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How much is a cup in US recipes?  What on earth is Moderate oven in terms of Gas Mark?  How many inches is that in centimetres? Well, here's a handy set of tables to help you out!

Dry (Weight) Measurements
1 oz   30 grams  (28.35g)
2 oz   55 grams
3 oz   85 grams
4 oz 1/4 pound 125 grams
8 oz 1/2 pound 240 grams
12 oz 3/4 pound 375 grams
16 oz 1 pound 454 grams
32 oz 2 pounds 907 grams
1 kilogram 2.2 pounds/ 35.2 ounces 1000 gram

Tablespoon = tbsp   teaspoon = tsp     1 Cup = 16tbsp = 48tsp

Millimetres

(mm)

Centimetres

(cms)

Inches

(ins)

3m

n/a

1/8th

6.25mm

n/a

1/4

12.5mm

n/a

1/2

25mm

2.5cm

1 ins

50mm

5cm

2 ins

75mm

7.5cm

3 ins

100mm

10cm

4 ins

150mm

15cm

6 ins

200mm

20cm

8 ins

250mm

25cm

10 ins

300mm

30cm

12 ins

 

Liquid (Fluid or Volume) Measurements
1 tsp   1/3 tbsp 5 ml
1 tbsp 1/2 fluid oz 3 tsp 15 ml, 15 cc
2 tbsp 1 fluid oz 1/8 cup, 6 tsp 30 ml, 30 cc
1/4 cup 2 fluid oz 4 tbsp 59 ml
1/3 cup 2 2/3 fluid oz 5 tbsp + 1 tsp 79 ml
1/2 cup 4 fluid oz 8 tbsp 118 ml
2/3 cup 5 1/3 fluid oz 10 tbsp + 2 tsp 158 ml
3/4 cup 6 fluid oz 12 tbsp 177 ml
7/8 cup 7 fluid oz 14 tbsp 207 ml
1 cup 8 fluid oz/ 1/2 pint 16 tbsp 237 ml
2 cups 16 fluid oz/ 1 pint  32 tbsp 473 ml
4 cups 32 fluid oz 1 quart 946 ml
1 pint 16 fluid oz/ 1 pint  32 tbsp 473 ml
2 pints 32 fluid oz 1 quart 946 ml,  0.946 litres
8 pints 1 gallon/ 128 fluid oz   3785 ml,  3.78 litres
4 quarts 1 gallon/ 128 fluid oz   3785 ml,  3.78 litres
1 liter 1.057 quarts   1000 ml
1 gallon 128 fluid oz   3785 ml,  3.78 litres

 Tablespoon = tbsp        teaspoon = tsp          1 Cup = 16 tbsp = 48 tsp

 

Centigrade Fahrenheit Gas Mark Heat

 

110

 

225

 

1/4

 

Very cool

130 250 1/2  
140 275 1 Cool
150 300 2  
170 325 3 Moderate
180 350 4  
190 375 5 Moderately hot
200 400 6  
220 425 7 Hot
230 450 8  
240 475 9 Very hot
       

 

Temperature Conversion:
Fahrenheit to Celsius: Celsius to Fahrenheit:
Subtract 32
Multiply by 5
Divide by 9
Multiply by 9
Divide by 5
Add 32

UK

USA

aubergine

eggplant

baking tray

baking sheet

bangers

sausages

beetroot

beet

bicarbonate of soda

baking soda

biscuits

cookies

broad beans

fava beans

cake tin

cake/ baking pan

capsicums

sweet or bell peppers

castor sugar

sugar, superfine

celery stick

celery rib

chips

French-fried potatoes

chuck steak

round steak/stewing beef

coriander

cilantro

cornflour

cornstarch

courgette

zucchini

crisps

potato chips

Desiccated coconut

unsweetened desiccated/ shredded coconut

digestive biscuits

graham crackers

double cream

cream, heavy

dripping

fat from roasted meat

essence

extract (vanilla, etc.)

fish slice

spatula

forcemeat

stuffing mix for meat or fish

frying pan

skillet

gammon

ham

glacé fruits

candied fruit

golden syrup

light molasses

Greaseproof/Parchment paper

wax paper

hand of pork

pork shoulder roast

hard-boiled eggs

hard-cooked eggs

heaped spoonful

heaping spoonful

hull

shuck

icing sugar

confectioners/powdered sugar

joint

large cut of meat to roast

ketchup/tomato sauce

catsup

king prawns

jumbo shrimp

Margarine/Butter/Lard

shortening

minced meats

ground meats

offal

variety meats (liver, kidney etc)

paw paw

papaya

pig's trotter

pig's foot

plain flour

all-purpose flour

pork fat

fatback

prawns

shrimp

rasher

slice

semolina

farina

sieve

strain; strainer

sift

strain

silverside

beef cut from the rump

single cream

cream, light, half-and-half

skirt steak

flank steak

spring or salad onions

scallions, green onions

stock cubes

bouillon cube

strong flour

bread flour

sultanas

raisins/ seedless, golden

tomato Ketchup

tomato catsup

treacle

dark molasses

vanilla pod

vanilla bean

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