In the United States, a stick of butter is equal to 8 US tablespoons. If you’re using the British Imperial measurement system, a stick of butter equals 6.66 US tablespoons.
Many people outside of the US who are trying to convert quantities into recipes find the “stick of butter” measurement confusing, as their countries do not necessarily use the same measurements to package butter. If you’re used to measuring butter on a scale before adding it to your other ingredients, a stick of butter in the US weighs 0.25 pounds or 113.4 grams.
A short and concise article but, at least for me, necessary because lately, I have come across more than one recipe (American, for a change) in which I am asked to add “half a stick of butter”. And of course, I have no idea if the bar measures a meter or a kilometer. I have finally discovered that.
1 stick (of butter) = 4 ounces = 8 tbsp = 1/2 cup
In other words, a stick of butter weighs 4 ounces (about 112 grams) and that comes to 8 tablespoons (tbsp) or half a cup (1/2 cup).
To learn more about “cup” or “tbsp”, see this.
Cups, tbsp, and tsp are the measures that are usually used in Anglo-Saxon recipes. The translation that we could do is the following:
- 1 cup = 1 cup.
- 1 tblsp = 1 tablespoon (soup).
- 1 tsp = 1 teaspoon (of coffee).
But of course, there are cups, bowls and cups and spoons that do not always have the same design and therefore not the same size or capacity. What do we do when faced with recipes that ask us for the ingredients measured like this?
The simplest thing, if you have the opportunity, is to buy a set of measuring spoons and also a set of cups. That will save you a lot of trouble. You can find these games in stores specializing in confectionery and decoration products, although their use is becoming more widespread and you may find them even in “Chinese” stores. The most affordable and cheap version is made of plastic but you also have more luxurious and durable ones in stainless steel and in different designs. Each ladle and each teaspoon are embossed with the measure to which they correspond.
Some Products Like Measuring Set.
Some equivalences that may be useful:
- 1 tsp=60 drops.
- 1 pinch = 1/16 tsp or 1/8 tsp, depending on whether the pinch is what they call “dash or pinch” respectively.
- 1 tblsp = 3 tsp.
- 1 cup = 16 tbsp.
- 1 pint = 2 cups.
- 1 quart = 2 pints = 4 cups.
- 1 gallon = 4 quarts = 8 pints = 16 cups.
- 1 cup = 240 ml.
- 1/2 cup = 120 ml.
- 1/3 cup = 80 ml.
- 1/4 cup = 60 ml = 4 tbsp.
- 1 tblsp = 15 ml (= 1 tsp, tablespoon) = 3 tsp.
- 1 tsp = 5 mL (= 1 cc, coffee spoon).
When reducing or increasing recipes, it is also very good to know that:
- 1 cup=16 tbsp (one cup is 16 tablespoons).
- 1/2 cup=8 tbsp (half a cup is 8 tablespoons).
- 1/4 cup= 4 tbsp (a quarter cup is 4 tablespoons).
- 1 tblsp=3 tsp (a tablespoon is 3 teaspoons).
That said, it only remains to add that when measures of this type are used, unless otherwise specified, it refers to cups and/or level tablespoons without squeezing their content. The cup is filled with sugar, for example, and the excess is removed with a knife and another flat element to leave it level.
Do you want to make your own butter?
Making butter is quite an experience and with this kitchen “gadget” it is very simple. Your children can participate in the process without stains, splashes, and effort. In addition, it is very easy to clean. You can make homemade butter just with milk (without the need for a thermomix or a mixer) easily thanks to this great invention:
- HOMEMADE BUTTER | Make delicious, homemade butter with the Kilner Butter Churner. Simply place double cream into the glass jar base, attach the lid with the churning mechanism and turn the handle which starts to rotate the paddles. Continue to churn for around 10 minutes until the butter fat separates from the buttermilk. Strain away the buttermilk and shape the butter fat using the Kilner Butter Paddles. The buttermilk can be utilised for pancakes or scone mixtures.
- CONTENTS | This set includes one Kilner 1 litre jar, 1 Kilner Butter Churner/paddle and one recipe booklet.
- TAKING CARE | Please note this is handwash only, do not pour boiling water directly.
