# How to measure butter for cooking a pot?

## How much pot butter equals a stick of butter?

A full stick of butter equals 1/2 cup, or 8 tablespoons. Our half sticks are equivalent to 1/4 cup of butter or 4 tbsp.

## Do you measure butter in liquid or solid form?

In the USA butter can be measured in cups but the measurements are often also given in “sticks”. Butter is primarily sold in 1/2 pound or 1 pound packages and in these packages the butter is divided into pre-packaged sticks weighing 1/4 pound (or 4 ounces/110g) each, which is also equal to 1/2 cup.

## Can I use pot butter for cooking?

Tub margarines are too soft for pies, pastries, and other recipes that call for cold butter, and also won’t hold up to frostings and icings. Low fat/light margarines tend to be unsuitable for cooking and baking due to high water content – be sure to read the label!

## Can you use a pot of butter instead of a stick?

Regular margarine can be used cup for cup as a substitute for stick butter. … Tubs of spread labeled margarine with 100 calories per tablespoon serving contain the required 80% fat that behaves similarly to stick butter.

## How much does a stick of butter weigh?

The Basics: How to Measure Butter

Butter by volume Butter by weight Quantity in sticks
1 cup / 250ml ½ lb (8oz) / 227g 2 sticks of butter
½ cup /125ml ¼ lb (4 oz) / 115g 1 stick of butter
¼ cup / 59ml 1/8 lb (2oz) / 58g ½ knob of butter
⅛ cup (2 tbsp) / 30 ml 1/16 lb (1oz) / 28g ¼ stick of butter

## What is a half pound of butter?

1/2 lb of butter is 225g, or a cup. 1 stick of butter is 1/2 cup or 8 tbsp.

## Is half a cup of melted butter the same as solid butter?

When substituting a liquid fat for a solid, the liquid measurement is reduced slightly; for example, 1 cup of butter = 7/8 cup of liquid oil. However, melting solid fat affects weight. Impurities and air in solid fat are separated during melting.

## How much butter does it take to melt 1/2 cup?

1 stick of butter = ½ cup (8 tbsp)

## Are softened butter and melted butter the same?

Melted butter behaves very differently from softened butter because crystalline fats and softer fats are completely liquid. In baking, butter is now a liquid fat that can be assimilated to vegetable oil, bringing richness and softness to the crumb but not contributing to its structure.