But I don't know how much the dough weighs! We've just used a combination of the weirdest measures known to man. And if I did calculate the weight it would probably be in pounds/feet or kilowatts or Imperial Gallons. The US weights and measures system is a complete mess.
Wikipedia gives the "cup" style table.
|Most common measures shown in italic font|
Exact conversions in bold font
|1 minim (min)||~1 drop or 0.95 grain of water||61.611519921875 μL|
|1 US fluid dram (fl dr)||60 min||3.6966911953125 mL|
|1 teaspoon (tsp)||80 min||4.92892159375 mL|
|1 tablespoon (Tbsp)||3 tsp or 4 fl dr||14.78676478125 mL|
|1 US fluid ounce (fl oz)||2 Tbsp or 1.0408 oz av of water||29.5735295625 mL|
|1 US shot (jig)||3 Tbsp||44.36029434375 mL|
|1 US gill (gi)||4 fl oz||118.29411825 mL|
|1 US cup (cp)||2 gi or 8 fl oz||236.5882365 mL|
|1 (liquid) US pint (pt)||2 cp or 16.65 oz av of water||473.176473 mL|
|1 (liquid) US quart (qt)||2 pt||0.946352946 L|
|1 (liquid) US gallon (gal)||4 qt or 231 cu in||3.785411784 L|
|1 (liquid) barrel (bbl)||31.5 gal or 1⁄2 hogshead||119.240471196 L|
|1 oil barrel (bbl)||42 gal or 2⁄3 hogshead||158.987294928 L|
|1 hogshead||63 gal or 8.421875 cu ft|
or 524.7 lb of water
Most of the rest of the world gets along with things that work in multiples of ten, and are based on each other so that calculations are much easier. It's not surprising that the Mars Climate Orbiter crashed
due to ground based computer software which produced output in non-SI units of pound-seconds (lbf×s) instead of the metric units of newton-seconds (N×s) specified in the contract between NASA and Lockheed.
England did, officially going from the arcane LSD monetary system (20 shillings in a pound, 12 pennies in a shilling, 21 shillings in a guinea, 2.5 shillings in a half crown) to a nice clean 100 pence in a pound.
It wasn't easy.
Since then, I gather from remarks British people make, that the rest of the SI system has more or less arrived (kilograms, liters etc.) with the traditional hold-out of the "mile" (which is 80 chains, or 8 furlongs, or 5280 feet or 160 yards).
Mind you, a country which has to teach its kids how many drams in a hogshead instead of how many milliliters in a liter might explain the education gap in my last post.