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# How many cups of Hi Ratio to equal

I bought Hi Ratio shortening in a large quantity, can you tell me how many cups of shortening are in a pound? I am trying to get 3 pounds of shortening. I was trying to do this by the cup versus having to weigh.

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OK...I was still searching after I posted...everything I can find refers to about 2 cups per pound. I did see one answer that said 2 1/3 cup per pount. I will go with 2 cups per pound.

Yes a cup = 8oz and and 2 cupcs =16ozs which is a pound. So 3 pounds is 6 cups of shortening if my mind is working right this morning. Good luck with baking I love the high ratio!!!!!
2 cups of Sweetex Hi Ratio shortening weighs 14 oz.

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Everything I have read indicates that 1 cup of shortening weighs 6.7 oz.
Some of you are mixing up volume with weight. Volume would use measuring cups and spoons. Weight uses a scale. One pound of shortening equals two and a third cups.
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Originally Posted by debster

Yes a cup = 8oz and and 2 cupcs =16ozs which is a pound.

But, it depends on if you mean 8 ounces by volume or by weight. 1 cup of feathers doesn't weigh 8 ounces

2 cups (by volume) of shortening don't weigh 16 ounces.

We in the US tend to be refering to volume measurements in baking recipes. If you convert recipes to weight measurements, you can't convert every cup to 8 ounces of weight. You have to weigh each cup of water, milk, flour, sugar, etc. and they'll all be slightly different in what those cups weigh.

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Originally Posted by dsilvest

Some of you are mixing up volume with weight. Volume would use measuring cups and spoons. Weight uses a scale. One pound of shortening equals two and a third cups.

No, she just needs to know how many cups in a pound of shortening. If you know how many ounces (by weight) are in a cup of shortening, you can then figure out how many cups are in a pound, kwim?
2 1/3 cups equals 1 lb of shortening. If you have a 1 lb pkg of Crisco at home take a look at the measurement scale. HI ratio should measure the same as Crisco
1 cup of shortening is 7 ounces. Just weighed it (= I was wondering the same thing and I ran across this post......Just thought I'd share (=
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