How do you know if its 1 cup?
- 1 cup as the size of your fist.
- ½ cup as the size of tennis ball.
- ¼ cup as the size of an egg.
- 1 tablespoon to be about the size of your thumb.
- 1 teaspoon is about the size of the top joint of your index finger.
"1 Cup" is equal to 8 fluid ounces in US Standard Volume. It is a measure used in cooking. A Metric Cup is slightly different: it is 250 milliliters (which is about 8.5 fluid ounces).
|Volume Equivalents (liquid)*|
|8 tablespoons||1/2 cup||4 fluid ounces|
|12 tablespoons||3/4 cup||6 fluid ounces|
|16 tablespoons||1 cup||8 fluid ounces|
|2 cups||1 pint||16 fluid ounces|
Liquid measuring cups indicate that 1 cup = 8 ounces. But what they really mean is 1 cup of liquid = 8 fluid ounces. For dry measurements, the rules change. Because dry ingredients vary greatly in weight, you can't rely on the same conversion.
But what they really mean is 1 cup of liquid = 8 fluid ounces. For dry measurements, the rules change. Because dry ingredients vary greatly in weight, you can't rely on the same conversion. For example, 1 cup of all-purpose flour weighs 4.5 ounces, not 8 ounces.
1 cup in a dry measuring cup is the same as 1 cup in a liquid measuring cup.
Officially, a US Cup is 240ml (or 8.45 imperial fluid ounces.) This is slightly different from an Australian, Canadian and South African Cup which is 250ml. As long as you use the same cup for measuring out each of your ingredients, the proportions should work out the same.
1 cup = 8 fluid ounces = 1/2 pint. 2 cups = 16 fluid ounces = 1 pint. 4 cups = 32 fluid ounces = 2 pints = 1 quart. 8 cups = 64 fluid ounces = 4 pints.
- 1 Tablespoon = 3 teaspoons.
- 1/8 cup = 2 Tablespoons.
- 1/4 cup = 4 Tablespoons.
- 1/3 cup = 5-1/3 Tablespoons.
- 1/2 cup = 8 Tablespoons.
- 2/3 cup = 10 and 2/3 Tablespoons.
- 3/4 cup = 12 Tablespoons.
- 1 cup = 16 Tablespoons.
Fist = 1 cup
You can use this tool for measuring food items such as pastas, potatoes, nuts, and even ice cream. A Cupped Hand = 1/2 cup The Palm = 3 oz.