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    Question Question: A Pound of Butter = How many cups?

    I want to make this recipe but I'm trying to figure out how many cups a pound of butter would be?

    Also, a pound of chocolate = how many ounces?

    thanks, erin


    utrageous Oreo Crunch Brownies (Adapted from Ina Garten)


    1 pound unsalted butter
    1 pound semisweet chocolate, chopped
    6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
    7 large eggs
    2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
    2 tablespoons vanilla
    2 1/4 cups sugar
    1 cup plus 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    1 tablespoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    4 cups chopped Oreo cookies about 50 cookies

    Preheat the oven to 350.

    Butter and flour an 12″ x 18″ x 1″ baking pan. I like to use foil for ease of getting them out. In a heatproof medium bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, heat butter, chopped semisweet and unsweetened chocolate until melted and smooth. Allow to cool slightly.

    In a large bowl, whisk eggs, coffee, vanilla and sugar. Blend chocolate mixture into egg mixture; cool to room temperature.

    In a medium bowl, sift together one cup flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture. In a small bowl, stir Oreos and remaining 1/4 cup flour. Add Oreo mixture to chocolate mixture. Pour batter into baking pan and smooth top with a rubber spatula.

    Bake 28-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted 3 inches from center comes out clean with some crumbs attached; do not overbake. Allow to cool. Refrigerate to get clean cuts.

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    A pound of butter is 2 cups. A pound of chocolate (or anything, for that matter) is 16 oz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badunnin View Post
    A pound of butter is 2 cups. A pound of chocolate (or anything, for that matter) is 16 oz.
    thanks alot!

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    Erin - I've spent years trying to memorize the imperial system solely for the purposes of cooking!

    I still mess up over two things: Is it 3 teaspoons to a tablespoon or 4? And if 2 cups (or 32 tbsps, right?) of butter is a pound, and a pound is 16 ounces, I always have to recalculate how many tbsp of butter in an ounce (2:1, right?)
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    3 tsp. in a TB and yes, I believe that 2 TB = 1 oz.
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