Thursday, April 3, 2008

How Much and How Many

Butter, Chocolate
2 tblsp. butter = 1 ounce
1 stick or 1/4 lb. butter = 1/2 cup
1 square chocolate = 1 ounce

Crumbs
20 saltine crackers = 1 cup fine crumbs
12 graham crackers = 1 cup fine crumbs
22 vanilla wafers = 1 cup fine crumbs
1 slice bread = 1/2 cup soft crumbs

Nuts
1 pound walnuts in shell = 2 cups, shelled
1/4 pounc chopped walnuts = about 1 cup
1 pound almonds in shell = about 1 cup, shelled

Fruits and Vegetables
Juice of 1 lemon = 3-4 tablespoons
Grated peel of 1 lemon = 1 teaspoon
Juice of 1 orange = 6-7 tablespoons
Grated peel of 1 orange = about 2 teaspoons
1 medium apple, chopped = 1 cup
1 medium onion, chopped = 1/2 cup
2 stalks celery, chopped = 1 cup

Cheese and Eggs
1 pound cheese, shredded = 4 cups
1 large egg, beaten = 1/4 cup
12 to 14 egg yolks = 1 cup
8 to 10 egg whites = 1 cup

Noodles and Rice
4 oz. macaroni = 1 - 1 1/4 cups raw, 2 1/4 cups cooked
4 oz. spaghetti = 1 1/2 - 2 cups raw, 2 1/4 cups cooked
1 cup uncooked rice = 3 1/2 cups cooked
1 cup precooked rice = 2 cups cooked

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