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FutureStarrHow many tablespoons in a cup of butter
I'm not being annoying with this question, but it's a question people often don't know the answer to. This is because cups aren't a standardized unit of measurement. No two cups are meant to be the same. There is some experimentation with the size of cups, but it has no real effect on whether a cup is liquid or dry. So, technically, it could be 6 or 12, or even 30 tablespoons in a cup.No. 3 tsp make 1 tbsp. Wet cups and dry cups are measured the same, as are wet and dry tablespoons and teaspoons. It’s important when measuring wet ingredients that you use a liquid measuring cup. While the amount you are measuring is the same as if it were dry, a liquid measuring cup allows you to reach the measurement you want without having anything spill over.
Most countries use the metric system (officially known as the International System of Units), where every unit is defined using a measurable phenomenon, such as the distance light travels in a second. Some English-speaking countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, use measurement systems that originated from an old system called “English units”. To add to the confusion, these systems all use the same names, such as pints and quarts, to mean slightly different measurement amounts. Even within the US, there are differences between the US contemporary system and that used by the US Food and Drug Administration. These differences are small when the amounts are small, but can really add up for larger volumes. For example, a US contemporary teaspoon is 4.93 ml compared to 5 ml in the Britisth Imperial System teaspoon. The difference in a teaspoon of vanilla would be hard to measure even if you tried. But that difference becomes much more noticeable when you consider a gallon of milk, which in the US is 3,785 ml versus 4,546 ml in Britain. That’s over 3 US cups more milk when you pay in pounds instead of dollars! So pay close attention to the origin of the recipe you’re using, since the author may be speaking a different language of measurement. (Source:www.exploratorium.edu)