We’ve all heard it — cooking and especially baking is like chemistry. You need to understand basic math to do some fractions and even decimals so that your recipe is precise. A common part of cooking and baking is cutting a recipe in half to make smaller portions. And some measurements like the half of 3/4 cup seem complicated.
Thankfully, we have kitchen tools like measuring cups and spoons and kitchen scales to help us out! Here’s a handy guide to adjusting your ingredients based on half of 3/4 cup measurements.
How Much Is Half of 3/4 Cup?
Some measurements are fairly simple to remember and calculate like 1 cup is equal to two 1/2 cups or 1 tablespoon (tbsp) is equal to 3 teaspoons (tsp).
But, how about the equivalent of half of 3/4 cup?
Here are some basic conversions that can help you make this calculation more easily:
1 cup = 16 tbsp.
1 tbsp = 3 tsp.
Using this, we can calculate:
1/4 cup = 4 tbsp.
3/4 cup = 12 tbsp.
So, half of 3/4 cup is 6 tbsp.
Meaning of 3/4 Cup
Essentially, 3/4 cup means you need 75% of 1 cup. So, if you need half of 3/4 cup, you basically need half of the 75%, which is 37.5% of 1 cup.
Equivalent of Half of 3/4 Cup
As we showed in the above conversion, half of 3/4 cup is 6 tbsp or 18 tsp.
Weight of 3/4 Cup Measurement
Measuring weight refers to grams and ounces.
While cup measurements are often used in US-based recipes, grams and ounces are typically used for UK-based recipes.
So, knowing how to convert from cups to grams and ounces and vice versa is important if you want to be able to follow recipes correctly. You can do this manually or use a kitchen scale to get precise measurements.
Measurements Conversion to Tablespoons and Teaspoons
To understand cup conversions to tablespoon and teaspoon, we will base the conversions on this main one: 1 cup = 16 tbsp.
Here are some conversions of tablespoons and teaspoons according to different cup amounts:
1/2 cup = 8 tbsp = 24 tsp.
3/4 cup = 12 tbsp = 32 tsp.
1/4 cup = 4 tbsp = 12 tsp.
1/3 cup = 5 tbsp + 1 tsp = 16 tsp.
1/8 cup = 2 tbsp = 6 tsp.
How to Divide Measurements At A Glance
The measurements below are divided into halves and thirds to help measure more easily.
|1 cup||1/2 cup||1/3 cup|
|3/4 cup||6 tbsp||1/4 cup|
|2/3 cup||1/3 cup||3 tbsp + 1-1/2 tsp|
|1/2 cup||1/4 cup||2 tbsp + 2 tsp|
|1/3 cup||2 tbsp + 2 tsp||1 tbsp + 1-1/4 tsp|
|1/4 cup||2 tbsp||1 tbsp + 1 tsp|
|1 tbsp||1-1/2 tsp||1 tsp|
|1 tsp||1/2 tsp||1/4 tsp|
|1/2 tsp||1/4 tsp||1/8 tsp|
How Many Cups Is 3/4 Cup of Water?
There is a difference when measuring dry ingredients like flour, baking soda, or cocoa powder and wet ingredients like oils, sugars, or eggs. Different tools are used for dry and wet ingredients to measure them properly.
When measuring water or other liquid ingredients, you should be using a liquid measuring cup (or a measuring cup with a spout). Fill it until the correct measurement and ensure that the meniscus (bottom point of the curve on the top of liquids) is at the right measurement.
For reference, 3/4 cup of water is equivalent to 6 fluid ounces.
How To Measure Half of 3/4 Cup Sugar
Although sugar is listed as a wet ingredient since it is usually mixed with wet ingredients, when measuring sugar, specifically white or brown sugar, a dry measuring cup is used instead.
Just scoop sugar into the dry measuring cup until it spills over the top and level it out using the back of a knife without shaking or tapping the cup.
How Much Is 3/4 Cup Butter?
The same concept for measuring sugar is used for measuring butter. It is considered a wet ingredient, but we use a dry measuring cup to measure it out. A useful difference when measuring butter is that packaged butter typically has measurements on the packet, and you can just cut the butter stick based on that.
For soft butter, we can use a dry measuring tool. Push it into the cup using a spatula or spoon, and make sure to expel any air. Then, level it out using the flat side of the spatula. Typically, 3/4 cup of butter weighs 170 grams.
How To Cut A Recipe In Thirds
To cut a recipe in thirds, you can simply refer to the table provided above to get the right measurements.
Fractions Equivalent To 3/4?
Other equivalent fractions of 3/4 are 6/8, 9/12, 12/16, and so forth. As long as the fraction’s simplest form is 3/4, it is equivalent.
Which Is More? 2/3 Cup or 3/4 Cup?
Simple calculation will tell you that 3/4 cup is just a few more teaspoons than 2/3 cup. Here’s the conversion:
1 cup = 16 tbsp.
1 tbsp = 3 tsp.
1/3 cup = 5 tbsp + 1 tsp x 2 (for 2/3) = 10 tbsp + 2 tsp = 32 tsp.
3/4 cup = 12 tbsp = 36 tsp.