Monday, February 28, 2011

Questions for the Kitchen: What's a Stick of Butter?

and sometimes I just take pictures of sticks of butter

photo credit: Robert S. Donovan

In the USA, butter is sold in 'sticks', unlike here in Canada. We get 1 lb blocks, and it's never referred to as 'sticks' so when baking from a US recipe, it can get a little confusing. I really hate recipes that call for something like 12 tbsp of cold butter because it's hard to chisel off some, and I'd like to just slice a hunk off and weigh it or something.

I thought you might like to know too, so I tracked down the conversions. Yay!


1 stick of butter = 1/4 lb

1 stick of butter = 1/2 cup

1 stick of butter = 8 tbsp

1 stick of butter = 4 oz

1 stick of butter = 113 grams
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