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Oz in a cup

Oz in a cup

Oz in a cup

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Wondering how many ounces in a cup? Or converting tablespoons and teaspoons to cups and fluid ounces versus dry ounces? Use this handy measurement chart for cooking recipes. It is your quick guide to liquid measurements and dry measurement conversions. Not all measurements are created equal. Measuring 4 ounces of lime juice for a margarita recipe is much different than measuring 4 ounces of flour for chocolate chip cookies. Or perhaps there are those times we are wondering how many ounces is in a cup of coffee? This is a handy tool for questions like that – and moments when I'm making fresh pressed celery juice in a blender and I want to double or quadruple any liquids. Liquid and dry ingredients measure differently as dry ingredients typically measure by weight when recipes ask for them in ounces or grams. Liquid on the other hand measures by fluid ounces. There is a big difference between fluid ounces and dry ounces so always check your recipe.

Granulated Measuring Cups are used for dry ingredients as they can be leveled off for an exact measurement. Make sure to sift flours as needed before using for the best measurement. Flour is already sifted before it is packaged, but it tends to settle during shipping and may become compact. I don't always add that step in my recipes since most flours are already sifted before they are packaged, but for the best results make sure to sift it first then measure. Either shake on the measuring cup or level off with the flat part of a butter knife for an accurate result, and make sure to never pack down flour. Liquid Measuring Cups are used for fluid and liquid ingredients. They come in glass or plastic and indicates cups, ounces, and milliliters. I love to use my large pyrex one as a mixing bowl or for measuring the amount of soup a recipe makes and then store it in the same container. (Source: delightfulmomfood.com)

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Not all measurements are created equal. Measuring 4 ounces of lime juice for a margarita recipe is much different than measuring 4 ounces of flour for chocolate chip cookies. Or perhaps there are those times we are wondering how many ounces is in a cup of coffee? This is a handy tool for questions like that – and moments when I'm making fresh pressed celery juice in a blender and I want to double or quadruple any liquids. Liquid and dry ingredients measure differently as dry ingredients typically measure by weight when recipes ask for them in ounces or grams. Liquid on the other hand measures by fluid ounces. There is a big difference between fluid ounces and dry ounces so always check your recipe. A fluid ounce is a unit of volume in both the Imperial system of units and the U.S. customary units system. However, the two measures are not quite the same: The Imperial fluid ounce is 1/160 of an imperial gallon or 1/20 of an imperial pint or 8 fluid drams, about 1.734 cubic inches or 28.4130625 millilitres. This volume of water weighs very nearly 1 avoirdupois ounce (it is the volume occupied by one ounce at 62 °F (16.7 °C), weighed in air with brass weights). See all conversionAs a recipe writer, a common comment I receive goes something like, “Your recipe says to use 6 oz. of fresh baby spinach (about 4 cups), but that can’t be right because a cup is 8 oz!” It makes sense ounces and cups cause confusion, as there are both liquid and dry measurements. It’s also quite confusing that there are different units of measurement that use the same names!

Every time I read a recipe (in a cookbook or in a magazine), the most common search query I instantly make is how many ounces in a cup? Or, how many tablespoons in a cup? When I am lucky, the webpage calculator in the search engine opens instantly and when I am not, my phone keeps thinking until it slams a message on my face saying, “can’t connect to the server.” Well, I think all food lovers like me who loves to cook, it’s one of the most common cooking questions—how many ounces in a cup and so on.

 

 

 

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