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Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Handy Measuring Equivalents

Handy Measuring Equivalents

Flour, Oats & Yeast
1 pound all-purpose flour = about 3 1/2 cups unsifted, about 4 cups sifted.
1 pound whole wheat flour, stirred = about 3 3/4 cups.
1 cup self-rising flour = 1 cup all purpose flour + 1 1/2 tsp baking powder + 1/2 tsp salt
1 pound cake flour = 4 1/2 cups sifted
1 pound rolled oats = 6 cups
4 ounces bulk dry yeast = 16 envelopes (1/4 ounce or 1 Tablespoon each)

Sugar & Honey
1 pound granulated white sugar = 2 1/4 cups
1 pound brown sugar = about 2 1/2 cups (firmly packed)
1 pound powdered sugar =about 4 cups unsifted, 4 3/4 cups sifted.
1 pound (16 ounces) honey = 1 1/3 cups to 1 1/2 cups
1 quart corn syrup = 4 cups

Milk & Cream
1 cup whipping cream = 2 to 2 1/2 cups whipped
1 carton (8 ounces) whipped topping = about 2 1/2 to 3 cups
1 quart milk = 4 cup
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk = 1 1/2 cup (5 ounces) = 5/8 cup

Eggs
5 whole eggs = about 1 cup
8 large egg whites = about 1 cup
12 large egg yolks = about 1 cup

Butter & Shortening

1 pound butter, margarine or lard = 2 cups
1 pound solid vegetable shortening = about 2 1/4 cups
1 gallon (128 ounces) vegetable oil = 16 cups

Chocolate & Vanilla

1 pound cocoa powder = 4 cups
6 ounces chocolate chips = about 1 cup
8 ounces packaged coconut = 4 cups
1 ounce vanilla extract or flavoring = 6 teaspoons

Fruit
1 pound raisins = about 3 cups
1 pound pitted dates = 2 3/4 Cups
1 pound chopped candied fruit = about 2 cups
1 pound bananas (3 medium) = 1 3/4 cups mashed
1 lemon (about 6 Ounces) = 3 Tablespoons juice, 2 teaspoons grated zest
1 orange (about 8 ounces) = 1/4 to 1/3 cup juice, 4 teaspoons grated zest.

Nuts
1 pound pecans in shell = about 2 cups shelled and chopped
1 pound shelled pecans = 4 1/4 cups chopped
1 pound walnuts in shell = about 1 3/4 cups shelled and chopped
1 pound shelled walnuts = 3 3/4 cups chopped
1 cup ground nuts = about 3 3/4 ounces

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