Cooking Conversions

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Temperature Conversions

275°F = 140°C = gas mark 1
300°F = 150°C = gas mark 2
325°F = 165°C = gas mark 3
350°F = 180°C = gas mark 4
375°F = 190°C = gas mark 5
400°F = 200°C = gas mark 6
425°F = 220°C = gas mark 7
450°F = 230°C = gas mark 9
475°F = 240°C = gas mark 10

 

Volume Equivalents

1 pinch = 1/8 teaspoon
1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons = 1/16 cup = 1/2 ounce
2 tablespoons = 1/8 cup = 1 ounce = 1 standard coffee scoop
4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup = 2 ounces
5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon = 1/3 cup
6 tablespoons = 3/8 cup = 3 ounces
8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup = 4 ounces
10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons = 2/3 cup
12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup = 6 ounces
16 tablespoons = 1 cup = 8 ounces
2 cups = 1 pint = 1/2 quart = 16 ounces
4 cups = 2 pints = 1 quart = 32 ounces
16 cups = 8 pints = 4 quarts = 1 gallon

Common Ingredients

Dairy
1 cup cream cheese = 227 grams
1 cup sour cream = 240 grams
1 cup plain Greek yogurt = 230 grams
1 cup sweetened condensed milk = 312 grams
1 cup packaged ricotta = 252 grams

Eggs
1 large egg = 50 grams
1 large egg white = 28 grams
1 large egg yolk = 18 grams
1 large egg (approximately) = 1 tablespoon yolk + 2 tablespoons white
1 cup = 4 jumbo = 4 to 5 extra-large = 5 large = 5 to 6 medium = 7 small

Fats
1 cup butter = 226 grams = 1/2 pound
1 cup coconut oil = 224 grams
1 cup shortening = 190 grams

Flour
1 cup all-purpose flour = 120 grams (King Arthur), 141 grams (Cook’s Illustrated), 130 grams (Smitten Kitchen, at least 80% of the time)
1 cup cornmeal = 240 grams
1 cup cornstarch = 128 grams

Leaveners
1 tablespoon baking powder = 15 grams
1 tablespoon baking soda = 15 grams
1 standard packet dry yeast = 7 grams or .25 ounce
1 tablespoon dry yeast = 12 grams
1 cake = 17 grams

Salts
1 tablespoon table salt = 18 grams
1 tablespoon Morton kosher salt = 14 grams
1 tablespoon Diamond kosher salt = 9 grams
1 tablespoon Maldon flaky salt = 12 grams (note: very difficult to get a consistent read on due to uneven flake sizes)
1 tablespoon fleur de sel in big grains = 12 grams

Sugars
1 cup granulated sugar = 198 grams
1 cup light or dark brown sugar = 190 grams
1 cup powdered or confectioner’s sugar = 120 grams
1 cup turbinado sugar = 192 grams

Resources Elsewhere

I routinely use Google to translate grams into ounces, inches into centimeters or whatever exchange I need. Simply type “4 cups in ounces” to learn that 4 cups holds 32 liquid ounces and that 32 liquid ounces is equivalent to 946 ml. Is a recipe in grams when you want it in ounces? Google will quickly translate this, weight by weight, as well (e.g.).