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05-20-2002, 12:58 PM
when relating to recipes and amounts i see the word cups used as a measurement, what does this mean in weight if it does?

Paul Stagg
05-20-2002, 01:32 PM
Depends on what you are measuring.

A Cup is a measure of volume.

A cup of lead weigs more than a cup of oats

05-20-2002, 02:03 PM
alright then i saw a recipe it said one cup of peanut butter, i mean what does that mean to you because it says to me how big is a cup?

05-20-2002, 02:10 PM
I guess england uses something different, go find a cooking store or go to one online and order a "cup". It's a simple measuring device that measures volume and shouldn't cost you more than a buck (don't know what that translates to in english $, but it's cheap).

05-20-2002, 05:54 PM
1 cup = 16 tablespoons
1 litre = 4.25 cups

Or 1 cup = slightly less than 1/4 litre