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Ozzygirl 08-03-2009 07:26 PM

How much does a Stick of Butter weigh?
Can someone please tell me how much a "stick of butter" should weigh? I know this is a common American term, but in Australia, we measure butter by weight. I have an American cookbook which asks me to use a stick of butter, and I have no idea how much to use. I am happy with pounds, ounces, kilos or grams. Thank you

I have just found the answer - amazingly, someone else from Australia has asked the same question at practically the same time. My bad for not checking the forum first!

Kisal 08-03-2009 08:54 PM

Usually, butter is divided into 4 individually-wrapped portions. Butter is sold by the pound here, so each portion weighs 4 ounces. :)

jo2621 08-03-2009 08:59 PM

A stick of butter is 1/4 of a pound, 4 ounces, 1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons.

1 stick = 120g

1 stick = 120ml

Ozzygirl 08-03-2009 10:15 PM

Kisal and Jo,

Thank you so much, very grateful and can now cook my recipes properly.

There's so many things in America I wish I could get - I loved Monterey Jack Cheddar cheese when I was over there, but there is nothing quite like it over here.

Tigentors 06-05-2013 09:16 PM

Monterey Jack in Australia
This may not be completely appropriate for a low carb site but I'm just answering a question. OzzyGirl, you can get Monterey Jack cheese at Costco. You either have to be a member or go with one to shop there but it can be done ... your Monterey memories need not only be dreams!
Good luck.

Ozcook 06-06-2013 12:54 AM

When accuracy counts
It probably won't matter for most recipes but 1 ounce = 28.3495 g.
Rounding that up to 28.35g x 4 = 113.4g for 1 stick of butter.
I usually treat 1 stick of butter as 114g and I haven't had any problems. :up:

I also confirm that Costco has a variety of cheeses that are not available elsewhere - and at a good price too.

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