How to Make Metric Information
- Oven Temperature Equivalents
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.