British, American, and Canadian measurements

Marcia McCance


I found this at the steamedpuddingevangelist(dot)com web site. (I'm still trying to see if I can do a steamed pudding in my mother's old "crock-ette" which is a one-quart crock pot with a plastic lid. I think Mom made her personal puddings in this after I left home, but I'm not sure. Will be trying it at some point (or not) I just have this overwhelming curiosity about it. Anyway!! I found these and love that I may be able to try out an English recipe because I might now be able to figure out the measurements!!

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Measurements for the UK, Canada, and the USA are quite different. The measurements below may be helpful in understanding recipes in your measurement system.

British Measurements:
25 g = 1 oz
225 g = 8 oz
450 g = 1 lb

25 ml = 1 fl oz
225 ml = 8 fl oz
575 ml = 1 pt

American Measurements:

Flour and Powdered Sugar
30 g = 1/4 cup
60 g = 1/2 cup
110 g = 1 cup

Granulated Sugar
55 g = 1/4 cup

Brown Sugar
50 g = 1/4 cup

Butter or Margarine
55 g = 1/4 cup

30 g = 1/4 cup

1 cup = 237 ml
1 oz = 30 ml
1 tsp = 5 ml
1 tbsp = 15 ml
One of the main differences as listed above is that the British measurements are done by weight and the American are done by volume which is why there is one measurement for flour and another for sugar -- they do not weigh the same.
Here is an actual "converter" that will do the math for you:
One more for good measure:

This one is meant for the American cook to covert an English recipe

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American