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Old 12-20-2012, 10:35 AM   #1
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How do you turn cup measurements into grams?

I'm so tired of finding recipes where all the ingredients are measured In cups!!! That's not an exact measurement so how in the world am I supposed to know how much a quarter cup is exactly I need 3 cups of this that and the other and I have no idea how to measure it out, there are all types of cup sizes how am I supposed to measure in cups!!!!?

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Old 12-20-2012, 10:45 AM   #2
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Try this one.

Flour volume vs weight conversions | Grams | Ounces | Cups | Pounds | Kilograms | Quarts
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:46 AM   #3
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Cup measuring is definitely not exact by any means. Your flour could be packed, or could be loose, i.e. when you sift the flour. The difference in that case in weight could be almost doubled. In bakeries they do no use "cups", everything is measured by weight. There are charts, plenty of them on line; you can use to convert cups into weight. Just do that and then use scale to measure your ingredients.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:49 AM   #4
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Thanks for your help :) it's just so frustrating when people aren't specific with measurements!
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:51 AM   #5
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It is not that people are not "specifc" it is just the way people do things. Not everybody has scale at home. People been using cups and spoons for ages. It's just easier that way, simple.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:54 AM   #6
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Yeah but cups come in all types of sizes how do I know what size cup to measure with and how do I know how much a quarter cup is... :S
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:03 AM   #7
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Cups in a recipe are always measuring cups, not teacups.

Measuring cups come in two different types. Individual pieces for 1 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup and 1/4 cup. These individual pieces are used for dry ingredients. There are also larger glass or plastic cups with markings on the side where you fill the cup to the appropriate level marked with a measure line. This type is used for liquids.

Alix gave you a chart for flours. Just about water-based liquids are the same. A cup is 8 fluid ounce and 8 ounces on the scale.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:04 AM   #8
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It's alright I figured it out from the charts :)
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:30 PM   #9
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Where do you live? Just wondering since you are asking about gramms.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:31 PM   #10
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I live in England
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