# How much does a half cup of shortening weigh?

## How much does a half cup of shortening weigh?

4 ounces

When I weighed the same amount of shortening (for example, 1/2 cup should weigh 4 ounces), it looked like too much. Sure enough it was. I did some research and found out that shortening does, in fact, weigh less than butter because butter has added water.

## How many cups are in a LB?

16 ounces equals one pound or two cups. Another way to look at the equivalent is that one cup weighs eight ounces and therefore two cups equal 16 ounces and this is the same weight of one pound–16 ounces.

**How many cups is 2 pounds of flour?**

Cups in a pound of all purpose flour

Pounds of Flour | Cups (US) |
---|---|

1/2 lb | 1.81 cups |

1 lb | 3.62 cups |

2 lb | 7.24 cups |

5 lb | 18.1 cups |

**How many grams is a cup of shortening?**

The volume to weight conversion for vegetable shortening is 1 US cup to 205 grams, or 1 US cup to 7.2 ounces (oz) net weight, at its solid consistency.

### How do you measure shortening?

Press shortening into a dry measuring cup with a spatula to make sure it is solidly packed without air pockets. With a metal spatula or flat side of a knife, level with the rim. Some shortenings come in sticks and may be measured like butter.

### Does shortening weigh the same as butter?

The important thing to know about measuring shortening is that it does not weigh the same as butter. Butter has additional water in it, so it weighs more, and you can’t assume that 1 cup of shortening weighs 8 oz like butter does.

**How many cups are in a pound of butter?**

2 cup

1 pound of butter = 2 cup of butter = 4 sticks.

**How many cups of bread flour are in a pound?**

White All-Purpose/Bread Flour (sifted) 4 cups = 1 pound.

## How do I measure 1 cup of shortening?

## Can you measure shortening in a measuring cup?

To use water to measure your shortening, fill a measuring cup with at least 3/4 cup of cold water. Be sure that the quantity of water you use is larger than the quantity of shortening that you need to measure.