Recipe Abbreviations

approx. = approximate
tsp or t = teaspoon
Tbsp or T = tablespoon
c = cup
pt = pint
qt = quart
gal = gallon
wt = weight
lb or # = pound
oz = ounce
g = gram
g = gram
kg = kilogram
vol = volume
mL = milliliter
L = liter
oz = fluid ounce
°F = degree Fahrenheit
°C = degree Celsius or centigrade

Measure Equivalents

1 Tbsp = 3 tsp
1/16 cup = 1 Tbsp
1/8 cup = 2 Tbsp
1/6 cup = 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp
1/4 cup = 4 Tbsp
1/3 cup = 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp
3/8 cup = 6 Tbsp
1/2 cup = 8 Tbsp
2/3 cup = 10 Tbsp + 2 tsp
3/4 cup = 12 Tbsp
1 cup = 48 tsp
1 cup = 16 Tbsp
8 oz = 1 cup
1 pint = 2 cups
1 quart = 2 pt
4 cups = 1 qt
1 gallon = 4 qt
16 oz = 1 lb

Ladles & Portion Servers

Ladle (fl oz) Approx. Measure Portion Server (fl oz)
1 oz 1/8 cup 1 oz
2 oz 1/4 cup 2 oz
3 oz 3/8 cup 3 oz
4 oz 1/2 cup 4 oz
6 oz 3/4 cup 6 oz
8 oz 1 cup 8 oz
12 oz 1-1/2 cups

Scoops

Scoop No. Level Measure
6 2/3 cup
8 1/2 cup
10 3/8 cup
12 1/3 cup
16 1/4 cup
20 3-1/3 Tbsp
24 2-2/3 Tbsp
30 2 Tbsp
40 1-2/3 Tbsp
50 3-3/4 tsp
60 3-1/4 tsp
70 2-3/4 tsp
100 2 tsp