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Saturday, May 11, 2024

How to measure ⅚ cup of oil, part III

I just received a nice email from Muffintree14 thanking me for helping them make a recipe where they needed to meaure out ⅚ of a cup! They were trying to measure out 200ml of something (they didn't specify what) and it turns out that 200ml is about ⅚ of a cup. I suspect they could have just used a regular cup, as that's 237ml. As long as you aren't baking bread (or other pastry-like food item) then it probably doesn't matter that much. Roughly speaking, 200ml is close enough to 1 cup that you might as well use 1 cup.

But then I found an image (via Bob Anstett on Tik­Linked­My­Face­Pin­Insta­Me­Gram­Space­We­In­Tok­Trest­Book) describing the various relationships among Imperial units, and from there, I found a much better way to meaure ⅚ cups—measure out 1 cup, then remove 8 teaspoons; much better than the 2 ⅓ cup measures (or 1 ⅔ if available), a 1½ tablespoon and a ½ teaspoon. And maybe this will help someone else twenty years down the line.

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