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HANDY REFERENCE Recipe

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Helen Eastwood
Added: Thursday, June 1, 2006

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Miscellaneous Food Equivalents
Bread -------- 1 loaf = 16 to 20 slices.
Bread Crumbs---- 1 slices = 1/2 cup soft crumbs;
or 1/4 cup dry crumbs
Butter or Margarine---- 1 pound = 2 cups; 4 sticks
CHEESE:
Cottage---- 1 pound = 2 cups
Shredded----4 oz. = 1 cup
Chocolate chips--- 6 oz. = 1 cup
Cocoa, baking----- 1 pound = 4 cups
Cream Cheese ----- 8 oz. = 16 Tablespoons
Cream Whipping ---- 1 cup = 2 cups whipped
Egg Whites ---- 1 cup = 8 to 10 whites
Flour All-purpose ---- 1 pound = about 3-1/2 cups
Flour Whole wheat --- 1 pound = 3-3/4 cups
Frozen Whipped Topping --- 8 oz. = 3-1/2 cups
NUTS:
Almonds --- 1 pound = 3 cups halved; 4 cups slivered
Ground --- 3-3/4 oz. = 1 cup
Pecans Chopped --- 1 pound = 4-1/2 cups
Popcorn ---- 1/3 to 1/2 cup un-popped = 8 cups popped
Walnuts --- 1 pound = 3-3/4 cups chopped
SUGAR:
Brown Sugar --- 1 pound = 2-1/4 cups
Confectionery' --- 1 pound = 4 cups
Granulated Sugar --- 1 pound -- 2-1/4 to 2-1/2 cups
FRESH FRUIT EQUIVALENTS
Apples --- 1 pound (3 medium) = 2-3/4 cup sliced
Apricots --- 1 pound (8 to 12 medium) = 2-1/2 cups sliced
Bananas --- 1 pound ( 3 medium) = 1-1/3 cups mashed;
2 cups sliced
Berries --- 1 pint = 1-1/2 to 2 cups
Cherries ---1 pound = 3 cups whole; 3-1/2 cups halved
Cranberries --- 12 oz. = 3 cups whole;
2-1/2 cups finely chopped
Grapefruit ---1 medium = 1 cup juice; 1-1/2 cups segments
Grapes --- 1 pound = 3 cups
Lemons --- 1 medium = 3 T. juice; 2 tsp. grated peel
Limes --- 1 medium = 2 T. juice; 1-1/2 tsp. grated peel
Nectarines -- 1 pound (3 medium) = 3 cups sliced
Oranges --- 1 medium = 1/3 to 1/2 cup juice;
4 tsp. grated peel
Peaches --- 1 pound (4 medium) = 2-3/4 cups sliced
Pears --- 1 pound (3 medium) = 3 cups sliced
Pineapple --- 1 medium = 3 cups chunks
Rhubarb -- 1 pound = 3 cups chopped ( raw);
2 cups (cooked)
Strawberries --- 1 pint = 2 cups hulled and sliced

WEIGHT AND MEASURE EQUIVALENTS
Dash or pinch = less than 1/8 tsp.
3 teaspoon = 1 Tablespoon; 1/2 fluid oz.
2 Tablespoons = 1/8 cup; 1 fluid oz.
4 Tablespoons = 1/4 cup; 2 fluid oz.
5-1/3 Tablespoons = 1/3 cup
8 Tablespoons = 1/2 cup
10-2/3 Tablespoons = 2/3 cup
12 Tablespoons = 3/4 cup
16 Tablespoons = 1 cup; 8 fluid oz.; 1/2 pint
7/8 cup = 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons
2 cups = 1 pint; 16 fluid oz.
4 cups = 2 pints; 1 qt; 32 fluid oz.
4 quarts = 1 gallon
8 quarts = 1 peck
4 pecks = 1 bushel
16 ounces = 1 pound

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