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Help please with measurements!

micki's picture

Help please with measurements!

Please help me figure this out.  I'd like to make Norm's Onion Rolls today.  I've got an old manual scale and believe I can get the flour and water measured but ".6 oz" of salt is going to be difficult.  Can someone give me an approximate measurement of ounces vs teaspoons/tablespoons?  I've been searching for the past hour and still can't figure this out.  Just a starting point would be useful.  Thanks in advance.  Micki

gaaarp's picture

Micki, the big issue with converting salt is that different types of salt measure differently.  For example, I use Diamond Crystal kosher salt, and I have found that if a recipe gives both teaspoons and ounces or grams, when I measure the salt by weight, I have almost double the teaspoons listed in the recipe.

That said, a very rough starting point for table salt:  0.6 oz is about 1 tablespoon (or 3 teaspoons).  If you are using kosher, you'll probably want to use more.

Yumarama's picture

A teaspoon of basic table salt is about 6 grams, if that helps.

nbicomputers's picture

the above should be fine

the water is liqued wight so volumetric 8 oz is one mesure cup

micki's picture

Thank you both.  Am afraid I'm still "old school" and used to using cups and tsp/Tbsp measures.  Had decided I'd purchase a digital scale with some Christmas money but haven't made that trip yet.  I do have the dough rising.  Will report back on the end result.  Thanks again.  Micki

P.S.  Gaaarp, I'm also a salt-a-holic, so 'large spoonfuls' are nearly a requirement.