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Old 01-03-2007, 03:50 PM   #11
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I bought a cheap set of plastic measuring cups - they were literally like 99 cents, and they include a 1/8 measurement. It actually comes in handy sometimes!
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Old 01-03-2007, 03:54 PM   #12
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I bought a cheap set of plastic measuring cups - they were literally like 99 cents, and they include a 1/8 measurement. It actually comes in handy sometimes!
Good for you Sararwelch! Now look around to see if you can find one with subdivisions of 1/16.
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Old 01-03-2007, 03:57 PM   #13
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What you are looking for is 5 oz. Many measurting cups have oz marks as well as cup marks.


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Old 01-03-2007, 03:59 PM   #14
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Coffee measures are also 1/8 cup measures. The flat bottomed ones, not the pointy bottomed ones.

I bought a reasonably priced set of Rubbermaid measuring cups including 1, 3/4, 2/3, 1/2, 1/3. 1/4. Each of these cups has a crease around the "middle" which indicates the halfway point of each measure. As a result, the 1 cup can also measure 1/2, the 3/4 also measure 3/8, the 2/3 does 1/3, the 1/2 does 1/4 and the 1/3 does 1/6. Everything else gets estimated or "spooned"
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Old 01-03-2007, 04:00 PM   #15
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How does person 5/8 ounces a cup of liquid. None of my measuring cups have 5/8 on them Please help.
After rereading you post do you want 5/8 of an oz or 5/8's of a cup? If it's 5/8 of and oz you need 1T plus 1/16 of a T. I have to go soak my head now.

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Old 01-03-2007, 04:08 PM   #16
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OK, I just have the old fashioned measuring cups.

But no need to estimate, although I think you could do it just fine.

Take a ruler and measure the difference between the half and three quarter mark and put a dot on the outside of the cup with a Sharpie or whatever halfway between. You have an accurate measurement for cooking.

Or sans ruler, take a piece of paper and put one edge on the one half cup mark and mark a line at the three quarter level. Cut the paper, fold in half, and that will tell you how much more to add.

Got a couple of more ways, but the simplest is just to fill to 1/2 cup and add two tablespoons ( or six teaspoons).

But heck, I would just eyeball it.
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What you are looking for is 5 oz. Many measurting cups have oz marks as well as cup marks. JDP
JDP, in your opinion, would cooking be possible if there were no measuring cups?
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Old 01-03-2007, 04:20 PM   #19
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gosh, I hope so, boufa! I'd be sunk on a lot of things, otherwise.
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Measure? I don't usually measure.

Then again, I don't usually bake either.

Regular cooking doesn't necessarily require measuring. Baking, on the other hand, demands it!
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