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FYI: Equivalents (1)

Contents of Standard Cans From: Susan Allen

Picnic 1-1/4 cups
No 300 1-3/4 cups
No 1 Tall 2 cups
No 303 2 cups
No 2 2-1/2 cups
No 2-1/2 3-1/2 cups
No 3 4 cups
No 5 7-1/3 cups
No 10 13 cups

Most cans are the No 303 and the No 2 can which is about 16 ounces of stuff, but I agree it helps to know what size can the food is commanly sold in.

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Equivalent Measures

Dash = Less than 1/8 teaspoon
3 teaspoons (tsp.) = 1 tablespoon
2 tablespoons (Tbsp.) = 1 fluid ounce (oz.)
4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup
5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon = 1/3 cup
16 tablespoons = 1 cup
1 cup = 8 fluid ounces
2 cups = 1 pint (16 fluid ounces)
4 cups = 1 quart (32 fluid ounces)
4 quarts = 1 gallon (128 fluid ounces)
1 pound (lb.) = 16 ounces (dry measure)

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Conversions (Australian)

Metric Cups Grams (approx) Ounces (approx)

1 cup butter . . . . . . . . 250 . . . . . . . . 8 3/4
1 cup biscuit (cookie) crumbs . . . . . . . . 110 . . . . . . . . 3 3/4
1 cup breadcrumbs, soft . . . . . . . . 60 . . . . . . . . 2
1 cup breadcrumbs, dry . . . . . . . . 125 . . . . . . . . 4 1/2
1 cup cheese, grated . . . . . . . . 125 . . . . . . . . 4 1/2
1 cup cocoa . . . . . . . . 110 . . . . . . . . 3 3/4
1 cup cornflour (cornstarch) . . . . . . . . 125 . . . . . . . . 4 1/2
1 cup cornflakes . . . . . . . . 30 . . . . . . . . 1
1 cup rice bubbles (rice crispies) . . . . . . . . 30 . . . . . . . . 1
1 cup coconut, desiccated (flaked) . . . . . . . . 95 . . . . . . . . 3 1/4
1 cup dried split peas, lentils . . . . . . . . 200 . . . . . . . . 7
1 cup dried fruit . . . . . . . . 160 . . . . . . . . 5 3/4
1 cup dates, chopped . . . . . . . . 150 . . . . . . . . 5 1/4
1 cup flour, plain, self-rising . . . . . . . . 125 . . . . . . . . 4 1/2
1 cup flour, wholemeal (whole wheat) . . . . . . . . 135 . . . . . . . . 4 3/4
1 cup golden syrup, honey, glucose . . . . . . . . 360 . . . . . . . . 12 3/4
1 cup jam . . . . . . . . 330 . . . . . . . . 11 1/2
1 cup nuts, chopped . . . . . . . . 125 . . . . . . . . 4 1/2
1 cup oats, rolled . . . . . . . . 90 . . . . . . . . 3 1/4
1 cup rice, short grain . . . . . . . . 210 . . . . . . . . 7 1/2
1 cup rice, long grain . . . . . . . . 200 . . . . . . . . 7
1 cup salt, or crystal sugar . . . . . . . . 250 . . . . . . . . 8 3/4
1 cup castor sugar (superfine) . . . . . . . . 220 . . . . . . . . 7 3/4
1 cup soft brown sugar, firmly packed . . . . . . . . 170 . . . . . . . . 6
1 cup icing sugar (confectioners') . . . . . . . . 150 . . . . . . . . 5

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Metric spoons . . . . . . . . Grams . . . . . . . . Ounces

1 level tablespoon peanut butter . . . . . . . . 20 . . . . . . . . 2/3
1 level tablespoon baking powder,

bicarb soda, cream of tartar,

gelatine, rice, sago . . . . . . . . 15 . . . . . . . . 1/2
1 level tablespoon cocoa, cornflour,

custard powder, nuts . . . . . . . . 10 . . . . . . . . 1/2
1 level tablelspoon golden syrup,

treacle, honey, glucose . . . . . . . . 30 . . . . . . . . 1
1 level tablespoon sugar, salt . . . . . . . . 20 . . . . . . . . 2/3
1 level tablespoon yeast, compressed . . . . . . . . 20 . . . . . . . . 2/3
1 level tablespoon yeast, dry . . . . . . . . 10 . . . . . . . . 1/3

