Kitchen fun: weight <-> volume
by Ashley Flanagan on 11/27/05 at 19:02:44
Well, it's that time of year, time to bake. To get started, I need to convert volume quantities to weight measure, so I went swimming through the archives, and I see _why_ this is always such a problem - it depends on the density of substance. Flour and sugar won't have the same density, so a cup of each will weigh differently. I get it. My recipe is based on an old southern favorite, measured in cups, and it makes 2 cakes. However, I'm planning to make 40 cakes, and it will save me a LOT of time, money, and effort if I can buy ingredients in bulk. SO - does anyone know where/how to find out (in the absence of a kitchen scale): How many cups in a 10 lb bag of (Dixie Crystals "extra fine" granulated cane sugar? How many cups in a 10 lb bag of US (Gold Medal) All-purpose Flour? and how is that affected by sifting? I would expect the answers to be approximate, but I also expected this info to be easier to find, so we'll see...
Re: Kitchen fun: weight <-> volume
by Robert Fogt on 11/27/05 at 19:49:49
According to the rec.cooking.faq:
granulated sugar - 2.4 cups/pound U.S. all-purpose flour - 4.5 cups per pound
That would be 24 cups of sugar per 10 pound bag and 45 cups of flour per 10 pound bag.