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Cooking & Baking Conversions

Cooking & Baking Conversions

If you’re like me and love mucking around with recipes, you’re probably online all the time working trying to work out the conversions. To make it easy, I’ve put them all here in one place! A couple of years ago, my mother gave me the amazing green rubber scraper featured in the picture. It’s got a really handy conversion guide for fast calculations, however when I’m messing around with recipes, sometimes I need something more in depth.

Some people prefer to weigh ingredients when cooking – I do as I think it’s more accurate – but I also like to scoop ingredients with a cup and sometimes just use my eye as judgement. Whatever works for you, roll with it.

Weights

Where conversions don’t match exactly, imperial figures have been rounded up or down.

Metric Imperial
15g 1/2 oz
20g 3/4 oz
30g 1 oz
45g 1 1/2 oz
50g 1 3/4 oz
60g 2 oz
75g 2 1/2 oz
90g 3 oz
100g 3 1/2 oz
125g 4 oz / 1/4 lb
150g 5 oz
175g 6 oz
200g 6 1/2 oz
225g 7 oz
250g 8 oz / 1/2 lb
275g 9 oz
500g 16 oz / 1 lb
750g 24 oz / 1 1/2 lb
1kg 32 oz / 2 lb

Cups & Weights

Even when measured in a standard 250ml (8fl oz) cup, different ingredients weigh different amounts. Here’s some of the most common.

Metric Imperial
1 cup almonds (whole) 150g 5 oz
1 cup beans or lentils (dry) 200g 6 1/2 oz
1 cup breadcrumbs (dry) 125g 4 oz
1 cup breadcrumbs (fresh) 60g 2 oz
1 cup biscuit crumbs 90g 3 oz
1 cup butter 250g 8 oz
1 cup cheese (grated) 100g 3 1/2 oz
1 cup cocoa 90g 3 oz
1 cup coconut (desiccated) 100g 3 1/2 oz
1 cup flour (plain) 150g 5 oz
1 cup parmesan (grated) 90g 3 oz
1 cup rice (uncooked) 200g 6 1/2 oz
1 cup sugar, brown (packed) 200g 6 1/2 oz
1 cup sugar, icing 150g 5 oz
1 cup sugar, white 225g 7 oz

Fluid

These are the standard amounts I run with. Sometimes these vary from country to country so my recipes are based on these figures.

Metric Cups / Spoons Imperial
5ml 1 tsp 1 tsp
15ml 3 tsp / 1 tbsp 3 tsp / 1 tbsp
60ml 4 tbsp / 1/4 cup 2 fl oz
125ml 1/2 cup 4 fl oz
250ml 1 cup 8 fl oz
375ml 1 1/2 cups 12 fl oz
500ml 2 cups 16 fl oz / 1 US pint
750ml 3 cups 24 fl oz
1 litre 4 cups 32 fl oz

Temperature

I basically cook everything on fan bake at 200 degrees celsius. If you don’t use fan bake, you may need to increase the temperature by 10°C and the cook time by 10-15 percent. Cooking times are a guide only and can vary according to the make and age of your oven.

Celsius Farenheit Gas
140 275 1
150 300 2
160 325 3
180 350 4
190 375 5
200 400 6
220 425 7
230 450 8
240 475 9