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KITCHEN METRICS & HANDY HINTS

Standard measurements as used in recipes created by Jan Bilton.

Abbreviations
g            grams
kg          kilograms
mm        millimetre
cm         centimetre
ml          millilitre
°C         degree Celsius

Grams to Ounces
These are converted to the nearest round number

grams               ounces
25                =             1
50                =             2
75                =             3
100               =             3.5
125               =             4
150               =             5
175               =             6
200               =             7
225               =             8
250               =             9
275               =             10
300               =             10.5
325               =             11
350               =             12
375               =             13
400               =             14
425               =             15
450               =             16

1 kg = 1000 g = 2 lb 4 oz

OVEN SETTING EQUIVALENTS (to nearest 10°C)

                                   Fahrenheit                        Celsius                         Gas regulo No.

Very cool                    225-275                           110-140                                  1/4-1

Cool                            300-325                           150-160                                  2-3

Moderate                     350-375                           180-190                                  4-5

Hot                              400-450                           200-230                                  6-8

Very hot                       475-500                          250-260                                  9-10


METRIC WEIGHTS & MEASURES OF BASIC FOODS

Butter                                           Sugar                                            Flour

2 cups                      500g            2 cups                      500g              4 cups (sifted)    500g
1 cup                        250g            1 cup                        250g             2 cups                 250g
1 tablespoon              15g            1 tablespoon              15g              1 cup                  125g
1 teaspoon                   5g            1 teaspoon                   5g             2 tablespoons       15g
                                                                                                          2 teaspoons            5g

CUP & SPOON MEASURES

metric                                   approx.
1/4 cup                                   60 ml
1/2 cup                                 125 ml
1 cup                                    250 ml
4 cups                                 1000 ml
                                            or 1 litre
1 teaspoon                              5 ml
1 dessertspoon                      10 ml
1 tablespoon                          15 ml
2 teaspoons                           1 dessertspoon
3 teaspoons                           1 tablespoon
16 tablespoons                      1 cup

MEASURES OF LENGTH

cm                                       approx. inches

0.5                   =                          1/4
1                      =                          1/2
2.5                   =                          1
5                      =                          2
15                    =                          6
18                    =                          7
20                    =                          8
23                    =                          9
25                    =                          10
30                    =                          12