Weight of food stuffs used in cookery.— The following is an approximate, comparative list of the bulk and weight of different articles of common domestic use. These will be found to vary slightly, but are as accurate as can be given and have been proved by experience to be sufficiently correct for all practical purposes.

It is important to note that the weight of things used commonly in cooking varies. For example, 1 Cup of water weighs 8 ounces, but 1 Cup of milk weighs 8 1/4 ounces, accounting for the difference in specific gravity. This is usually only helpful to know when a recipe calls for an ingredient by weight, but lacks sufficient guidance to tell you how much to actually use. If, for example, your recipe calls for “a scant 4 ounces grated cheese”, you know that it doesn’t mean half a cup, but actually, the weight of the cheese, which is actually the equivalent of a full cup.

Unfortunately, in the 1950’s, with the advance of pre-packaged foods, the kitchen scale became an uncommon feature in most American homes. Today, it is making a resurgence, and we heartily recommend to all our readers that they invest in a good, accurate kitchen scale.

Almonds (shelled)1 Cup5 ounces
Barley1 Tablespoon1/2 ounce
Barley1 Cup7 ounces
Beans (dried)1 Cup7 ounces
Bread crumbs, fine1 Cup2 ounces
Butter1 Tablespoon1/2 ounce
Butter1 Cup9 ounces
Cheese (grated)1 Cup3 3/4 ounces
Citron (chopped)1 Cup7 ounces
Cocoa powder1 Cup4 1/2 ounces
Coffee (unground)1 Cup3 1/2 ounces
Coffee (ground)1 Tablespoon1/4 ounce
Corn meal1 Cup1/3 ounce
Corn meal1 Tablespoon1/3 ounce
Cornstarch1 Cup5 ounces
Currents (clean and dried)1 Cup5 1/3 ounces
Dates1 Cup5 3/4 ounces
Eggs (with shells)81 pound
Eggs (without shells)91 pound
Egg (white)12/3 ounce
Egg (yolk)12/3 ounce
Farina1 Cup6 ounces
Figs1 Cup6 ounces
Flour1 Tablespoon1/4 ounce
Flour1 Cup4 ounces
Lard1 Cup7 ounces
Lard1 Tablespoon1/2 ounce
Meat (chopped fine)1 Cup8 ounces
Milk1 Tablespoon1/2 ounce
Milk1 Cup8 1/4 ounces
Molasses1 Cup11 ounces
Mustard (dry)1 Tablespoon1/4 ounce
Mustard (dry)1 Cup3 1/2 ounces
Nutmegs (whole)51 ounce
Nutmegs (ground)1 Tablespoon1/4 ounce
Oats (rolled)1 Cup2 3/4 ounces
Peanuts (shelled)1 Cup6 1/4 ounces
Peas (dried, split)1 Cup7 ounces
Prunes, pitted1 Cup5 ounces
Prunes, pitted3 medium sized1 ounce
Raisins (seeded)1 Cup5 ounces
Rice1 Cup7 1/2 ounces
Salt1 Cup9 1/2 ounces
Spice (ground)1 Tablespoon1/4 ounce
Sugar (brown)1 Cup6 ounces
Sugar (granulated cubes)4 lumps1 ounce
Sugar (Confectioners’)1 Cup5-1/2 ounces
Sugar (granulated)1 Cup8 ounces
Sugar (granulated)1 Tablespoon1/2 ounce
Tapioca (dry, unprepared)1 Cup6 ounces
Tea1 Cup2 ounces
Vinegar1 Cup8 ounces
Walnuts (shelled)1 Cup4 ounces
Water1 Cup8 ounces
Wheat biscuit (shredded)11 ounce

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