In general, 1 dry ounce of an ingredient is equivalent to 2 tablespoons. A simple formula can be utilized to convert between these two units of measurement.
- Weigh the ingredient
Using a kitchen scale, weigh the ingredient. Your kitchen scale may include an option to measure in ounces or grams. Make sure that ounces is selected.
- Multiply the weight
Multiply the weight from step one by two. This resulting number is the number of tablespoons.
- Verify your conversion
Although this equivalency is a standard rule of thumb, some ingredients are exceptions to the rule, because ounces are a measure of weight or mass, and tablespoons are a measure of volume. There are many charts online which show equivalencies for a variety of specific ingredients. If you have doubts about your conversion, check it against a conversion chart.