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Jewish Recipes --> Recipes --> Cooking Terms --> Weights and Measurements

U.S. Measurement Equivalents

A few grains/pinch/dash, (dry)

=

Less than 1/8 teaspoon

A dash (liquid)

=

A few drops

3 teaspoons

=

1 tablespoon

1/2 tablespoon

=

1 1/2 teaspoons

1 tablespoon

=

3 teaspoons

2 tablespoons

=

1 fluid ounce

4 tablespoons

=

1/4 cup

5 1/3 tablespoons

=

1/3 cup

8 tablespoons

=

1/2 cup

8 tablespoons

=

4 fluid ounces

10 2/3 tablespoons

=

2/3 cup

12 tablespoons

=

3/4 cup

16 tablespoons

=

1 cup

16 tablespoons

=

8 fluid ounces

1/8 cup

=

2 tablespoons

1/4 cup

=

4 tablespoons

1/4 cup

=

2 fluid ounces

1/3 cup

=

5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon

1/2 cup

=

8 tablespoons

1 cup

=

16 tablespoons

1 cup

=

8 fluid ounces

1 cup

=

1/2 pint

2 cups

=

1 pint

2 pints

=

1 quart

4 quarts (liquid)

=

1 gallon

8 quarts (dry)

=

1 peck

4 pecks (dry)

=

1 bushel

1 kilogram

=

approx 2 pounds

1 liter

=

approx 4 cups or 1 quart

Approximate Metric Equivalents by Volume

U.S.

 

Metric

1/4 cup

=

60 milliliters

1/2 cup

=

120 milliliters

1 cup

=

230 milliliters

1 1/4 cups

=

300 milliliters

1 1/2 cups

=

360 milliliters

2 cups

=

460 milliliters

2 1/2 cups

=

600 milliliters

3 cups

=

700 milliliters

4 cups (1 quart)

=

.95 liter

1.06 quarts

=

1 liter

4 quarts (1 gallon)

=

3.8 liters

Approximate Metric Equivalents by Weight

U.S.

Metric

1/4 ounce

=

7 grams

1/2 ounce

=

14 grams

1 ounce

=

28 grams

1 1/4 ounces

=

35 grams

1 1/2 ounces

=

40 grams

2 1/2 ounces

=

70 grams

4 ounces

=

112 grams

5 ounces

=

140 grams

8 ounces

=

228 grams

10 ounces

=

280 grams

15 ounces

=

425 grams

16 ounces (1 pound)

=

454 grams

Unusual Weights and Measurements

1 bit = 2 pinches
1 dollop = 2 smidgens (2 rounded tablespoons)
1 gaggle = 3 dollops
1 gill = 2/3 of a cup (or a little less)
1 jigger = 1-1/2 Fluid Ounces
1 pinch = the amount between the tip of one's finger and thumb
1 pony = 1 Fluid Ounce
1 smidgen = 4 bit (or 1 rounded tablespoon)
1 speck = less than 1/8 of a teaspoon
A few grains = less than 1/8 of a teaspoon
Juice of 1 lemon = 2 to 3 tablespoons
Juice of 1 orange = about 1/2 cup
 
Dollop - a small measure (usually of food)
Gill - a British imperial capacity unit (liquid or dry) equal to 5 fluid ounces or 142.066 cubic centimeters
Gill - United States liquid unit equal to 4 fluid ounces
also see: Baking Pans Measurements

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