Monday, June 16, 2014

Baking Tips: Useful information on conversion of measuring units

Recipes from different parts of the world use different units of measurement. This helpful tips will guide you on the appropriate conversions are most commonly used in baking.All of these conversion guides are based on approximation. For further baking tips on conversion visit  recipetips.com.

Conversion Guide
1 cup =250mL  = 8 fl oz.
1 Australian tablespoon = 20 mL = 4 teaspoons
1 UK tablespoon = 15 mL = 3 teaspoons

Dry Measures
30 grams = 1 oz.
250 grams = 8 oz.
454 grams = 1 lb

Liquid Meaures
30 mL = 1 fl oz.
125 mL = 4 fl oz.
250 mL = 8 fl oz.

Linear Measures
6 mm = 1/4 inch
1 cm = 1/2 inch
2.5 cm = 1 inch

Cup Conversions
1 cup chopped walnuts = 125 grams (4 oz)
1 cup confectioner sugar = 125 grams (4 oz)
1 cup caster sugar = 250 grams (8 oz.)
1 cup cocoa powder = 125 g (4 oz.)
1 cup desiccated coconut = 90 grams (3 oz.)
1 cup corn flour = 125 grams (4 oz.)
1 cup flour, plain or self raising = 125 grams (4 oz.)
1 cup soft brown sugar = 185 grams (6 oz.)

International Glossary
bicarbonate of soda = baking soda
caster sugar = superfine sugar
icing sugar = confectioners' sugar
cornflour = corn starch
plain flour = all purpose flour

Oven Temperatures
cooking times may vary slightly depending on the type of oven you are using. I suggest that you check the manufacturer's instructions to ensure proper temperature control.
Degrees C
Degrees F
Gas Mark
Very slow
120
250
1/2
Slow
150
300
2
Warm
170
325
3
Moderate
180
350
4
Mod Hot
190
375
5
Mod Hot
200
400
6
Hot
220
425
7
Very Hot
230
450
8
NOTE: for fan-forced ovens, check your appliance manual, but as a general rule, set oven temperature to 20 degrees C lower than the temperature indicated in the recipe.

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