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# When It Comes to Measurements Weight DOES NOT ALWAYS Equal Volume!!!!

## Last post Dec 22, 2004 3:58 AM by _FOOTSIE . 1 replies.

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• When It Comes to Measurements Weight DOES NOT ALWAYS Equal Volume!!!!
I've noticed alot of measurement confusion this last week. Understandable with all the holiday baking going on.

We were all taught that 8 oz = 1 cup and 16 oz. = 1 lb. However that does not hold true for all ingredients. For instance:

1lb granulated sugar = 2 cups, but 4 lbs = 9 1/3 cups and 5lbs = 11 1/2 cups.

1lb confectioner's sugar = 3 3/4 cups &
1lb all-purpose flour = 3 1/2 cups.

The same holds true for liquid ingredients.

1 cup Honey weighs 12 oz
1 cup Water weighs 8.3 oz

If you look on the label of things like flour, sugar and nuts, you'll find not only the ounces or pounds but the yield in cups.

Most general cookbooks will have a section of yields and equivalents and you can find the answers online as well. Google is a wonderful thing.

Other places to look are:

Gold Medal Flour - http://www.bettycrocker.com/baking/basics/charts_and_tables.aspx

Domino Sugar - http://www.dominosugar.com/baking/conversions.asp

Cafe Creosote Reference - http://www.cafecreosote.com/Reference/

Cafe Creosote Food Equivalents - http://www.cafecreosote.com/Reference/FoodEquivalents.php3#Nuts
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• RE: When It Comes to Measurements Weight DOES NOT ALWAYS Equal Volume!!!!
The sugar information, while not logical is correct. It came right from Domino Sugar.
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