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Handy Conversions

This can greatly help in converting some of those old recipes into modern methods of measuring. They are in no way exact, but can give you the basics.

Water 2 Cups or 1 pint = 1 pound

Flour 1 Tablespoon = 1/4 ounce

Sugar Granulated 1 Tablespoon = 1/2 ounce

Sugar, Granulated 1 Cup = 7 ounces

Sugar, Powdered 1 Tablespoon = 1/4 ounce

Sugar, Brown, loose pack1 Tablespoon = 1/4 ounce

Salt 1 Tablespoon = 3/4 ounce

Baking Powder 1 Tablespoon = 3/8th ounce or.375 ounce

Baking Soda 1 Tablespoon = 1/2 ounce

Cream of Tartar 1 Tablespoon = 1/3rd ounce or .375 ounce

Yeast, Active Dry 1 Tablespoon = 1/3 ounce

Yeast, Compressed 1 Tablespoon = 1/2 ounce

Honey 1 Cup = 11 ounces

Shortening and Butter 1 Cup = 8 ounces

Shortening and Butter 1/4 Cup = 2 ounces

Allspice 1 Tablespoon = 1/4 ounce

Cinnamon 1 Tablespoon = 1/4

Cloves 1 Tablespoon = 1/4 ounce

Nutmeg 1 Tablespoon = 1/4 ounce

Mace 1 Tablespoon = 1/4 ounce

Ginger 1 Tablespoon = 1/4 ounce

Cocoa 1 Tablespoon = 1/4 ounce

Lemon or Vanilla Extract 1 Tablespoon = 1/2 ounce

Vinegar 1 Tablespoon = 1/2 ounce

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