Saturday, December 1, 2018

Measurements and Conversions (Temperature and Recipe)


I am not sure about you, but when I need to know a conversion, I usually spend quite a bit of time researching on the network, or digging through my cooking books.  Now I know where to look :-) I hope you find this as helpful as I do. 

American Standard
American Standard
American Standard
American Standard (ounces)
Volume
Weight
Smidgen
1/2 pinch
1/32 teaspoon
2 Smidgens
1 Dash
Pinch
1/16th of a tsp. 
Dash
1/8 teaspoon
.5 ml
8 Dashes
1 tsp.
5 ml.
¼ tsp
1ml
½ tsp.
2ml
¾ tsp.
4ml
1 teaspoon
5 ml.
1 Tablespoon
3 teaspoons
1/16 cup
½ ounce
15 ml.
14.5 grams
⅛ Cup
2 tablespoons
6 teaspoons
1  ounce
30 ml.
28.3 grams
¼ cup
4 tbsp.
12 tsp.
2 ounces
60 ml.
56.7 grams
⅓ cup
5 ⅓ tbsp.
16 tsp.
2.6 ounces
79 ml.
½ cup
8 tbsp.
24 tsp.
4 ounces
120 ml.
113.4 grams
¼ pound
1 stick of butter
⅔ cup
10 ⅔ tbsp.
32 tsp.
5 ⅓ ounces
158 ml
¾ cup
12 tbsp.
36 tsp.
6 ounces
180 ml.
170 grams
1 cup
16 tbps.
48 tsp.
8 ounces
½ pint
240 ml.
225 grams
½ pound
1 pint
32 tbsp.
2 cups
16 ounces
500 ml.
450 grams
1 pound
1 quart
2 pints
4 cups
32 ounces
95 liters
1 gallon
16 cups
4 quarts
8 pints
128 ounces
3.70 liters
8 quarts
1 peck
4 pecks
1 bushel

Liquid Measures



Liquid Measure
Equals
Equals
2 Tbsp.
1 fluid ounce

3 Tbsp.
1 jigger
1.5 ounces
1/4 cup
2 fluid ounces

1/2 cup
4 fluid ounces

1 cup
8 fluid ounces





Temperature conversion

To convert Fahrenheit to Centigrade

1.    Subtract 32
2.       Multiple by 5
3.       Divide by 9


To convert Centigrade to Fahrenheit

1.       Multiply by 9
2.       Divide by 5
3.       Add 32

To scale your recipes up or down: Converting recipe quantities seems like a mystery but once you know the number of servings you wish to serve, and you know how many servings the recipe you are  using creates the conversion is quite simple.  

To find your conversion factor (the number that you are going to use to scale up or scale down) simply divide the desired number of servings by the original number of servings.

Example One:

Recipe serves 6 but you want to serve 12.

Divide 12 by 6 to get a conversion factor of 2

12/6 = Conversion factor of 2
Example Two:

Recipe serves 12 but you want to serve 8.

Divide 12 by 8 to get conversion factor of .25

12/8 = conversion factor of  0.25


Once you know the conversion factor you can scale up or down by multiplying  each ingredient of a  recipe by the conversion factor.