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.

ARTICLE
QUANTITY
WEIGHT
Almonds (shelled)
1 Cup
5 ounces
Barley
1 Tablespoon
1/2 ounce
Barley
1 Cup
7 ounces
Beans (dried)
1 Cup
7 ounces
Bread crumbs, fine
1 Cup
2 ounces
Butter
1 Tablespoon
1/2 ounce
Butter
1 Cup
9 ounces
Cheese (grated)
1 Cup
3 3/4 ounces
Citron (chopped)
1 Cup
7 ounces
Cocoa powder
1 Cup
4 1/2 ounces
Coffee (unground)
1 Cup
3 1/2 ounces
Coffee (ground)
1 Tablespoon
1/4 ounce
Corn meal
1 Cup
1/3 ounce
Corn meal
1 Tablespoon
1/3 ounce
Cornstarch
1 Cup
5 ounces
Currents (clean and dried)
1 Cup
5 1/3 ounces
Dates
1 Cup
5 3/4 ounces
Eggs (with shells)
8
1 pound
Eggs (without shells)
9
1 pound
Egg (white)
1
2/3 ounce
Egg (yolk)
1
2/3 ounce
Farina
1 Cup
6 ounces
Figs
1 Cup
6 ounces
Flour
1 Tablespoon
1/4 ounce
Flour
1 Cup
4 ounces
Lard
1 Cup
7 ounces
Lard
1 Tablespoon
1/2 ounce
Meat (chopped fine)
1 Cup
8 ounces
Milk
1 Tablespoon
1/2 ounce
Milk
1 Cup
8 1/4 ounces
Molasses
1 Cup
11 ounces
Mustard (dry)
1 Tablespoon
1/4 ounce
Mustard (dry)
1 Cup
3 1/2 ounces
Nutmegs (whole)
5
1 ounce
Nutmegs (ground)
1 Tablespoon
1/4 ounce
Oats (rolled)
1 Cup
2 3/4 ounces
Peanuts (shelled)
1 Cup
6 1/4 ounces
Peas (dried, split)
1 Cup
7 ounces
Prunes, pitted
1 Cup
5 ounces
Prunes, pitted
3 medium sized
1 ounce
Raisins (seeded)
1 Cup
5 ounces
Rice
1 Cup
7 1/2 ounces
Salt
1 Cup
9 1/2 ounces
Spice (ground)
1 Tablespoon
1/4 ounce
Sugar (brown)
1 Cup
6 ounces
Sugar (granulated cubes)
4 lumps
1 ounce
Sugar (Confectioners’)
1 Cup
5-1/2 ounces
Sugar (granulated)
1 Cup
8 ounces
Sugar (granulated)
1 Tablespoon
1/2 ounce
Tapioca (dry, unprepared)
1 Cup
6 ounces
Tea
1 Cup
2 ounces
Vinegar
1 Cup
8 ounces
Walnuts (shelled)
1 Cup
4 ounces
Water
1 Cup
8 ounces
Wheat biscuit (shredded)
1
1 ounce

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