With the holiday season upon us, many of our cooks will possibly run across a variety of recipes from other countries or cultures. The measurements or temperatures may not be in terms you are used to. Here is a handy guide to help you translate the equivalents in the measurements of your own country.


Conversion Table for Cooking Around the World


Dry:

Flour (all-purpose) - 1 Cup = 100g = 4 ounces
Rice (raw) - 1 Cup = 225g = 8 ounces
Sugar (Granulated) - 1 Cup = 225g = 8 ounces

Liquids:

1/4 teaspoon = 1 ml
1/2 teaspoon = 2 ml
1 teaspoon = 5 ml
1 tablespoon = 20 ml
1/4 cup = 60 ml
1/3 cup = 80 ml
1/2 cup = 125 ml
2/3 cup = 170 ml
3/4 cup = 190 ml
1 cup = 250 ml
1 quart = 1 liter


Weight:

1/2 ounce =15 grams
1 ounce = 30 grams
2 ounces = 60 grams
3 ounces = 90 grams = 1/4 pound
4 ounces = 125 grams
5 ounces = 140 grams
6 ounces = 170 grams
7 ounces = 200 grams
8 ounces = 225 grams = 1/2 pound
9 ounces = 250 grams
10 ounces = 280 grams
11 ounces = 310 grams = 3/4 pounds
12 ounces = 340 grams
13 ounces = 365 grams
14 ounces = 390 grams
16 ounce = 453 grams = 1 pound


Volume


1/2 fluid ounce = 15 ml = 1 tablespoon
1 fluid ounce = 30 ml = 2 tablespoon
2 fluid ounce = 60 ml = 1/4 cup
4 fluid ounces = 125 ml = 1/2 cup
1/4 pint = 150 ml = 2/3 cup
6 fluid ounces = 175 ml = 3/4 cup
8 fluid ounces = 250 ml = 1 cup (1/2 U.S. pint)
1/2 pint = 300 ml = 1 1/4 cup
12 fluid ounces = 375 ml = 1 1/2 cup
16 fluid ounces = 500 ml = 2 cups (1 U.S. pint)
1 pint = 600 ml = 2 1/2 cup
2 pints = 1.25 litres = 1 quart


Temperature:

Fahrenheit / Celsius Gas Oven
32º / 0
212º / 100º
250º / 125º Gas mark 1/2
275º / 140º
300º / 150º Gas mark 2
325º / 160º Gas mark 3
350º / 180º Gas mark 4
375º / 190º
390º / 200º Gas mark 6
425º / 220º
440º / 225º Gas mark 7
450º / 230º
475º / 240º
500º / 250º Gas mark 9

If you need to be very precise, °C = (°F - 32) X 0.56


Cooking Measurement Equivalents:

1 teaspoon = 5 ml
16 tablespoons = 1 cup
12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup
10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons = 2/3 cup
8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup
6 tablespoons = 3/8 cup
5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon = 1/3 cup
4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup
2 tablespoons = 1/8 cup
2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons = 1/6 cup
1 tablespoon = 1/16 cup = 15 ml (Australia =20 ml)
1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons
2 cups = 1 pint
2 pints = 1 quart
48 teaspoons = 1 cup

Translations of Foreign Language Terms
Cilantro - Chinese Parsley (Both grow from coriander seed)
Eggplant - Aubergine
Zucchini - Courgette
Capsicum - Bell pepper
Shallot - Green onion - Scallion - Spring onion
Eschallot - Shallots - French shallot
Silverbeet - Swiss chard
Plain flour - All purpose flour
Caster Sugar - Superfine sugar
Snow pea - Mangetout
Hazelnut - Filbert
Rockmelon - Cantaloupe
Polenta - Cornmeal
Cornflour - Cornstarch
Peanut - Groundnut
Icing sugar - Confectioner's sugar -powdered sugar
Icing mixture- Icing sugar, with cornflour

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