In recipes, a glass is often given as a measure. And, it would seem, if you know exactly its volume, you can determine how much it is 3/4 of a glass.
Standard glass volume
We take a standard thin glass with a volume of 250 g, or 250 ml. Divide this figure into 4 parts, multiply by 3 to find out how much 3/4 of a glass is. We get the answer - 187,5 g. However, the glasses themselves are different. For example, faceted, to which our parents are accustomed, with a volume of 200 g up to the upper transverse strip (up to the edges - 250 g), is already very rarely found on sale. But many housewives have it. Some people use a mug as a measure. A standard cup holds 200 ml of water. To determine how much of the container is in front of you, you can look at the numbers on the bottom. Many manufacturers indicate the capacity of the dishes on the outside.
Different weight of products
In addition, few people know that each ingredient has a different weight in the same two-hundred-gram container. 3/4 cup for flour, for example, is 110 grams, and for water - 185. Comparative characteristics will help to translate the value indicated in the recipe.
Converting the weight of products to volumetric measures
- Porridge. Buckwheat - 210 g in a thin glass and 165 g in a faceted glass; it turns out that 3/4 fits 157,5 (124) g of cereal. In 1 glass of semolina there will be 10 g less, and wheat - 10 g more. Rice, pearl barley - 230 (180) g; 172,5 (135) grams in 3/4 cup. Oatmeal - 90 (75) g; three quarters of this is 67,5 (57) g.
- In some recipes, ready-made porridge is found as an ingredient. 3/4 cup ready-made porridge is 175 ml, and filled to the brim is 230 g.
- Oils. Sunflower oil, margarine and melted butter are about the same - 240 (190) g; 3/4 cup 180 (142,5) g.
- Milk. Fresh - 255 (200) g; dry - 120 (100) g. Accordingly, 191 (150) and 90 (75) g is 3/4 of fresh and dry milk in a glass.
- Flour. 160 (130) g in a glass, in 3/4 cup - 120 (97,5) g. Potato flour weighs 40 g more.
- Jam, jam and tomato paste, due to their dense consistency, weigh 300 (250) g in the volume of a glass, in 3/4 of this dish - 225 (187,5) g.
- Sugar. In the form of sand - 220 (180) g; 3/4 of the mug is 165 (135) g. Sugar in the form of powder - 180 (140) g in a whole glass, in 3/4 - 135 (102) g.
- Cream and sour cream - 250 (200) g, 3/4 of our vessel - 187,5 (150) g.
- Peas, beans - 220 (205) g; three quarters of a glass is 165 (154) g.
- 1 thin glass of nuts will add 170 g, and crackers - only 125 g. 3/4 of these figures, respectively, will be 128 g and 94 g.
- Powders: starch, cocoa - 150 g (3/4 - 112 g). Egg - 100 g (3/4 - 75 g).
- Ground crackers - 125 g; 3/4 - 94 g.
Help out the hostess
In order not to memorize all this information, but always know exactly how much is 3/4 cup, it is easier to buy a measuring cup (shows the volume in ml). Then there will be no problems with cooking according to various recipes. They can measure the volume of berries, condensed milk and generally put anything in it.
There is also a kitchen scale that shows the weight in grams. Very convenient and inexpensive electronic scales come in handy when special precision is required.