Converting American and British units in the kitchen

Converting American and British units in the kitchen. A welcome gift to all those who love to cook. Surely you will often, as it happens to me, in the preparation of some recipes we are faced with having to calculate the strange measures adopted by the Anglo-Saxons and the Americans and translate them with the "European” with which we are most often used to working.

Converting American and British units in the kitchen
Converting American and British units in the kitchen

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The measuring system of the Anglo-American recipes is completely based on:

= Cup Cups

Tablespoon = Spoons

Teaspoon Teaspoon =

Ounces = Once

which they are used in all recipes for solids than for liquids.

For those who are not very good at math, here is a very useful table that I have prepared for you.

Converting American and British units in the kitchen
Converting American and British units in the kitchen

Converting American and British units in the kitchen

conversion table from ounces to grams:

½ oz = 10 g
¾ oz = 20 g
1 oz = 25 g
1½ oz = 40 g
2 oz = 50 g
2½ oz = 60 g
3 oz = 75 g
4 oz = 110 g
4½ oz = 125 g
5 oz = 150 g
6 oz = 175 g
7 oz = 200 g
8 oz = 225 g
9 oz = 250 g
10 oz = 275 g
12 oz = 350 g
1 lb = 450 g
1 lb 8 oz = 700 g
2 lb = 900 g
3 lb = 1.35 kg

This is instead the table for the conversion of liquid:

1 cup = 240 ml
1/2 cup = 120 ml
1/3 cup = 80 ml
1/4 cup = 60 ml = 4 tablespoons (tbsp)
1 tablespoon (tbsp) = 15 ml = 3 teaspoons (tsp)
1 teaspoon = 5 ml (tsp)
1 fluid ounce = 30 ml
1 US quart = 1 liter

This table instead represents the very complicated “cup”

1 cup flour = 150 grams
1 cup granulated sugar = 225 grams
1 cup brown sugar = 175 grams
1 cup raisins = 200 grams
1 cup uncooked basmati rice = 180 grams
1 cup grated cheese = 110 grams
1 cup butter / margarine = 2 stick = 225 grams
1 cup milk = 240 ml
1 cup Yogurt = 250 grams
1 cup chocolate chips = 160 grams
1 cup cacao = 120 grams
1 cup miele = 300 grams
1 cup polenta = 160 grams

Converting American and British units in the kitchen
Converting American and British units in the kitchen

Converting American and British units in the kitchen

Knowing the amount expressed in units of measurement Anglo-American and multiplying for conventional numbers you get the right amount in the European measurement system.

Teaspoons (tsp) x 4.93 = milliliters
Tablespoons (tbsp) x 14.79 = milliliters
Fluid ounces (fl. oz.) x 29.57 = milliliters
Cups x 236.59 = milliliters
Cups x 0.236 = liters
Ounces x 28.35 = grams

Complicated? With the availability of this table, certainly everything will be easier.

It does not end here, Also the measures for the temperatures and for the speeds are different, but more about that in another article.

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