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Okay, how much is 1 ounce of sugar?!?

post #1 of 10
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This seems soooo silly to ask.... icon_confused.gif But I found a recipe calling for 1 oz. of sugar, and i have no idea how much that is in tablespoons, or cups or whatever. I can only find conversions for fluid ounces, can anyone enlighten me here?!
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post #2 of 10
It's difficult to do an accurate weight/measurement conversion for sugar, so I always weigh, but if I remember correctly from school:

One TBL is slightly less than 1/2 oz
One cup is about 7 oz
One lb is about 2 1/4 cups

Sounds about right
post #3 of 10
Lucy -- I invested in an inexpensive digital kitchen scale a long time ago and don't know how I managed without it! I weigh so many things when I bake because it's more accurate. Consider getting one, you'll never regret it! icon_smile.gif
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post #4 of 10
Hey there!

I was always taught that 1 cup=8oz
so approximately 1/8 of a cup is an ounce icon_smile.gif

At least volume-wise icon_smile.gif

HTH! and good luck!
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post #5 of 10
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I thought about a scale! I've had lots of opportunities where I could have used one, and here's another! Guess I'll have to put that on my "wish list". Fortunately I have some time to play around with this recipe if it's not exactly right, so I guess I'll try about 2 T. and hope it's close enough. Thanks for the replies, this was driving me CRAZY!!
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post #6 of 10
I'm pretty sure that 1 oz. of sugar is 2 TB.
post #7 of 10
Unfortunately there is no way to know the answer to your question--one ounce can be a weight ounce or a volume ounce. (With water these two are equivalent, but with other substances, there is no such simple relationship.)

The good news is, with sugar the difference isn't all that big between the two. (Unlike flour, which is significantly lighter than an equal volume of water.)

One weight ounce of sugar would be just over two Tablespoons.
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post #8 of 10
Hello,

1oz = 2.5 level tablespoons

Scales would be invaluable. I also have them on my wishlist with a KA hehe.

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post #9 of 10
This site has a conversion utility that maybe helpful: http://www.dianasdesserts.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/tools.measures/Measures.cfm
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post #10 of 10
For the record, only water, eggs, and milk are weight/volume equivalents.

Sugar weight/volume equivalents are not the same.

One TBL of sugar is slightly less than 1/2 oz

one cup= around 7 oz
16 TBL to a cup
16 X .5 = 8 oz
minus the 'slightly less' for each TBL = 7 oz
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