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What are some common dry measurement equivalents for baking?

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One cup of all-purpose flour has a weight of 4 1/4 ounces and a mass of about 120 grams. One cup of white sugar is a bit more dense at 7 ounces and 198 grams.

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One cup of rolled oats has a lower density than either, weighing 3 1/2 ounces. Two and one-quarter teaspoons of instant dry yeast are equivalent to 1/4 ounce or 7 grams.

The mass of 1 cup any ingredient depends on that ingredient's density. Some people may notice that liquid measuring cups mark 1 cup as equivalent to 8 ounces. Water and other liquids are much more dense than flour, so 1 cup has a much greater mass and weight.

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