1 pound of sugar contains 2 cups. One pound of granulated sugar is about equivalent to two cups.
How many cups of butter are in a pound?
Know your cooking math: These frequent conversions will make you a more efficient chef if you know them. Getty Pictures I recall how disheartened I felt when I realized that math classes were required for my culinary degree. I believed that by pursuing a career in the arts, I might finally escape my unpleasant relationship with mathematics.
However, computations are an integral aspect of cookery, and baking in particular. The formulation and testing of recipes takes continual measurement and conversion. Here are the ten most frequent kitchen measures we use on a daily basis. If you learn them, you’ll become a more efficient cook (and perhaps wow a few chef friends along the way): Common Measurements 1 kilogram Equals 2.2lbs 454 grams = 1lb = 16 oz 28.35 grams Equals 1 ounce 1 tbsp = 15 ml 1 tsp = 5ml 1 tbsp = 3 tsp 4 tablespoons equal 1/4 cup (who knew? 1 cup = 250ml = 8 fluid ounces 1 fluid oz = 29.5 ml = 2 tbsp 1 pint Equals 2 cups If you don’t have a scale, it’s a good idea to use the supermarket’s scales.
Include the weights of the necessary ingredients on your shopping list and weigh them at the market. When you return home, you will be physically prepared to begin cooking. Here are four other convenient ingredient conversions: 1. Chocolate chips Recipes frequently specify chocolate in ounces.1 cup of chocolate chips equals 6 ounces for making chocolate chip cookies.
Try the following: Crispy and chewy gluten-free chocolate chip cookies 2. Dairy Avoid contaminating your measuring cups while purchasing yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese, etc.250ml tub Equals 1 cup; 500ml tub = 2 cups. Try it: Honey Carrot Soup Butter Butter is usually referred to in recipes as pounds.
One pound of butter equals 454 grams, or two cups.1/2 pound of butter is 225 grams, or 1 cup.1 stick of butter is equal to 1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons. Meat The Chatelaine Kitchen usually refers to meat in grams, but ounces are preferred in many recipes.
- For assistance with these recipes, consult your conversion table and apply it.
- One ounce of beef is 28.35 grams.
- Take out your smartphone (or a pencil) and multiply this number by the number of ounces you require to determine the quantity in grams.
- Try it: This delicious meal exemplifies the Chatelaine Kitchen’s commitment to the metric system: Slow-cooked beef brisket served with caramelized onions and our inventive spicy Italian sausage.
Original publication date was March 2, 2015.