Weights and measures: How many chocolate chips in one cup?

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I do a fair amount of cooking and baking, and I always get a bit frustrated when I come across a recipe that has things in weights, not measures.  So, unless you have a kitchen scale, when a recipe calls for “1 pound of flour” for example, how much is that?  I buy my flour in bulk and don’t have a clue how many cups that is.  Or when a recipe calls for 12 ounces of chocolate chips—again, I buy those in BIG quantities and pour them into a plastic container, so how much is that?


 


Maybe these measures will help you, too.


 


Chocolate chips:  12 ounces = 2 cups chips = 1 cup melted


Whipping cream:  1 cup heavy cream = 2 cups whipped


Flour:  1 pound = 4 cups measured*


Garlic:  3 large cloves = 1 tablespoon minced


Dry beans:  1 cup dry = 1/2 pound = 2 1/2 cup cooked


Pasta:  4 ounces dry = approximately 1 cup measured = 2 to 2 1/2 cups cooked


Brown sugar:  1 pound = 2 1/3 cup packed


Frozen veggies:  1 pound bag = 3 cups measured


Granulated white Sugar:  1 pound = 2 to 2 1/4 cup


Powdered sugar:  1 pound = 4 1/2 cups sifted


 


*NOTE:  A good “baker” likes to have a kitchen scale for “real baking.”  I do know that in some finer recipes from the bakery, weight is the only way to go.  One cup of flour can weight a lot differently depending on type of flour and amount of sifting.


 


Another thing that often throws me off is cups to ounces to tablespoons.  So maybe this will help you as well…


 




















































Cup


Fluid Ounce


Tablespoon


Teaspoon


Milliliter


1 cup


8 ounces


16 TBS


48 tsp


237 ml


3/4 cup


6 ounces


12 TBS


36 tsp


177 ml


2/3 cup


5 ounces


11 TBS


32 tsp


158 ml


1/2 cup


 4 ounces


8 TBS


24 tsp


118 ml


1/3 cup


3 ounces


5 1/2 TBS


17 tsp


80 ml


1/4 cup


2 ounces


4 TBS


12 tsp


59 ml


1/8 cup


1 ounce


2 TBS


6 tsp


30 ml


 

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