# 12 Cups In Oz

12 Cups In Oz – Measurement conversions in the kitchen don’t seem like much of a problem, until you’re busy cooking and trying to do quick math in your head while doubling or tripling a recipe.

Memorizing how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon or how many cups are in a gallon can speed up your kitchen prep and make you cook with more confidence. Once we’ve covered the basic conversions, we’ll offer advice and answer questions, like what’s the difference between dry and liquid measurements?

## 12 Cups In Oz

Here are the most common measurement conversions that will help you divide or multiply your recipe servings. Learning how many sticks of butter equals a cup, or how many quarts are in a gallon, is enough to be a game changer in your cooking and baking prowess.

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Have a set of measuring teaspoons, a set of measuring cups for dry ingredients, and liquid measuring cups from one cup to four cups in capacity. While not absolutely necessary, a food scale is helpful to have as it allows you to create recipes that list ingredients by weight. This is particularly useful for baking, which often requires exact measurements.

Unless the recipe calls for “a heaping tablespoon” or “a generous cup,” you’ll want to even out the dry ingredients you’re measuring. That simply means taking the flat side of a butter knife and running it across the top of the entire cup or spoon, to remove any excess.

At some point, most home cooks pour flour into a liquid measuring cup or measure milk into a dry measuring cup. Some recipes are forgiving enough that you can get away with it. But others, especially if you’re cooking, can be completely ruined. Technically, dry and liquid measuring cups are the same, but it’s not a perfect science. A liquid measuring cup doesn’t allow you to level dry ingredients, making it very difficult to measure accurately. And measuring wet ingredients in a dry cup is difficult, because measuring right on the rim can lead to spillage.

If a recipe lists dry ingredients in ounces, you’ll need a kitchen scale to measure them. But if a recipe lists a wet ingredient in ounces, you can measure it in a liquid measuring cup. Ounces are measured by weight and fluid ounces are measured by volume. While eight ounces of water can be made into a cup of water, you can’t do the same with eight ounces of sugar, does that make sense?

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What exactly does it mean when a recipe calls for packed light brown sugar? Unlike the “scoop and shake” method, packed brown sugar means that you have to use the measuring cup to scoop out the brown sugar, then use your hand to pack it tight before adding it to the mixing bowl. If a recipe calls for one cup of sifted flour, that means you need to pre-sieve the flour before measuring it.

Vidya Rao is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor focusing on food, health and wellness, and small business. She is a student of journalism school and culinary school with particular experience in plant-based cooking.