Australian Standard Metric Cups and Spoons Used to Test
1 cup = 250 mls
1 tablespoon = 20 mls
1 teaspoon = 5 mls

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Measuring ingredients: Volume to Weight Conversions

ONE CUP OF . . . . . . . . ENGLISH . . . . . . . . METRIC
All-purpose flour . . . . . . . . 4-1/4 ounces . . . . . . . . 121 grams
Cake flour . . . . . . . . 4 ounces . . . . . . . . 114 grams
Bread flour . . . . . . . . 4-1/2 ounces . . . . . . . . 130 grams
Whole wheat flour . . . . . . . . 4-2/3 ounces . . . . . . . . 140 grams
Corn starch . . . . . . . . 4-1/4 ounces . . . . . . . . 120 grams
processed cocoa . . . . . . . . 3-1/4 ounces . . . . . . . . 92 grams
Non-alkalized cocoa . . . . . . . . 3 ounces . . . . . . . . 89 grams
Almonds, whole . . . . . . . . 6 ounces . . . . . . . . 168 grams
Almonds, chopped . . . . . . . . 3 ounces . . . . . . . . 85 grams
Almonds, sliced . . . . . . . . 3 ounces . . . . . . . . 85 grams
Almonds, slivered . . . . . . . . 4-1/4 ounces . . . . . . . . 119 grams
Almonds, ground . . . . . . . . 3-3/4 ounces . . . . . . . . 107 grams
Walnuts & pecans, halves . . . . . . . . 3-1/2 ounces . . . . . . . . 100 grams
Walnuts & pecans, chopped . . . . . . . . 4 ounces . . . . . . . . 115 grams
Hazelnuts, whole . . . . . . . . 5 ounces . . . . . . . . 140 grams
Sugar, granulated or superfine . . . . . . . . 7 ounces . . . . . . . . 197 grams
Sugar, powdered . . . . . . . . 4 ounces . . . . . . . . 115 grams
Sugar, light brown, packed . . . . . . . . 7-2/3 ounces . . . . . . . . 213 grams
Sugar, dark brown, packed . . . . . . . . 8-1/2 ounces . . . . . . . . 240 grams
Butter, unsalted (2 sticks) . . . . . . . . 8 ounces . . . . . . . . 227 grams
Cocoa butter . . . . . . . . 9 ounces . . . . . . . . 256 grams
Vegetable shortening . . . . . . . . 6-3/4 ounces . . . . . . . . 191 grams
Water . . . . . . . . 8-1/3 ounces . . . . . . . . 236 grams
Cream, heavy or whipping . . . . . . . . 8 ounces . . . . . . . . 232 grams
Milk, buttermilk . . . . . . . . 8-1/2 ounces . . . . . . . . 242 grams
Sour cream, half-&-half . . . . . . . . 8-1/2 ounces . . . . . . . . 242 grams
Honey . . . . . . . . 12 ounces . . . . . . . . 340 grams
Corn Syrup . . . . . . . . 11-1/2 ounces . . . . . . . . 328 grams
1 Egg, AA Large . . . . . . . . 2 ounces . . . . . . . . 57 grams

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Weighing vs. measuring

I have been following the thread about weighing versus measuring with enough interest to motivate me to buy a scale. I have not seen any posts with the weight listed for various ingredients, so, here is a list I worked up in my kitchen. I used a Polder electronic model 936-2 scale, capacity 4 pounds 8 ounces. It measures in one eighth ounce increments.

1 c flour (unsifted) = 5 oz
1 c flour (sifted) = 4 1/4 oz
1 c Masa Harina (Quaker) = 4 7/8 oz
1 c white granulated sugar (C&H cane) = 3/4 oz
1 c Dark brown sugar (Vons) not packed = 4 7/8 oz
1 c Dark brown sugar (Vons) packed = 6 5/8 oz
1 c Long grain white rice = 6 1/2 oz
1 c water (8 fluid oz.) = 8 1/8 oz
1 c milk 2% Jerseymaid (8 fluid oz.) = 8 1/4 oz

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