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    Question 1/8 of a cup equals....

    How do you measure 1/8 cup? I am halving a lot of recipes and always just kind of guess on 1/8 of a cup and I want to be more precise.

    Any other helpful hints on halving measurements?

    Does anybody own measuring spoons and cups for the odd measurements?

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    Re: 1/8 of a cup equals....

    Originally posted by PoppyJ
    How do you measure 1/8 cup? I am halving a lot of recipes and always just kind of guess on 1/8 of a cup and I want to be more precise.

    Any other helpful hints on halving measurements?

    Does anybody own measuring spoons and cups for the odd measurements?
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    An 1/8 cup would be 2 tbsps.

    I have the odd measurement sets for spoons. It comes with:

    2 tbsp
    1 1/2 tbsp
    1 1/2 tsps
    2 tsps

    Very handy to have around.
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    Re: Re: 1/8 of a cup equals....

    Perfect! Thank you....that will take away from a lot of guessing.

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    I think, though I could be mistaken, that most coffee measure scoops are 1/8 of a cup.
    Connie

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    PoppyJ,

    I found this table that has helped me immensely....

    http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcom...uivalents.html

    I just printed it out and use it a lot.

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    One of the BEST presents I've received is a tiny glass measuring cup which goes up to two tablespoons and also has teaspoons and other odd measurements. It is WONDERFUL for liquid ingredients -- especially stir fries which call for a LOT of two teaspoons Mine came from Sur La Table but when I was at Bed Bath & Beyond yesterday, they had them including a larger size.

    P.S. -- The best part was receiving a spontaneous gift from a friend just because she saw it and thought it was a wonderful thing to own.

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    Originally posted by chefjon
    PoppyJ,

    I found this table that has helped me immensely....

    http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcom...uivalents.html

    I just printed it out and use it a lot.
    Great tables! Thanks for sharing!!

    blazedog,
    I have 4 of those shot glass measures and really use them a lot.
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    Originally posted by ccooney
    I think, though I could be mistaken, that most coffee measure scoops are 1/8 of a cup.
    I was going to say the same thing. I keep one in my sugar canister to scoop small amounts with.
    Just another Susan

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    This web site wasn't working this morning. I will have to try later. Does it tell you what a 1/2 of a 1/3 is?

    About the coffee scoop...now I will have to see if my husband can steal one from his office.

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    A half a cup is 8 tbsps and i believe a 1/3 cup is 5 tbsp, plus 1 tsp.
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    1/3 cup is equal to 5 Tablespoons + 1 teaspoon. So half of that is
    2 1/2 Tablespoons + 1/2 teaspoon.

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    Originally posted by chefjon
    1/3 cup is equal to 5 Tablespoons + 1 teaspoon. So half of that is
    2 1/2 Tablespoons + 1/2 teaspoon.
    I call that a scant 3 T.

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