A dry ounce is equivalent to 2 tablespoons. The dry ounce is also equal to 1/8 cup and 28.3 grams. These simple conversions are helpful to know when cooking because the measurements indicated in a recipe can vary depending on where the cookbook or resource is published.
Because correct measurements are integral to the success of many different types of dishes, knowing how to properly measure ingredients is essential. Dry ingredients can be scooped with a measuring spoon until the spoon is overflowing. Using the back, flat side of a knife, the ingredients should be leveled off until flush with the edges of the measuring spoon for accuracy.