Conversions and Equivalents

I have a habit of measuring all ingredients in spoons and cups and not on a weighing scale. I get very put off, if I have to dig out my weighing scale and actually weigh an ingredient. :) I knew that sooner than later, I would need to break away from my comfort zone and provide my readers with basic conversion for all ingredients so that they can measure ingredients basis on their own comfort level rather than mine.

Conversions and Equivalents

Conversions and Equivalents

When I was re-designing this site, the designer and I spent lot of time trying the best way to present the conversion but realised that automatically converting each ingredient from one measuring system to another is very complicated and not easily doable – when we bloggers are prone to using new ingredients and fancy units like few, a pinch, sprinkling of leaves etc every so often. I didn’t want to loose that personal touch and make it too structured, giving a bit of scope for our idiosyncrasies.

These tables present to you measurements which I use on LiG. But nothing takes away the simplicity of digging out that scale and weighing the ingredients – I know I need to practice what I preach. So here we are.

Terminology

tablespoon Tbsp
teaspoon tsp
grams gm
kilograms kg
millilitres ml
ounces oz

General Mesaurements

½ tablespoon 1½ teaspoons
1 tablespoon 3 teaspoons
¼ cup 4 tablespoons
⅓ cup 5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon
½ cup 8 tablespoons
⅔ cup 10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons
¾ cup 12 tablespoons
1 cup 16 tablespoons

Oven Temperatures

Celsius Fahrenheit
100ºC 212ºF
120ºC 250ºF
140ºC 275ºF
150ºC 300ºF
160ºC 320ºF
180ºC 350ºF
190ºC 375ºF
200ºC 400ºF
210ºC 410ºF
220ºC 425ºF
250ºC 480ºF

Butter

Metric Sticks Cups Tablespoons
55 gm ½ stick ¼ cup 4 Tablespoons
75 gm na ⅓ cup 5⅓ Tablespoons
112 gm 1 stick ½ cup 8 Tablespoons
150 gm na ⅔ cup 10⅔ Tablespoons
170 gm 1½ stick ¾ cup 12 Tablespoons
225 gm 2 sticks 1 cup 16 Tablespoons

All Purpose Flour/ Powdered Sugar/ Icing Sugar

Metric Cups
15 gm ⅛ cup
30 gm ¼ cup
40 gm ⅓ cup
45 gm ⅜ cup
60 gm ½ cup
75 gm ⅔ cup
85 gm ¾ cup
100 gm ⅞ cup
110 gm 1 cup

Cake Flour

Metric Cups
10 gm ⅛ cup
20 gm ¼ cup
25 gm ⅓ cup
30 gm ⅜ cup
50 gm ½ cup
65 gm ⅔ cup
70 gm ¾ cup
85 gm ⅞ cup
95 gm 1 cup

Granulated Sugar

Metric Cups
30 gm ⅛ cup
55 gm ¼ cup
75 gm ⅓ cup
85 gm ⅜ cup
115 gm ½ cup
150 gm ⅔ cup
170 gm ¾ cup
200 gm ⅞ cup
225 gm 1 cup

Brown Sugar

Metric Cups
25 gm ⅛ cup
50 gm ¼ cup
65 gm ⅓ cup
75 gm ⅜ cup
100 gm ½ cup
135 gm ⅔ cup
150 gm ¾ cup
175 gm ⅞ cup
200 gm 1 cup

Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

Metric Cups
15 gm ⅛ cup
30 gm ¼ cup
40 gm ⅓ cup
45 gm ⅜ cup
60 gm ½ cup
75 gm ⅔ cup
85 gm ¾ cup
100 gm ⅞ cup
125 gm 1 cup

Chocolate Chips

Metric Cups
190 gm 1 cup

Honey & Other Syrups

Metric Imperial Cups
21 gm ¾ ounce 1 Tablespoon
85 gm 3 ounces ¼ cup
340 gm 12 ounces 1 cup