Volume determines fluid measures; weight determines dry measures. However, most U.S. recipes refer to ingredients in terms of volume. So don’t worry too much whether the ingredient you’re measuring is dry or fluid; just use the measure specified in your recipe.
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|1/4 teaspoon||1 ml|
|1/2 teaspoon||2 ml|
|3/4 teaspoon||1/4 tablespoon||4 ml|
|1 teaspoon||1/3 tablespoon||5 ml|
|3 teaspoons||1 tablespoon||1/16 cup||1/2 oz||15 ml|
|6 teaspoons||2 tablespoons||1/8 cup||1 oz||30 ml|
|1 1/2 oz||44 ml||1 jigger|
|12 teaspoons||4 tablespoons||1/4 cup||2 oz||60 ml|
|16 teaspoons||5 1/3 tablespoons||1/3 cup||2 1/2 oz||75 ml|
|18 teaspoons||6 tablespoons||3/8 cup||3 oz||90 ml|
|24 teaspoons||8 tablespoons||1/2 cup||4 oz||125 ml||1/4 pint|
|32 teaspoons||10 2/3 tablespoons||2/3 cup||5 oz||150 ml|
|36 teaspoons||12 tablespoons||3/4 cup||6 oz||175 ml|
|48 teaspoons||16 tablespoons||1 cup||8 oz||237 ml||1/2 pint|
|1 1/2 cups||12 oz||355 ml|
|2 cups||16 oz||473 ml||1 pint|
|3 cups||24 oz||710 ml||1 1/2 pints|
|25.6 oz||757 ml||1 fifth|
|4 cups||32 oz||946 ml||1 quart or 1 liter|
|8 cups||64 oz||2 quarts|
|16 cups||128 oz||1 gallon|
Some recipes use additional instructions that require a specific amount of the ingredient. For example, a recipe might request “1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed”, or “2 heaping cups flour”.
Dash or Pinch
Generally considered to be less than 1/8 teaspoon.
With a spatula, a spoon or your hand, tightly press the ingredient into the measuring cup. You should measure as much of the ingredient as you can fit into the measure.
Press the ingredient into the measuring cup lightly. Make sure there are no air pockets, but do not compress it too much either.
Even / Level
Measure the amount precisely, discarding the entire ingredient that rises above the rim of the measuring cup. The back of a straight knife works well for this.
Do not flatten out the ingredient to the top of the measuring cup. Instead allow it to pile up above the rim naturally, into a soft, rounded shape.
Heaping / Heaped
Pile as much of the ingredient on top of the measure as it can hold.
Sift with a strainer or sifter before measuring to ensure ingredient is not compacted and there is no other foreign substance in it.