WEIGHTS & MEASURES

We use different measures. It is just a fact. BIG DEAL. Americans use American measures; Canadians, the British, and Australians are caught in-between; and the rest of the world, well…. we know you think the metric system is best. (Lucky for me, I don’t have to change yet, although I hear they are vigorously teaching the metric system in schools now)

There are two ways to deal with the situation

  • have a chart of conversions
  • even better, have a set of measuring tools that speakboth languages
  • My personal take has always been to
    use measuring tools that speak the language of the recipe

    I don’t feel I need to know what the equivalent in another system is– I never have. When I lived abroad and used other language recipes, I just got the measurement tools that worked in that system. (I find it really strange when people go to the trouble of importing measuring tools from their country, and then stand around converting recipes so they can use their foreign tools)

    Here’s my chart.my kitchen measures all speak both languages

    ABBREVIATIONS

    C

    cup

    fl.oz

    fluid ounce

    gal

    gallon

    gm

    gram

    kg

    kilogram

    lb

    pound

    ml

    milliliter

    oz

    ounce

    pt

    pint

    qt

    quart

    t

    teaspoon

    T

    tablespoon

    VOLUME

    METRIC

    AMERICAN

    IMPERIAL

    5 ml

    1 t


    15 ml

    1 T


    1/2 fl. oz.

    30 ml

    2 T


    1 fl. oz.

    60 ml

    1/4 C

    2 fl. oz.


    120 ml

    1/2 C

    4 fl. oz.


    480 ml

    2 C


    16 fl. oz.


    1 liter

    4-1/4 C

    34 fl. oz.


    2 liters

    8-1/2 C

    68 fl. oz.



    5 gm


    1 t


    15 gm

    1 T


    1/2 oz.

    29 gm



    1 oz

    113 gm

    1/4 lb

    4 oz


    227 gm

    1/2 lb

    8 oz


    454 gm

    1 lb


    16 oz

    908 gm

    2 lb


    32 oz.

    1000 gm

    2.2 lb

    35 oz.


    1 kg

    2.2 lb

    35 oz.

    US WEIGHTS & MEASURES

    dash or pinch less than 1/8 t

    3 t

    1 T

    2 T

    1/8 C or 1 fl.oz.

    4 T

    1/4 C

    5-1/3 T

    1/3 C

    8 T

    1/2 C or 4 fl.oz.

    10-2/3 T

    2/3 C

    12 T

    3/4 C

    16 T

    1 C or 8 fl.oz.

    2 C

    1 pt

    2 pt

    1 qt

    4 qt

    1 gal

    OVEN TEMPERATURE

    F

    C

    125

    60

    250

    120

    300

    150

    325

    160

    350

    180

    375

    190

    400

    200

    450

    230

    SUBSTITUTING HONEY for SUGAR

    • Honey is sweeter than sugar.
    • 12 oz. of honey equals 1 C of sugar
    • Reduce liquid by 1/4 cup for each cup of honey used
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