- SUSTAINABLE GLASS | Kilner glass is made from natural ingredients, ensuring no harmful chemicals or toxins can leak into your food. The glass is also BPA-free and does not absorb odours, flavours, or stains. Not only is glass a healthier option, but it is also made to last and never for single use.
- THE KILNER STORY | The original Kilner Jar, invented by John Kilner and Co. in England is as much loved and successful now as it was over 180 years ago.
Make the butter with the amount of salt that you like the most (low salt, to the point), you can also play with different flavors, why not add a little truffle? The options are endless and you don’t need a food processor.
Converting grams of butter into US tablespoons
A quick guide to butter measuring equivalents
You’re on your knees in a recipe when you realize the butter measure is in grams, but the wrapper around the butter only shows teaspoons, spoons, and cups. You don’t own a food ladder, so what do you do?
Since grams are a measurement of weight and US spoons are a measurement of volume, there is no universal conversion table as different ingredients weigh different amounts. Butter weighs more than flour, for example, so 14 grams of butter will be 1 tablespoon, while 14 grams of flour will be a little more than 1 3/4 tablespoon.
This quick guide converts grams of butter into spoons and vice versa. Note that this specific conversion chart only works for butter. The decimals have been rounded to the nearest whole number.
Metric grams converted to US tablespoons.
- 14 grams = 1 tbsp.
- 21 grams = 1 1/2 tbsp.
- 28 grams = 2 tbsp.
- 35 grams = 2 1/2 tablespoons.
- 42 grams = 3 tbsp.
- 50 grams = 3 1/2 tbsp.
- 56 grams = 4 tbsp.
- 100 grams = 7 tbsp.
- 113 grams = 8 tablespoons (1 stick).
- 227 grams = 16 tablespoons (2 sticks).
- 250 grams = 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) + 1 1/2 tablespoons.
See Also: How Many Tablespoons In A Cup? (1/3, 1/2, 2/3)!
Other butter conversions
You may have noticed that many American recipes list butter measurements on their ingredient lists in a number of ways. It can be in spoons, but most likely it can also be in cups, sticks, ounces, and pounds. Instead of calculating a multiple conversion, this table tells it all for you.
|Measuring the butter||grams||Cups||Once||Pounds|
Tips for measuring butter
Since most butter sticks come with measurements printed on the outside of the wrapper, it should be somewhat straightforward to decipher how much is needed. A piece of butter is marked with teaspoons and spoons and also shows table-to-cup equivalents. The front of the casing also reads 4 ounces. and 113 g of net weight.
If you’re using softened butter, however, you won’t have these guides. To measure the softened butter, collect it and place it in a measuring cup or dry measuring cup, pushing it down with a spatula to remove the air. Then level the top with the putty knife or the flat side of a knife.
Maybe you have butter, but only leftover, oddly shaped pieces. Don’t worry – there is a simple method you can use to measure the amount you need. Take a two-cup liquid measuring cup and fill it with water up to the single cup mark. Then start dipping the pieces of butter, pushing them down if necessary, until the water level reaches the amount of butter required in your recipe. For example, if you need 1/4 cup of butter (4 tablespoons), add pieces of butter until the water level is 1 1/4 cups. Drain the water and you are left with the amount of butter you need.
Conversion of metric measures without graph
While these charts are very useful, we may not always have them on hand.
A good trick to master is to memorize a measurement conversion or two that you can easily multiply or divide to accommodate your recipe. For example, if you remember that 1 tablespoon of butter is 14 grams, then you will be able to calculate almost any butter measure, knowing that 4 tablespoons equal 1/4 cup and 3 teaspoons equal 1 tablespoon.
If you find yourself cooking recipes where the same ingredients need to be converted over and over again then it might be worth memorizing a few other equivalent ingredients, so you’re not looking for conversion charts (because these conversions only work for butter) I can’t use them universally). Just remember that the only metric measurements that can be converted to usual measurements in the United States are those that fall into the categories of temperature, length, volume, and pressure.
How to Weigh Without Scale – Conversion Table?
How to weigh ingredients without the scale? Here is a handy teaspoon/tablespoon/gram correspondence table.
It happens to me every time I’m on vacation, or if I cook at someone’s house who (but how do you do it !!?) Is not equipped with that splendid, small, very useful, and indispensable gadget that is the digital scale.
