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Measurement of ingredients

ivy tai's picture
ivy tai

Measurement of ingredients


I recently bought a bread machine and also a book on bread making. The recipes call for
" 1/2 stick of butter " or 1/2 cup butter". As I'm a Singaporean I do not understand actually
how much 1/2 sitck butter weigh or how to measure by cup. Can you please explain?


Joe Fisher's picture
Joe Fisher

1 stick of butter is 1/4lb, or 4 ounces, or 8 tablespoons. So 1/2 stick would be 2 ounces, or 56.7 grams.

Hope that helps,