Because it's baking season...
Tis the season for baking pies and cakes and HOLIDAY COOKIES!!!!
So it's recipes galore... But all those ingredients laying around our kitchen that are half-open or you simply don't have them and when you get to the market the bags are sold by the pound.
It helps to know how to translate a recipe that calls for 2C of flour or 1C of sugar and then how many pounds to buy of each.
Here's a simple guide:
Keep in mind the cup measure of 1 pound of flour will vary, depending on the type of flour:
If your recipe calls for 1 pound of all-purpose flour, use 3 1/3 cups.
If your recipe calls for 1 pound of cake flour, use 4 1/2 cups.
If your recipe calls for 1 pound pastry flour, use 4 1/4 cups.
If your recipe calls for 1 pound whole wheat flour, use 3 1/3 cups.
The answer varies depending on the type of sugar:
1 pound granulated sugar = 2 cups
1 pound brown sugar = 2 1/4 to 2 1/3 cups
1 pound confectioners sugar = 3 3/4 cups unsifted