Calculations and conversions have become a basic need, as it helps in making things easier and thus saving time for many. It has been recommended that every individual must have a basic knowledge of calculations so that they don’t get fudge by anyone. Conversions are the key to the marketing strategies, it is a very vast knowledge but at least we must be aware of the conversion align with your company.
Conversion is meant differently at different sorts of places and thus the answer varies in various parts of the world. As in the case of the cup, the value of this might change at various locations, it is distinctive for both US and UK customary cups. If this recipe is from other than the US & UK than it is likely to consider in the International metric cup as a reference unit.
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What makes the dry and liquid measurements distinct from each other?
There are mainly two substances that are used for measurement are in the form of liquid and dry state. Both of them are measured daily as the dry is used to measure ingredients like wheat, nuts, etc. whereas in the liquid we have milk, oil, etc. into the list. The shape of the cup of dry and liquid cups is different as the dry have a handle fitted onto the side so and the liquid vessel has a handle fitted towards the upward direction so that the liquid can easily be taken out the container in which they are stored.
The dry and the liquid must be measured as if they are not done so then it may spoil any true recipe. To deeply understand this let us take an example to knead the dough, in which we have to measure the flour for say 5 members so it must be measured well in a dry measuring cup, after this, we need to add some ratio of water into it so that we can easily make tortilla out of it.
One thing that must be kept in mind is that when measuring dry ingredients we must use a dry measuring cup and for liquid ingredients, we must use a liquid measuring cup to get the right quantity of ingredients needed as per the requirement.
How many ounces in a cup?
As we know that these differ according to different locations, which areas:
US recipes – cups to ounces
As per the US norms, the size of 1 US cup is 236.59ml
- 1 US cup = 8 US fluid ounces
- 1 US cup = 8.327 UK fluid ounces
Old UK recipes – cups to ounces
As per the old UK norms, the size of 1 UK cup is 284.13ml
- 1 UK cup = 10 UK fluid ounces
- 1 UK cup = 9.607 US fluid ounces
Other than the US & UK
As per the International Measurement norms, the size of 1 cup is 250ml
- 1 International metric cup = 8.454 US fluid ounces
- 1 International metric cup = 8.799 UK fluid ounces