Well, the only solution to cooking without a scale and not compromising the success of the recipe is to know the spoon/gram conversion. Sure, as long as you have a spoon 🙂
Granted that the size of the spoons may vary slightly, we will consider a leveled, unfilled teaspoon and soup spoon. Pay attention to this detail, otherwise, the grams change and not just a little.
Here is how to weigh different types of ingredients from dry to liquid without a balance, with the help of spoons, spoons, and cups.
How Many Tablespoons In A Stick Of Butter? Spoon /Gram conversion table:
How to weigh without scales?
- 1 SATIN SPOON = 1 5 ML..
- SPOON 1 SATIN SPOON = 1 10 ML SPOON.
- 1 CUP = 1 225 ML CUP.
|INGREDIENTS||SATIN SPOON||SATIN SPOON||MUG|
|Farina 00||4 g||10 g||100 g|
|Farina 1||5 g||14 g||140 g|
|Manitoba||4 g||10 g||110 g|
|wholemeal flour||4 g||12 g||120 g|
|almond flour||3 g||9 g||100 g|
|Amaranth flour||3 g||9 g||105 g|
|chickpea flour||2 g||6 g||85 g|
|Coconut flour||3 g||9 g||125 g|
|oat flour||2 g||6 g||90 g|
|cornflour||5 g||10 g||165 g|
|Rice flour||4 g||10 g||125 g|
|Starch||5 g||8 g||150 g|
|more starch||4 g||12 g||130 g|
|Yeast||3 g||10 g||–|
|Bicarbonate||5 g||15 g||–|
|Dry yeast||3 g||10 g||–|
|Rice||8 g||18 g||180 g|
|Oil||5 g||10 g||200 g|
|Butter||5 g||15 g||230 g|
|Peanut butter||6 g||18 g||270 g|
|Waterfall||5 g||10 g||225 g|
|Latte||6 g||12 g||235 g|
|Condensed milk||8 g||15 g||300 g|
|Put||6 g||14 g||235 g|
|Yogurt||5 g||10 g||225 g|
|Buttermilk||6 g||15 g||245 g|
|Grated cheese||8 g||14 g||110 g|
|Fine salt||5 g||15 g||–|
|White sugar||5 g||15 g||200 g|
|Sugar cane||5 g||17 g||210 g|
|Powdered sugar||3 g||6 g||115 g|
|Miele||7 g||20 g||340 g|
|Marmalade||5 g||15 g||300 g|
|Maple syrup||8 g||20 g||340 g|
|Cacao||3 g||8 g||100 g|
|Chocolate chips||–||–||170 g|
An average egg weighs from 55 to 63 g of which the egg white weighs about 33 g and the yolk weighs about 18 g.
Fresh brewer’s yeast is commonly found in 25g blocks. To weigh the fresh brewer’s yeast without a balance, simply divide the dough into half, obtaining two pieces of 12.5 g, then again in half, obtaining 4 parts of 6 g, and so on:
- 1 STICK: 25 G.
- 1/2 STICK: 12.5 G.
- 1/4 OF A STICK: 6 G.
- 1/8 OF A STICK: 3 G.
- 1/16 OF BLOCK: 1.5 G.
What is a stick of equal butter in cups?
A stick of butter equals about 1/2 cup. Some recipes call for butter in cups but also include measurements for the sticks.
Some websites even convert certain measurements to make it easier to follow the recipe.
In the US, butter is typically sold in packages of 1/2-pound or 1-pound sticks, though you can get containers of butter that are meant more for spreading on bread than baking.
The butter sticks are individually wrapped and weigh approximately 1/4 pound or 1/2 cup.
The wrap on the butter includes several measurement breakouts, making it easier to grab the exact amount needed for the recipe.
How many ounces does a stick of butter weigh?
A stick of butter weighs 4 ounces, which is equal to 8 tablespoons. A stick of butter is also equivalent to 1/2 pound and 1/4 cup.
If a recipe calls for butter in ounces, simply divide the number of ounces by 4 to get the number of sticks needed.
If a recipe calls for butter in tablespoons, divide the number of tablespoons by 8 to determine the number of sticks.
Conversely, if a recipe calls for stick butter, but no such butter is available, multiply the number of sticks by 4 to determine the amount needed in ounces, or multiply by 8 to determine the number of tablespoons.