A page to help with quick conversions for butter, temperatures, weights and volume
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
- 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…
Conversion of ingredients measures from culinary cooking recipes
All purpose flour amounts converter
Castor or caster sugar amounts converter
icing powdered sugar amounts converter
Rice types volume vs weight amounts conversion
12 thoughts on “Kitchen Conversions”
A well put together page! Very helpful for your readers and yourself. :D
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!!!
This is a super helpful page :)
Thanks Lovely! I refer to it a lot now that I have it all in one place. Butter conversions, in particular, used to drive me mad…what are you making? x
very smart – exceedingly useful!
Thanks – butter conversions, in particular, drive me nuts – I posted this more for myself than anything but people find it so useful which is great.
my wife’s American. I’m British – she talks in cups and fahrenheit…..
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.
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….
Hi Selma. Thank you very much for your comment, I will check my numbers against your numbers, my money’s on your numbers, your logic is far better than mine. Love your blog.
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!
Hi Selma. I am delighted that you mentioned the error. I can now change it and avoid more embarassment, so many thanks. Have a good day.