what is a cup, recipe measurement wise?

@shelagh77 (3643)
January 31, 2007 10:04am CST
I have read a lot of really really yummy recipes on mylot and some of them use the American "cup" unit of measurement. Could anyone please tell me what a "cup" measures so that I can try some of these out of this world dishes? Many thanks.
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@loved1 (5336)
• United States
31 Jan 07
A cup is equal to 1/2 pint, 8 fl oz, 16 Tbsp, 48 tsp,or 240ml. I hope this helps! Good luck with trying out your new recipes.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
31 Jan 07
Wow! Very comprehensive and thank you so much!!!!! I have made a note of this!
@mrscinxav (118)
• United States
31 Jan 07
as far as i know consider the the cupnoodles size.i usually take it as 200 ml
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@shelagh77 (3643)
31 Jan 07
Thank you for that, I have a split decision now as to whether it is 200 or 250 mls but I am a LOT wiser than I was to start with and much closer to making an edible meal with my recipe :-)
@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
31 Jan 07
Well from the measuring cup I just got from the kitchen it's 2.5dl your computer should have a conversion chart somewhere in it's programs
@shelagh77 (3643)
31 Jan 07
If you read the rest of these there are more measurements and they are helpful. So are you! Thank you so much. You are lucky though, you live too far away for me to experiment on you with my recipes lolol
@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
2 Feb 07
My husband informed me my cell phone has a conversion chart too see what I know lol I like trying new things so your right I am way to far away I have a recipe everyone loves till I give them the recipe and they see what it takes to make it
@shelagh77 (3643)
3 Feb 07
If the recipe is that complicated I am not surprised people have second thoughts lol. I am usually OK when I follow a recipe and it is almost always edible, but everyone has little blips lol. Then it is a case of "let's hope the dog likes it" lolol
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
31 Jan 07
Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh great yummy Food for Gabs I always thought they ment a cup you know as in a Cup that you drink out of I will have to see the replies here (Confused)
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
31 Jan 07
Hahahahahaha I was right it is a cup size you know the Cups we drink Tea or Coffee out of Not bad for a blonde hey (dancing round the living room)
@shelagh77 (3643)
31 Jan 07
yes, yes, you were right, but aren't you pleased I checked and didn't just experiment on you first to see if I had it right? lololol
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
31 Jan 07
Well yes I guess that could have been nasty on me
@brimia (6585)
• United States
31 Jan 07
1 cup = 1/2 pint = 1/4 quart = 1/16 gal = 8 oz = 236 mL = 16 T
@shelagh77 (3643)
31 Jan 07
Thank you, I am getting a few people with this great information, and you may be surprised that I do not know even though I am a very keen cook, but in the UK not many people use cup measures.
@shelagh77 (3643)
1 Feb 07
Thank you :-) I really enjoy cooking and to a certain extent one can guess quantities, butit is nice to actually measure them properly :-)
@rainbow (6763)
31 Jan 07
Right I have my cup out of the kitchen, 1 240ml 8oz 3/4 180ml 6oz 1/2 120ml 4oz 1/4 60ml 2oz 1/8 30ml 1oz hope this helps,have fun with your recipes - if it'sw not righ blame breville - this came with my breadmaker.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
31 Jan 07
ha ha ha, I love that! Blame someone else! Wow, we women have to stick together lol. Seriously thank you very much for the information, I really did need it. And having someone to blame if it is wrong . . . just too good to be true lololol
@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
31 Jan 07
1 cup is also 8 oz or 250 mL if I'm not mistaken...
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@shelagh77 (3643)
31 Jan 07
At last!!! Helpful information. Thank you thank you. I will enjoy making the recipes now.
@greengal (4286)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I can understand your dilemma because I had the same problem when I came here. I found this on food network and I have a print of it stuck on one of my cabinet doors. Hope it helps you too:) http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/ck_cg_weights_measures/0,1971,FOOD_16097,00.html
@shelagh77 (3643)
4 Jul 07
Great! sorry I took so long to get back to you, things have been hectic and somehow this one slipped. It is very useful and i thank you! I am happily cooking still, and my latest success if a sort of cake with anything I have left over in it lol.
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
i often cook so i kow it :) its 8 oz or 250ml :)
@shelagh77 (3643)
1 Feb 07
Thank you :-) I often cook too, but the cup measurement system was one I avoided as I didn't know what volume this was and I wondered how good the dish would taste if I got it wrong :-)
• United States
1 Feb 07
An American cup measurement in a recipe refers to 8 oz. Hope this helps. I am lost when measurements are mentioned in the metric system.
@shelagh77 (3643)
1 Feb 07
Thank you. I am lost too. I still think in pounds and ounces lol.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
1 Feb 07
cup is 8 oz. ask Gabs she good with changing thing for me in money and the differece betwee Ferihite and celcus
@shelagh77 (3643)
1 Feb 07
no no a thousand times no! Do you know how mischievious gabs is? She is good to you with your money but with me she would play a trick. She would not poison me but she would definitely play a game :-) She is moving very close to my home now, so I have to be very very careful or she will be cling filming over my doors and windows - if you do not understand that ask gabs and she will make you laugh. Anyways thank you very much for the advice, and I am going to have a try at making the key lime pie recipe which is somewhere here on mylot :-)
31 Jan 07
Its cup sized
@shelagh77 (3643)
31 Jan 07
But WHICH cup???? egg cup, tea cup, coffee cup, macdonalds cup?????????
• Canada
2 Feb 07
A cup is 8 ounces
31 Jan 07
Its cup sized