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Cooking Conversions can be a nightmare if (like me) you find a lot of your recipes across the continents!
Before I adapt recipes I need to know the original ingredient ratios and quantities.
Not everyone uses the same measurement systems so I have to convert them. Here are the rough conversions to make multi-cultural cooking a bit easier.
*I have rounded up/down where appropriate (no one cares about decimal points anyway)*
Tablespoon (TBSP) = 3 Teaspoons (18ml)
Dessertspoon (DSP) = 2 Teaspoons (12ml)
US to U.K
The US use what’s known as “cups” which can get confusing because they have dry and liquid differences in the conversion
1 Cup = 225g (or 8oz American)
2 Cups = 450g = 1 Pound
1LB = 16OZ = 450g
1KG = 1000g
1 OZ = 28g
1 Fluid OZ = 30 ml
1 Cup = 8 Fluid OZ = 236ml
1 Pint = 570ml
1 Litre = 1000ml or 1 ¾ pints
1 Gallon = 4 ½ Litres = 8 Pints
If you want to pop these in your cookbook or your kitchen, then I made a handy printable for you (you’re welcome)
If I have missed any of the main ones then drop a comment below and let me know 🙂