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Friday, January 11, 2008

Measurement Conversion and Abbreviation Chart

My mom used to run a dining hall for a Baptist College. All of her help came from ladies that attended the college. She (and I) were amazed when of the many girls that came to work for her over the course of her time there only 1 knew kitchen measurements, how to read a recipe, etc. So for any one out there that maybe never got the chance to learn, hasn't had the opportunity for anyone to show them and you just get frustrated by recipes and wish they would just tell you what they want you to do, I hope this helps you out a little.

Measurement Conversion and Abbreviation Chart
1 tablespoon (tbsp or T) = 3 teaspoons (tsp or t)
1/16 cup (c) = 1 tablespoon
1/8 cup = 2 tablespoons
1/6 cup = 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons
1/4 cup = 4 tablespoons
1/3 cup = 5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon
3/8 cup = 6 tablespoons
1/2 cup = 8 tablespoons
2/3 cup = 10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons
3/4 cup = 12 tablespoons
1 cup = 48 teaspoons
1 cup= 16 tablespoons
8 fluid ounces (fl oz) = 1 cup
1 pint (pt) = 2 cups
1 quart (qt) = 2 pints
4 cups = 1 quart
1 gallon (gal) = 4 quarts
16 ounces (oz) = 1 pound (lb)


david mcmahon said...

I still have recipes handed down by my Mum and my grandmother. It's all ``a pinch of this'' and ``a little of that'' and ``add to taste''!!!!

Jennifer said...

The recipes I mess around with and change up become that way as well.

But trying to figure one out you haven't done before, that's where the fun comes in! lol