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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  • 1Measurements 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
  • 2One 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.
  • 3Here is an actual "converter" that will do the math for you:
  • 4One more for good measure:

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

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About British, American, and Canadian measurements

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

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