cocoa powder

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by candy, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. candy

    candy

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    I have an old family recipe from someone that has passed away and the recipe says 1 1/4 ounces of cocoa powder. How many teaspoons and/or tablespoons is that? I would really like to make this chocolate icing for my son's cake. He remembers his grandmother making it many times. Thanks. --Candy--
     
  2. kaylinda

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    Candy...I'm guessing you don't have a scale to weigh it out? I am already done in the kitchen tonight....but I will weigh it out tomorrow and get as close a measurement as I can. If no one else answers your request...I'll post it tomorrow night.
     
  3. kaylinda

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    I weighed out 1 1/4 ounces today. Then I took a tablespoon and counted them out...there was 7 Tablespoons....it was slightly less than 1/2 cup. Hope this helps!
     
  4. kelleybean

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    Hi Candy,

    This could very well be incorrect but if I am doing my calculations correctly the answer should be 2 ½ Tbs. That should be right but I can't be 100% sure.

    Good Luck.
    Kelley
     
  5. markv

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    I don't know if it translates perfectly for powders but for liquids:

    2 tablespoons = 1 oz.

    3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon

    Mark
     
  6. chefphilhahn

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    Are you ready for this.....

    In order to translate oz. to tbls. (w/o a scale like kaylinda will do for you tommorow....) Tbsp to grams 2Tbls = 19g...

    Grams to oz. 19g = .67 oz

    .67oz +.67oz = 1.34 oz. that is a little more than 1.25oz needed of your cocoa powder.

    That comes out to just under 4 Tbls. So I would do 3 Tbls and 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder.