Cooking Conversions – Liquid Measures & Dry Measures
Here are some quick conversions that will make cooking a little easier – Liquid & Dry Measures.
|GALLONS||QUARTS||PINTS||CUPS||OUNCES (FL OZ)|
|16 OZ. = 1 LB.|
|1 Cup||16||48||229 grams|
|3/4 Cup||12||36||171 grams|
|2/3 Cup||10 2/3||32||152 grams|
|1/2 Cup||8||24||114 grams|
|1/3 Cup||5 1/3||16||76 grams|
|1/4 Cup||4||12||57 grams|
|1/8 Cup||2||6||29 grams|
|1/16 Cup||1||3||14 grams|
1 dash or 1 pinch = 1/32 ounce
1 Bushel = 4 Pecks
1 Peck = 1/4 Bushel
1 Peck = 8 Dry Quarts
1 Peck = 2 Gallons Dry
|4 tablespoons = 1/2 stick or 1/4 cup||or 2 ounce||or 57 grams|
|8 tablespoons = 1 stick or 1/2 cup||or 4 ounces||or 113 grams|
|16 tablespoons = 2 sticks or 1 cup||or 8 ounces||or 227 grams|
Difference in Cooking Measurements
If you’ve ever wondered about the difference in cooking measurements in America and the United Kingdom and why the measurements just aren’t the same, well.. you’re not alone. In this article we’re going to go over the different measurements and why each country uses measurement systems which are not the same.
Once you’ve discovered this important information, you’ll be able to get a handle on making recipes from both nations. Bear in mind that convenient conversion tables for UK/US measurements and/or Metric measurements are widely available. So, it won’t be hard to find tables online which allow you to understand recipes from another country and make them properly.
How Does the US Measure?
The system in the US is a bit old-fashioned and it endures because it’s familiar. For example, in America, liquid which is used in recipes is measured in ounces. To cite an example, in the US, one fluid ounce of liquid would be measured as 28.41 milliliters in the UK, which equates to 29.57ml in metric measurements.
If you grew up in America, you surely find the “one fluid ounce” measurement easier to understand. Other common measurements used in the US, for liquid ingredients used in cooking, including cups, pints, quarts and gallons.
Dry ingredients may also be measured in cups or in teaspoons, tablespoons, etc. A typical recipe will have various units of measurements, including cups, teaspoons and tablespoons.
As you can see, there are a trio of measurement systems. The US relies on cups, while the UK utilizes an Imperial System which is based on grams. Metric is the third system and some other nations rely on it.
The UK Uses an Imperial System
Cooking measurements for the United Kingdom differ from cooking measurements in America. The cup figures in both systems and equates to one half pint. However, pint measurements are not the same in both nations. Also, while the US relies on cup measures for most recipes, in the UK, ounces are the preferred increments for measuring ingredients.
When converting recipes, always remember that cup sizes aren’t the same. When you keep this in mind and use a reliable conversion calculator, you should have no trouble getting perfect results while cooking.
Now, let’s look at more examples of British weights and measures for cooking. In the UK, a recipe may call for one ounce of butter or margarine, which is two tablespoons in the US. A pound of flour may be needed, which is four cups in America. An ounce of syrup might be called for and this equals a single tablespoon in America.
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