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« on: July 15, 2005 09:16:17 PM »

I was always taught that 1 stick of butter = 1 cup of butter....

Someone recently argued with me on this after doing some math conversion in there head.  Saying that 2 sticks of butter = 1 cup.  THEN I was reading on a website (The Joy of Baking), and it said the same.

So....
1 cup = 1 stick
or
1 cup = 2 sticks HuhHuhHuhHuh??

I'm so confused!

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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2005 09:44:58 PM »

As a matter of fact, a stick of butter is only a half cup.  Lots of sticks of butter have lines on the packaging to show you how much butter you're cutting off the stick, too.
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2005 06:43:15 AM »

You might be thinking of sticks of Crisco.  Those are one cup sticks.
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2005 01:38:46 PM »

As a matter of fact, a stick of butter is only a half cup.  Lots of sticks of butter have lines on the packaging to show you how much butter you're cutting off the stick, too.

Haha.  I knew about the lines for tablespoons, I just reallly had it in my head that 1stick=1cup.  Though on the upside, I now know that I can generally cut down on butter without a problem... considering I've often not put enough in. Cheesy

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