You’re having fun, following a recipe, getting ready for your yummy meal when all of a sudden, y0u hit a weird measurement.
Or, you find an advanced recipe that you just wanted to test out so you reduce the serving size by half… so how does that convert?
Add 1 and 3/4 grams of chocolate nibbles and while you’re at it, make sure the oven is at 117 degrees Celcius!
…. what? Grams? Celsius?
What we all want to do in this cause is to make the measurement easier for us to use and understand whether that be in grams or tablespoons or ounces.
So, here is the ultimate list of cooking measurements and their conversions to help you achieve those recipes with as little headache as possible! You can use this list as quick references or have it alongside you whenever you fall into a trap of measurements that you cannot comprehend.
Let’s start with the vague:
- A pinch = less than 1/8 of a teaspoon = 0.5 grams.
*A pinch: My pinch is definitely different from my father’s pinch. Typically this is used referring to dry ingredients.
- A dash = 3 drops to 1/4 teaspoon = 1/25 grams
* think more liquids!
All things measurements with spoons and cups:
- 1 liquid teaspoon = 5 grams
- 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon = 1/2 ounce = 14.3 grams
- 2 tablespoons = 1 ounce = 28.35 grams
- 4 tablespoons = 2 ounce = 1/4 cup = 56.7 grams
- 8 tablespoons = 4 ounce = 1/2 cup (also 1 stick of butter ) = 113.4 grams
- 8 tablespoons of flour = 2 ounce = 72.0 grams
- 16 tablespoons = 8 ounce = 1 cup = 1/2 lb = 226.8 grams
- 32 tablespoons = 16 ounce = 2 cups = 1 lb = 453.6 grams or 0.4536 kgs
- 64 tablespoons = 32 ounce = 1 quart = 2 lb = 907.0 grams or 0.907 kgs
- 1 quart = roughly 1 liter
- 4 quarts = 1 gallon
Cooking Measurement Conversions
- Ounces to grams: multiply oz figure by 28.3 for number of grams
- Grams to ounces: multiply gram figure by 0.353 for number of ounces
- pounds to grams: multiply pound figure by 453.59 for number of grams
- pounds to kilograms: multiply pound figure by 0.45 for number of kilograms
- Ounces to milliliters: multiply oz figure by 30 for number of milliliters
- cups to liters: multiply cup figure by 0.24 for number of liters
- Inches to centimeters: multiply inch figure by 2.54 to get the number of centimeters
- Centimeters to inches: multiply centimeter figure by 0.39 to get number of inches
Let’s stick it in some heat!
- – 10 ℉= -23.3°C ( freezer storage)
- 0 ℉= 17.7°C
- 32℉ = 0°C (water freezes)
- 50℉ = 10°C
- 68℉ = 20°C (room temperature)
- 100℉ = 37.7°C
- 150℉ = 65.5°C
- 205℉ = 96.1°C (water simmers)
- 212℉ = 100°C (water boils)
- 300℉ = 148.8°C
- 325℉ = 162.8°C
- 350℉ = 177°C (baking)
- 375℉ = 190.5°C
- 400℉ = 204.4°C (hot oven)
- 425℉ = 218.3°C
- 450℉ = 232°C (very hot oven)
- 475℉ = 246.1°C
- 500℉ = 260°C (broiling)
Good to know conversions:
- Fahrenheit to Celsius: subtract 32 from the Fahrenheit figure, multiply by 5, then divide by 9 to get Celcius figure
- Celsius to Fahrenheit: multiply 9 to the Celcius figure, divide by 5, then add 32 to get the Fahrenheit figure
Make cooking conversions and measurements easier with scales:
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Let me know how this works for you and as always, pin this for later!