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Measuring Conversions and Equivalents

 We have all been there.  Our favorite recipes in equivalents that need to be converted.  Now I want you to enjoy your favorite recipes using these baking equivalents.  From metric to US equivalents such as weight and volume.  Also a chart on temperature conversions with handy formulas.  Check out the links below for more on equivalents and conversions.

Kitchen Conversions and Equivalents

 ****  Here is a link for some of the most basic ingredients (common ingredients) that I have found to be useful (below), click HERE.  *****

 Temperature Conversions

The formulas:
F = [º C x 9) / 5] + 32 
Celsius = [(° F – 32) * 5] / 9

Temperature conversion

Baking Equivalents


CUP, TABLESPOON and TEASPOON to MILILITERS (cup to ml)
1 cup = 16 tablespoons = 48 teaspoons = 240 ml
3/4 cup = 12 tablespoons = 36 teaspoons = 180 ml
2/3 cup = 11 tablespoons = 32 teaspoons = 160 ml
1/2 cup = 8 tablespoons = 24 teaspoons = 120 ml
1/3 cup = 5 tablespoons = 16 teaspoons = 80 ml
1/4 cup = 4 tablespoons = 12 teaspoons = 60 ml
1 tablespoon = 15 ml
1 teaspoon = 5 ml

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OUNCES = GRAMS
1 oz = 28 grams
2 oz = 56 grams
3.5 oz = 100 grams
4 oz = 112 grams
5 oz = 140 grams
6 oz = 168 grams
8 oz = 225 grams
9 oz = 250 grams
10 oz = 280 grams
12 oz = 340 grams
16 oz = 450 grams
18 oz = 500 grams
20 oz = 560 grams
24 oz = 675 grams
27 oz = 750 grams
36 oz = 1 kilogram
54 oz = 1,5 kilograms
72 oz = 2 kilograms

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POUNDS = GRAMS
1/4 pound = 112 grams
1/2 pound = 225 grams
3/4 pound = 340 grams
1 pound = 450 grams
1,25 pound = 560 grams
1,5 pound = 675 grams
2 pound = 900 grams
2.25 pound = 1 kilogram
3 pound = 1,35 kilograms
4.5 pound = 2 kilograms

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CUP = FLUID OUNCES (cup to fl. oz)
1 cup = 8 fl oz
3/4 cup = 6 fl oz
2/3 cup = 5 fl oz
1/2 cup = 4 fl oz
1/3 cup = 3 fl oz
1/4 cup = 2 fl oz
1 tablespoon = 0.5 fl oz
1 fl oz = 2 tablespoons = 6 teaspoons
BUTTER (CUP to STICKS to OUNCES to GRAMS)
1 cup butter = 2 sticks = 8 ounces = 230 grams

