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On Measuring Shortening

Measuring shortening is a messy, horrible experience.  I hated it, and routinely either bought exorbitantly expensive 1 cup sticks of shortening, or avoided recipes containing shortening altogether.

Then I bought a kitchen scale.  And guess what?  You can measure shortening straight into your bowl with a kitchen scale!  And the only thing you get dirty is the spoon you use to scoop it!  One more “I Hate This” moment of cooking was removed from my life and there was much rejoicing.

For your convenience, here is a list of volume to gram conversions of shortening.

  • 1 cup shortening = 192g
  • 3/4 cup shortening = 144g
  • 2/3 cup shortening = 128g
  • 1/2 cup shortening = 96g
  • 1/3 cup shortening = 64g
  • 1/4 cup shortening = 48g
  • 1 Tbsp shortening = 12g

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