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Recipe Abbreviations & Cooking Measures


 Recipe Abbreviations & Measures

This page contains my lists of recipe abbreviations and useful cooking measures.

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 Common Recipe Abbreviations
Recipe Abbreviations
t = tsp. = teaspoon
T = Tbs. = Tablespoon
fl = fluid
oz = ounce
pkg = package
pt = pint
qt = quart
gal = gallon
lb = pound

 Useful Cooking Measures
Miscellaneous Measurements
Measure Equivalent
1 dash 1/4 teaspoon or less
1 pinch 1/8 teaspoon or less
juice of 1 lemon 2 to 3 tablespoons
juice of 1 orange about 1/2 cup
Fluid Measure
In the United States, liquid measurement is not only used for liquids such as water and milk, it is also used when measuring other ingredients such as flour, sugar, shortening, butter, and spices.
  tsp. Tbs. fluid
oz.
gill cup pint quart gallon
tsp. 1 1/3 1/6 1/24 1/48 - - -
Tbs. 3 1 1/2 1/8 1/16 1/32 - -
fluid oz. 6 2 1 1/4 1/8 1/16 1/32 -
gill 24 8 4 1 1/2 1/4 1/8 1/32
cup 48 16 8 2 1 1/2 1/4 1/16
pint 96 32 16 4 2 1 1/2 1/8
quart 192 64 32 8 4 2 1 1/4
gallon 768 256 128 32 16 8 4 1
firkin 6912 2304 1152 288 144 72 36 9
hogshead 48384 16128 8064 2016 1008 504 252 63
Dry Measure
Dry measurements are not typically used in US recipes; dry measurements are used mainly for measuring fresh produce (e.g. berries are sold by the quart, apples by the bushel, or peck). Do not confuse dry measure with liquid measure, because they are not the same.
  pint quart gallon peck bushel cubic
feet
pint 1 1/2 1/8 1/16 1/64 0.019445
quart 2 1 1/4 1/8 1/32 0.03889
gallon 8 4 1 1/2 1/8 0.15556
peck 16 8 2 1 1/4 0.31111
bushel 64 32 8 4 1 1.2445
cubic feet 51.428 25.714 6.4285 3.2143 0.80356 1

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