american cup weights

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  1. geordiegirl

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    In American recipes "cups" are frequently used as a measure for both liquids and dry goods - much to the confusion of UK would-be cooks.

    As a measure of volume for liquids, a cup = 8 fluid ounces = a half-pint = 237 mililitres.

    As a measure of weight for dry goods, a cup = 8 ounces = a half-pound = 225 grammes.
     
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    thankyou :D

    i have big cups and small cups in my house lol
     
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    Thanks GG thats a great help.
     
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    I have my measuring cups from the US, but don't find them any different from the ones I have purchased here

    xx
     
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    I bought a set of measuring cups from Tesco ages ago. Weren't pricey.
     
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    Do i actually need to but them? Ive not seen any recipes that need them, or am i missing out?
     
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    i've seen loads of recipes with cup measurements , usually american , so with the conversion we can adapt them
     
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    I am missing out then. I can do a mim by guessing now but think i shall buy some.
     
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    I always used a standard english coffee mug as my cup measure, and it's the only measurement I ever used.
     
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    Thats what i done Jim.
     
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    i have always used a standard coffee mug too
     
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    Yep, I like the KISS principle. :)
     
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