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GRANULATED SUGAR
1 cup sugar = 200 grams
3/4 cup sugar = 150 grams
2/3 cup sugar = 135 grams
1/2 cup sugar = 100 grams
1/3 cup sugar = 70 grams
1/4 cup sugar = 50 grams
1 tablespoon sugar = 15 grams
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BROWN SUGAR
1 cup sugar = 220 grams
3/4 cup sugar = 165 grams
2/3 cup sugar = 145 grams
1/2 cup sugar = 110 grams
1/3 cup sugar = 75 grams
1/4 cup sugar = 55 grams
1 tablespoon sugar = 15 grams
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FLOUR
1 cup flour = 140 grams
3/4 cup flour = 105 grams
2/3 cup flour = 95 grams
1/2 cup flour = 70 grams
1/3 cup flour = 50 grams
1/4 cup flour = 35 grams
1 tablespoon flour = 10 grams
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CORNSTARCH
1 cup cornstarch = 125 grams
3/4 cup cornstarch = 95 grams
2/3 cup cornstarch = 85 grams
1/2 cup cornstarch = 65 grams
1/3 cup cornstarch = 40 grams
1/4 cup cornstarch = 30 grams
1 tablespoon cornstarch = 8 grams
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POWDERED SUGAR
1 cup powdered sugar = 160 grams
3/4 cup powdered sugar = 120 grams
2/3 cup powdered sugar = 105 grams
1/2 cup powdered sugar = 80 grams
1/3 cup powdered sugar = 55 grams
1/4 cup powdered sugar = 40 grams
1 tablespoon powdered sugar = 10 grams
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COCOA
1 cup cocoa = 105 grams
3/4 cup cocoa = 80 grams
2/3 cup cocoa = 70 grams
1/2 cup cocoa = 55 grams
1/3 cup cocoa = 35 grams
1/4 cup cocoa = 25 grams
1 tablespoon cocoa = 7 grams
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BAKING POWDER
2 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder = 10 grams
2 teaspoons baking powder = 8 grams
1 and 3/4 teaspoons baking powder = 7 grams
1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder = 6 grams
1 and 1/4 teaspoons baking powder = 5 grams
1 teaspoon baking powder = 4 grams
3/4 teaspoon baking powder = 3 grams
1/2 teaspoon baking powder = 2 grams
1/4 teaspoon baking powder = 1 gram
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BAKING SODA + TABLE SALT
2 teaspoons baking soda (or salt)= 14 grams
1 and 3/4 teaspoons baking soda (or salt) = 12 grams
1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking soda (or salt) = 10 grams
1 and 1/4 teaspoons baking soda (or salt) = 9 grams
1 teaspoon baking soda (or salt) = 8 grams
3/4 teaspoon baking soda (or salt) = 5-6 grams
1/2 teaspoon baking soda (or salt) = 4 grams
1/4 teaspoon baking soda (or salt) = 2 grams
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MILK
1 cup milk = 245 grams
3/4 cup milk = 185 grams
2/3 cup milk = 165 grams
1/2 cup milk = 120 grams
1/3 cup milk = 80 grams
1/4 cup milk = 60 grams
1 tablespoon milk = 15 grams
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HEAVY CREAM
1 cup heavy cream = 235 grams
3/4 cup heavy cream = 175 grams
2/3 cup heavy cream = 155 grams
1/2 cup heavy cream = 115 grams
1/3 cup heavy cream = 80 grams
1/4 cup heavy cream = 60 grams
1 tablespoon heavy cream = 15 grams
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EGG
1 egg (without shell) = 50 grams
1 egg yolk = 20 grams
1 egg white = 30 grams
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YOGURT
1 cup yogurt = 235 grams
3/4 cup yogurt = 175 grams
2/3 cup yogurt = 155 grams
1/2 cup yogurt = 120 grams
1/3 cup yogurt = 80 grams
1/4 cup yogurt = 60 grams
1 tablespoon yogurt = 15 grams

Measuring Conversions

Other Equivalent Measures and Weights

Dash = less than 1/8 teaspoon
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
2 tablespoons = 1/8 cup or 1 fluid ounce
4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup or 2 fluid ounces
5 1/3 tablespoons = 1/3 cup or 2.67 fluid ounces
8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup or 4 fluid ounces
12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup or 6 fluid ounces
16 tablespoons = 1 cup or 8 fluid ounces
1 cup = 8 fluid ounces
2 cups = 1 pint or 16 fluid ounces
4 cups = 1 quart
2 pints = 1 quart or 32 fluid ounces
4 quarts = 1 gallon
8 quarts = 1 peck
4 pecks = 1 bushel
16 ounces = 1 pound
1 ounce = 28.35 grams
1 liter = 1.06 quarts

Liquid Measures

Fluid OuncesU.S.ImperialMilliliters
1 teaspoon1 teaspoon 5
1/42 teaspoons1 dessertspoon10
1/21 tablespoon1 tablespoon14
12 tablespoons2 tablespoons28
21/4 cup4 tablespoons56
41/2 cup 110
51/4 pint or 1 gill 140
63/4 cup 170
81 cup 225
9  250, 1/4 liter
101 1/4 cups1/2 pint280
121 1/2 cups 340
153/4 pint 420
162 cups 450
182 1/4 cups 500, 1/2 liter
202 1/2 cups1 pint560
243 cups 675
251 1/4 pints 700
273 1/2 cups 750
303 3/4 cups1 1/2 pints840
324 cups or 1 quart 900
351 3/4 pints 980
364 1/2 cups 1000, 1 liter
405 cups2 pints or 1 quart1120

Solid Measures

U.S. and Imperial MeasuresMetric Measures
OuncesPoundsGramsKilos
1 28 
2 56 
3 1/2 100 
41/4112 
5 140 
6 168 
81/2225 
9 2501/4
123/4340 
161450 
18 5001/2
201 1/4560 
241 1/2675 
27 7503/4
281 3/4780 
322900 
362 1/410001
402 1/21100 
4831350 
54 15001 1/2

Doubling a recipe

Use these measuring equivalents if you halve or double a recipe:
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup
5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon = 1/3 cup
8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup
16 tablespoons = 1 cup
2 cups = 1 pint
2 pints = 1 quart

Yeasts:

Instant yeast = (X grams of fresh yeast) / 3

Active dry yeast = (X grams of fresh yeast) / 2.5

instant yeast = (X grams of dry yeast) / 1.25

More Links

Pillsbury Baking Equivalents

Joy of Baking – handy links on baking equivalents

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