Measurements

Weight and Measures

This is a table for conversion in Metric, Imperial and American.  Measurement is very important in every recipe especially when we are trying out the recipe for the first time.  Without measurement we wouldn’t know how much is enough.  You can always bookmark this page and in the near future if you have any conversion problem you can always come back.

Liquid and volume Measures

Metric                                 Imperial                                  American 5ml                                      1/6 fl oz                                   1 teaspoon 10ml                                    1/3 fl oz                                   1 dessertspoon 15ml                                    1/2 fl oz                                   1 tablespoon 60ml                                    2 fl oz                                      1/4 cup (4 tablespoon) 85ml                                    2 1/2 fl oz                                1/3 cup 90ml                                    3 fl oz                                      3/8 cup (6 tablespoon) 125ml                                  4 fl oz                                      1/2 cup 180ml                                  6 fl oz                                      3/4 cup 250ml                                  8 fl oz                                      1 cup 300ml                                 10 fl oz  (1/2 pint)                     1 1/4 cups 375ml                                 12 fl oz                                     1 1/2 cups 435ml                                 14 fl oz                                     1 3/4 cups 500ml                                 16 fl oz                                     2 cups 625ml                                 20 fl oz (1 pint)                         2 1/2 cups 750ml                                 24 fl oz (1 1/5 pint)                   3 cups
1 litre                                  32 fl oz (1 3/5 pint)                   4 cups
1.25 litre                             40 fl oz (2 pints)                       5 cups

Dry Measures

Metric                                   Imperial
30 grams                               1 ounce
45 grams                               1 1/2 ounces
55 grams                               2 ounces
70 grams                               2 1/2 ounces
85 grams                               3 ounces
100 grams                             3 1/2 ounces
110 grams                             4 ounces
125 grams                             4 1/2 ounces
140 grams                             5 ounces
280 grams                            10 ounces
450 grams                            16 ounces (1 pound)
500 grams                            1 pound, 1 1/2 ounces
700 grams                            1 1/2 pounds
800 grams                            1 3/4 pounds
1 kilogram                            2 pounds, 3 ounces
1.5 kilograms                       3 pounds, 4 1/2 ounces
2 kilograms                          4 pounds, 6 ounces

Length 

Metric                                Imperial
0.5 cm                                 1/4 inch
1 cm                                    1/2 inch
1.5 cm                                 3/4 inch
2.5 cm                                 1 inch

Oven Temperature

    ‘C                    ‘F                    Gas Regulo
Very slow                        120                   250                    1
Slow                                150                   300                    2
Moderately slow              160                   325                    3
Moderate                         180                   350                    4
Moderately hot                190/200            370/400             5/6
Hot                                  210/220            410/440             6/7
Very hot                          230                   450                    8
Super hot                        250/290            475/550             9/10

Cup Measurement

You can use a set of graduating cup measures for dry ingredients consisting of 1 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup and 1/4 cup sizes.  As long as you use the same cup for all the different ingredients, you will have the required proportion and balance.

A standard metric measuring cup will hold approximately 250 ml.  All cup and spoon measurements should be level.  For accuracy, pour the amount required into a measuring cup and level the axcess by sweeping a knife across the top.

For some reference: 150 g = 1 cup flour 210 g = 1 cup superfine (castor) sugar 220 g = 1 cup granulated sugar 125 g = 1 cup confectioner (icing) sugar

Egg Sizes

Eggs are very important in making cookies or biscuits.  Some recipe in this blog might indicate the egg sizes.  This eggs sizes measurement will help you to get a rough estimation.  For example, if you have small eggs in the fridge and you need large eggs, you don’t need to purchase large eggs in order to make that particular cookie.  This will come in very handy.  Here is the rough estimation:

Small = 60 grams Medium = 65 grams Large = 70 grams