Recipe Conversion Charts

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In cooking, conversion charts can never be totally accurate because different nations use different standards. Even the simple Tbsp measurement is 20ml in Australia while in the USA, Canada, UK and many other countries it is 15ml. But hey! We're cooking not measuring for scientific research, so it isn't too important.


The measures in these conversion charts are approximate, but the difference between accurate equivalences and these is so minimal it will not affect your cooking results.In fact the difference between all countries "cup" measurement is two or three tsps. So to avoid paralyses by analyses, just accept that these dry and liquid measures are suitable.

How to measure using a cup is another interesting point that we should include here: When measuring dry ingredients, shake the dry ingredients loosely into the appropriate cup.Do NOT tap the cup on a bench or pack the ingredients in any other way unless the recipe states differently.Level the top with a dry knife.

When measuring liquids stand a clear glass or plastic measuring cup on a counter top and look at the mark you are measuring at eye level to obtain accuracy.

One final thing is the use of eggs in a recipe: Most recipes use 2 ounce (60 g.) eggs.Be aware of this if you are using smaller eggs.

Recipe Liquid Measure Conversions

30ml = 1 Fluid ounce 60ml = 2 Fl oz. 100ml = 3 Fl oz. 125ml = 4 Fl oz. 150ml = 5 Fl oz. 190ml = 6 Fl oz. 250ml = 8 Fl oz. (1 cup) 300ml = 10 Fl oz.(1/2 pint) 600ml = 20 Fl oz.(1pint)

Recipe Dry Measure Conversions

15g = 1/2 Ounce 30g = 1 oz. 60g = 2oz. 85g = 3oz. 115g = 4oz. 140g = 5oz. 170g = 6oz. 200g = 7oz. 225g = 8oz. (1/2 pound) 255g = 9oz. 285g = 10oz. 310g = 11oz. 340g = 12oz. 370g = 13oz. 395g = 14oz. 425g = 15oz. 450g = 16oz. (1 pound) 900g = 32oz. (2 pounds) 1 stick of butter = 4 oz (1/4 lb)

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