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# Unit Conversions and useful substitutions

## Imperial Measurement Conversions:

• 1/4 cup = 2.5 ounces
• 1/2 cup = 5 ounces
• 1 cup = 10 ounces
• 1 pint = 20 ounces
• 1 quart = 40 ounces

## Measurement Conversions

• pinch or dash = less than 1/4 teaspoon
• 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
• 2 tablespoons = 1 fluid ounce
• 4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup = 2 fluid ounces
• 16 tablespoons = 1 cup = 8 fluid ounces
• 2 cups = 1 pint
• 2 pints = 1 quart
• 4 quarts = 1 gallon

## US to Metric Conversions

• 1 teaspoon = 5 ml
• 1 tablespoon = 15 ml
• 2 tablespoons = 30 ml
• ¼ cup = 60 ml
• 1/3 cup = 80 ml
• ½ cup = 125 ml
• 2/3 cup = 160 ml
• ¾ cup = 180 ml
• 1 cup = 250 ml
• 1 ½ cup = 375 ml
• 1 pint = 500 ml
• 1 quart = 946 ml
• 1 ounce = 28 grams
• ¼ lb (4 ounces) = 112 grams
• ½ lb (8 ounces) = 225 grams
• ¾ lb (12 ounces) = 337 grams
• 1 lb (16 ounces) = 450 grams

## Imperial vs Metric

• 1 ounce = 28 grams
• 1 pound = 500 grams or 1/2 kilo
• 2.2 pounds = 1 kilo
• 1 teaspoon = 5 milliliters (ml)
• 1 tablespoon = 15 milliliters
• 1 cup = 1/4 liter
• 1 quart = 1 liter
• 1 inch = 2.5 centimeters (cm)

## Useful Substitutions

• 1 tablespoon baking powder = 2 teaspoons baking soda + 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
• 1 cup brown sugar = 1 cup white sugar + 2 tablespoons of molasses
• 1 cup cake flour = 7/8 cup all-purpose flour = 1/8 cup cornstarch
• 1 cup buttermilk = 1 cup milk + 1 tablespoon vinegar
• 1 cup sour cream = 1 cup yogurt