Teaspoons, tablespoons, and cups are common volume measurements found in recipes. The two most commonly used units of weight measurement for cooking are the ounce and the pound.
Do not confuse "weight" and "volume" measurements: for example, the ounce of weight with the fluid ounce. They are different measures, and weight is measured on a scale whereas volume is measured using the correct dry or liquid measuring cup. (Measuring spoons, however, can be used for both dry and liquid measurements.)
Below is guidance on some common cooking measurements–and their equivalents–found in the Keep the Beat recipes.
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
12 teaspoons = 4 tablespoons = ¼ cup
24 teaspoons = 8 tablespoons = ½ cup
48 teaspoons = 16 tablespoons = 1 cup
1 cup = 8 fluid ounces
2 cups = 1 pint
4 cups = 2 pints = 1 quart
16 cups = 8 pints = 4 quarts = 1 gallon
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