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Recipe Abbreviations
apprx.approximate
tsp or tteaspoon
Tbsp or Ttablespoon
c.cup
pt.pint
qt.quart
gal.gallon
wt.weight
oz.ounce
lb. or #pound
g.gram
kg.kilogram
vol.volume
mLmililiter
Lliter
fl. oz.fluid ounce
°Fdegree Fehrenheit
°Cdegree Celsius or centigrade
Measure Equivalents
1 Tbsp3 tsp
1/16 cup1 Tbsp
1/8 cup2 Tbsp
1/6 cup2 Tbsp + 2 tsp
1/4 cup4 Tbsp
1/3 cup5 Tbsp + 1 tsp
3/8 cup6 Tbsp
1/2 cup8 Tbsp
2/3 cup10 Tbsp + 2 tsp
3/4 cup12 Tbsp
1 cup48 tsp
1 cup16 Tbsp
8 fl oz1 cup
1 pint2 cups
1 quart2 pt
4 cups1 qt
1 gallon4 qt
16 oz1 lb
Ladles & Portion Servers
Ladle (fl. oz.)Approx. MeasurePortion Server (fl. oz.)
1 oz.1/8 cup1 oz.
2 oz.1/4 cup2 oz.
3 oz.3/8 cup3 oz.
4 oz.1/2 cup4 oz.
6 oz.3/4 cup6 oz.
8 oz.1 cup8 oz.
12 oz.1-1/2 cups-
Scoops
Scoop No.Level Measure
62/3 cup
81/2 cup
103/8 cup
121/3 cup
161/4 cup
203-1/3 Tbsp
242-2/3 Tbsp
302 Tbsp
401-2/3 Tbsp
503-3/4 tsp
603-1/4 tsp
702-3/4 tsp
1002 tsp
Volume Equivalents for Liquids
Pan SizeApprox. CapacityServing SizeLadle (fl. oz.)Scoop #Approx. # Servings
12" x 20" x 2-1/2"2 gal1/2 cup4 oz.864
3/8 cup3 oz.1080
1/3 cup2.65 oz.1290
1/4 cup2 oz.16128
12" x 20" x 4"3-1/2 gap1/2 cup4 oz.864
3/8 cup3 oz.1080
1/3 cup2.65 oz.1290
1/4 cup2 oz.16128
12" x 20" x 6"6 gal1/2 cup4 oz.864
3/8 cup3 oz.1080
1/3 cup2.65 oz.1290
1/4 cup2 oz.16128