How Many Ounces In A Quarter Cup

How Many Ounces In A Quarter Cup

How Many Ounces in a Quarter Cup

A quarter cup is a unit of volume in which one cup, or two level tablespoons, equals the volume of 240 milliliters. Measuring the volume of a quarter cup is relatively straightforward. E.g, if you were given an unknown quantity of flour, and wanted to know how many quarter cups it would fill, two tablespoons of flour would be sufficient to fill the volume.


As 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!

As a visual, the images above show a kitchen scale. On the left, I weighed one standard US measuring cup filled with water, and as expected got 8 ounces. In the second, I weighed one standard US measuring cup with popcorn, which weighed only 3 ounces. So, as you can see, one cup of anything other than a liquid will depend on that particular ingredient. Here are more examples: (Source: www.yummymummykitchen.com)


As you can see, these amounts are fairly small and won’t make much difference in most simple recipes. It can add up, however if using large amounts, or baking recipes that require precise measurements, so it’s best to use the the type of measuring cup from the country where the recipe was written. To convert 1 US cup to 1 UK cup, simply add 1 ½ tablespoons.

Liquid measuring cups allow you to fill the designated amount without spilling all over your countertop. And dry measuring cups allow you to scrape any excess off the top for a more precise measure. I recommend owning both, as well as a kitchen scale for more precise baking or when using European baking recipes that measure ingredients in grams. (Source: www.yummymummykitchen.com)



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