Kitchen Conversions

A page to help with quick conversions for butter, temperatures, weights and volume

Kitchen Conversions

BUTTER – These are (close) approximations.

  • 450g = 1lb = 4 sticks   = 2 cups
  • 225g = 8oz = 2 sticks   = 1 cup
  • 170g = 6oz = 1.5 sticks = 3/4 cup = 12 tbsp
  • 113g = 4oz = 1 stick      = 1/2cup   = 8tbsp
  •  56g = 2oz = 1/2 stick  = 1/4 cup  = 4tbsp

OVEN TEMPERATURES

  • GSM       Fahrenheit  Celsius   Description
  • 1/4            225                110             Very Cool
  • 1/2            250                130
  • 1                275                 140            Cool
  • 2                300                150
  • 3                325                170            Very Moderate
  • 4                350                180            Moderate
  • 5                375                 190
  • 6                400                200          Moderately Hot
  • 7                425                 220          Hot
  • 8                450                230
  • 9                475                 240          Very Hot

VOLUME – SPOONS, CUPS, IMPERIAL, METRIC…

1/4 teaspoon——————————————1.25 ml
1/2 teaspoon——————————————-2.5 ml
3/4 teaspoon——————————————–3.5 ml
1 teaspoon———————————————- 5 ml
1.5 teaspoon–1/2Tbsp——————————7.5 ml
2 teaspoons——————————————–10 ml
3 teaspoons —1Tbsp——————————-15 ml
1/8 cup ———-2Tbsp——-1 fl ounce———-30 ml
1/4 cup ———-4Tbsp—— 2 ounces———- 60 ml
1/2 cup———–8Tbsp——-4 ounces———-120 ml
3/4 cup———-12Tbsp——6 ounces———-180 ml
1 cup————-0.5 pint——8 ounces———-240 ml
2 cups————1 pint——-16 ounces———480 ml
2 1/4 cups———————18 ounces———-540 ml
2 1/2 cups———————20 ounces———-600 ml
2 3/4 cups———————22 ounces———-660 ml
3 cups———–1.5 pints—24 ounces———-720 ml
4 cups———-1 quart——32 ounces———–960 ml
4 quarts——–1 gallon—-128 ounces———-3.8L

WEIGHTS & MEASURES

Plain (AP), Bread, Whole Wheat Flour: 1 cup = 4.5 oz = 125g
Cake/Pastry Flour: 1 cup = 4 oz = 113g
White Granulated Sugar: 1 cup = 8 oz = 225g
Brown Sugar: 1 cup = 7 1/2 oz = 200g
Icing Sugar: 1 cup = 4.5 oz = 125g
Rice: 1 cup = 195g

Below are some great links for conversions…

www.mykitchencalculator.com

Conversion of ingredients measures from culinary cooking recipes

All purpose flour amounts converter

 Brown sugar amounts converter

Castor or caster sugar amounts converter

icing powdered sugar amounts converter

Rolled oats amounts converter

Rice types volume vs weight amounts conversion

http://makebread.com.au/fresh-yeast-conversion/

Portion Guide

https://www.cookipedia.co.uk/recipes_wiki/Portions_per_person

12 thoughts on “Kitchen Conversions

    • Thank so much Fae. With such easy access to recipes on a global scale thanks to the internet I thought it was essential for my sanity – especially the butter conversions! Sticks, cups, ounces, grams…enough to drive one to drink!!!

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        • Hilarious! Well as I have lived in Kenya, Canada and England you can imagine the state of my recipe books. When I first moved here, I had to ask my mum to send me a set of measuring cups as they couldn’t be found here. I had never used a set of scales in my life and now I can’t imagine baking without them.

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          • I don’t do scales – I leave the baking to my wife. I cook! We had a big argument once when she asked me how much a cup of something was in weight. I told her that it depended on the density of the “something” – she doesn’t do Science….

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    • Oh Peter – thank you! I am going to check my calculations again over the weekend. However, there is a link on this page for kitchen conversions that you mint want to use instead – http://www.mykitchencalculator.com It is limited to UK/US conversions however but I guess it is a start! I was a bit worried that I might offend you but I thought it was best to flag it up rather than have someone use it and have a flop!

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