanks so much for doing this for me (us). I have an OLD cookbook with just these reuirements -lb of this or that- and i was unsure what the heck they meant.
    My cookbook also tells no oven temps so I use the modern recipes to figure out the temps.

    Thanks again for doing all the hard work for me.

  2. Pat Foist says:

    Thanks for this measurement chart. Sometimes a granddaughter will call and ask me how many cups in a pound of flour and I would have to tell her I had no clue now I know. Thanks!!!!!

  3. Glenda says:

    Great information! I have a turn of the last century cookbook that uses “take butter the size of a hazelnut” or walnut and some othr old measurments.. I will try to post them when I unearth the book! oh hazelnut =1 teaspoon and walnut = 1 tablespoon apx!


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