How Well Do You Know Your Baking Measurements?

How many pinches in a cup? If I had a nickel for every time I had to call my grandma to find out the answer to this question, I’d probably still be a Trivia Host. If you really want to impress your grandma, give her a call and tell her there are 768 pinches in a cup. But she probably won’t know what you’re talking about.

A few years ago, I found my grandma’s and my great-grandma’s recipe boxes and embarked on the task of trying to create their most memorable dishes. First, I had to decipher their pencil-written cursive, but more often than not, I had to figure out their measurements. How much is a tad? A smidgen? I needed a hint, but a hint is a half a drop. Wait. What? How much is a drop?

Fortunately, the Internet is an amazing place and I was able to find this incredible chart with more precise measurements for grandma’s not-so-precise recipes. Now you can try to make your great-grandmother’s award-winning peanut butter cookie recipe like I did!


I would like to add a new measurement to the official record… a Fewful. The equivalent measurement isn’t very precise and varies from person to person, but it can be defined as “more than a few, but fewer than a handful.”

Want to know even more measurements? Check out Wikipedia’s Unusual Units of Measurement HERE and their Humorous Units of Measurement HERE.

Do you have a favorite holiday recipe to share? Leave us a comment so I can give it a try! Happy holiday baking Trivia Teams!