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Is there a place that tells me how much crisco weighs?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
When I make buttercream icing I use half crisco half butter. I prefer to weigh my crisco because its easier but I'm not sure that my weight measurement is accurate. Does anyone know how much a cup of crisco weighs or know of a place that has accurate information? TIA
post #2 of 8
I have read that 1 cup of Crisco (actually any solid fat) weighs 7 oz. HTH
post #3 of 8
Crisco is lighter than butter (one cup of butter is eight ounces). One cup of Crisco is about 6.84 ounces.
post #4 of 8
Fill a measuring cup with crisco, and weigh it. This is the most accurate way to do it. Then you can use that #.

Mike
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike1394

Fill a measuring cup with crisco, and weigh it. This is the most accurate way to do it. Then you can use that #.

Mike



That's what I've done but it seems I get a different number every time; anywhere from 6 5/8 to 7 oz. Not a huge difference but still not exactly the same. Thanks for the replies, it sounds like my measurements were pretty close!
post #6 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by confectionsofahousewife

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike1394

Fill a measuring cup with crisco, and weigh it. This is the most accurate way to do it. Then you can use that #.

Mike



That's what I've done but it seems I get a different number every time; anywhere from 6 5/8 to 7 oz. Not a huge difference but still not exactly the same. Thanks for the replies, it sounds like my measurements were pretty close!



See that's the issue. Brown sugar is even worse.

Mike
post #7 of 8
I use this conversion website
http://www.onlineconversion.com/weight_volume_cooking.htm

Has equivalents for lots of ingredients like shortening, brown sugar, etc. Personally I use 15 oz by weight as the equivalent of 2 cups for shortening.
post #8 of 8

This is late in the day for a reply, but...

 

The Crisco can says there are 12 grams in 1 tablespoon on Crisco.  Since there are 16 tablespoons in a cup - 1 cup of Crisco weighs 192 grams or 6.76 ounces.

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