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donna morales


There have been times I've come across a recipe from Britain that I would like to try. But the British measure differently than us and use the Metric System. Where we generally use volume for our recipes they tend to use weight. This is info is for that purpose.


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  • 1/2 oz
  • 1 oz
    25g or 30g
  • 4 oz
    (1/4 pound) 115g or 125g
  • 8 oz
    (1/2 pound) 225g or 250g
  • 16 oz
    (1 pound) 450g or 500g
  • 1 1/4 lb
  • 1 1/2 lb
  • 2 lb
  • 2 1/4 lb

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  1. Oven Temperature Equivalents

    300ºF 150ºC
    325ºF 160ºC
    350ºF 180ºC
    375ºF 190ºC
    400ºF 200ºC
    425ºF 220ºC
    450ºF 230ºC
    475ºF 240ºC
    500ºF 260ºC

    Electric and gas ovens may be calibrated using celsius. However, for an electric oven, increase celsius setting 10 to 20 degrees when cooking above 160ºC. For convection or forced air ovens (gas or electric) lower the temperature setting 25ºF/10ºC when cooking at all heat levels.
  2. Baking Pan Sizes

    9x1 1/2" round cake pan 22 or 23x4cm (1.5 L)
    9x1 1/2" pie plate (Same as above) or 1L
    8x8x2" square cake pan 20x5cm (2 L)
    9x9x2" square cake pan 22 or 23x4.5cm (2.5L)
    11x7x1 1/2" baking pan 28x17x4cm (2L)
    2 quart rectangular baking pan 30x19x4.5cm (3L)
    13x9x2" baking pan 34x22x4.5cm (3.5L)
    15x10x1" jelly roll pan 40x25x2cm
    9x5x3" loaf pan 23x13x8cm (2L)
    2 quart casserole 2L
  3. U.S./Standard Metric Equivalents

    1/8 teaspoon = 0.5 ml
    1/4 teaspoon = 1ml
    1/2 teaspoon = 2ml
    1 teaspoon = 5ml
    1 tablespoon = 15ml
    2 tablespoons = 25ml
    1/4 cup = 2 fluid ounces = 50 ml
    1/3 cup = 3 fluid ounces = 75ml
    1/2 cup = 4 fluid ounces = 125ml
    2/3 cup = 5 fluid ounces = 150ml
    3/4 cup = 6 fluid ounces = 175ml
    1 cup = 8 fluid ounces = 250ml
    2 cups = 1 pint = 500ml
    1 quart = 1 litre
  4. Product Differences

    Here are some common US ingredients and their possible counterparts:

    White Sugar is granulated, fine granulated, or castor sugar.

    Powdered Sugar is icing sugar.

    All purpose flour is enriched, bleached or unbleached white household flour. When self-rising flour is used in place of all purpose flour in a recipe that calls for leavening, omit the leavening agent (baking soda or baking powder) and the salt.

    Light colored corn syrup is golden syrup

    Cornstarch is cornflour.

    Baking soda is bicarbonate of soda.

    Vanilla or vanilla extract is vanilla essence.

    Green, red, or yellow sweet peppers are capsicums or bell peppers.

    Golden raisins are sultanas.

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About Metric Information

Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #measurements

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