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Old 01-23-2009, 04:06 PM
brewer5 brewer5 is offline
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Default How many cups can you get from 25lb. flour, sugar?

I am trying to buy enough ingredients for a Primary activity and need to know how many cups I can get from different size bags. I am trying to figure out how many bags I would need of each thing. Can anyone help or share their thoughts....

need 60 cups flour (comes in 25lb. bag)
need 30 cups sugar (comes in 25lb. bag)
need 30 cups brown sugar (comes in 7lb. bag)
need 30 cups chocolate chips (comes in 72 oz. bag)
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:13 PM
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Well, I have a 5 pound bag of flour at my house and it says that a serving is 1/4 cup, and there are approximately 75 servings in a bag.

So... that works out to be a little more than 18 cups in a 5 pound bag.

So you would need (very roughly) between 15-20 pounds of flour to get 60 cups. A 25-pound bag would definitely do it, with plenty leftover.
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:22 PM
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A cup of flour can weigh 3 oz. or 5 oz depending on how its packed.

When you figure production size recipes, the variations in weight would cause too much inconsistency.

Ever see the disclaimer on the cereal box that says, "This box filled by weight, not by volume. some settling may occur during shipment."

1 lb (500 g) all purpose flour = 4 cups (1 L)

1 lb (500 g) granulated sugar = 2 cups (500 mL)

Calculator - http://www.theepicentre.com/convert.html

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Old 01-23-2009, 04:31 PM
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well, I can figure out the chocolate chips for you. 1 cup = 6 oz. so, 30 cups = 180 oz. 180/72 = 2.5 bags chocolate chips
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