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11.42 Measurement Conversion Information for non-US folk




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This article is from the Children Allergies and Asthma FAQ, by Eileen Kupstas Soo kupstas@cs.unc.edu with numerous contributions by others.

11.42 Measurement Conversion Information for non-US folk

These are the bare basics to get you rolling. For more detailed
information see

rec.food.cooking FAQ -- US site
or
rec.food.cooking FAQ -- UK site

Liquid Measures

1 cup = 8 fluid ounces = 250 ml.
1 tablespoon = 1/2 fluid ounce = 16 ml.
1 teaspoon = 1/6 fluid ounce = 5-1/3 ml.
(though nothing here is so precise that 5 ml. won't do)
16 tablespoons = 1 cup
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon


Dry Measures -- Very Approximate


Whole grain flour 1 cup = 170 grams
White wheat flour 1 cup = 140 grams
Baking powder , 1 tablespoon = 15 grams
Baking soda, 1 tablespoon = 15 grams
Vanilla, 1 tablespoon = 12 grams
Salt, 1 teaspoon = 7 grams
Rolled oats 1 cup = 90 grams
Sugar white granulated 1 cup = 200 grams
Sugar brown 1 cup packed = 200 grams
Raisins one cup = 150 grams
Sesame seeds one cup = 135 grams
Chopped nuts one cup = 160 grams


Egg sizes -- Large is the US standard for cooking

Egg (US, graded size "large") = 1.5 fluid ounces = 1.75 ounces without shell = 50 grams w
ithout shell
Egg whites (US, graded size "large" ) = 1 egg white = 2 tablespoons = 32ml = 30 grams
Egg yolks (US, graded size "large") = 1 egg yolk = 1 tablespoon = 16ml = 20 grams


Solid fats (butter, cheese, shortening, margerine, lard)


8 tablespoons = 4 ounces = 1/4 pound = 115 grams
Butter 1 stick = 8 tablespoons = 4 ounces = 1/4 pound = 115 grams


Temperatures:


250 (F) = 120 (C) = very slow
200 (F) = 150 (C) = slow
325 (F) = 165 (C) = moderately slow
350 (F) = 180 (C) = moderate
375 (F) = 190 (C) = moderately hot
400 (F) = 200 (C) = hot
450 (F) = 230 (C) = very hot
500 (F) = 260 (C)




 

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