Conversions

Temperatures

If you’re into maths here’s the formula to convert Celcius to Fahrenheit:

F=9/5(C)+32

So to convert 200C to the appropriate Fahrenheit reading you would put it into your calculator like this: divide 9 by 5, then multipily by 200, then add 32, which equals 392 Fahrenheit.

For those not into maths here’s a table of accurate conversions; round up or down to the nearest tenth of a degree:

Gas Mark 1 = 140C = 284F = Very cool
Gas Mark 2 = 150C = 302F = Cool
Gas Mark 3 = 160C = 320F = Warm
Gas Mark 4 = 180C = 356F = Moderate
Gas Mark 5 = 190C = 374F = Fairly Hot
Gas Mark 6 = 200C = 392F = Fairly Hot
Gas Mark 7 = 210C = 410F = Hot
Gas Mark 8 = 220C = 428F = Very Hot
Gas Mark 9 = 240C = 464F = Very Hot

Volume and Liquid Measurements

5 ml = one-sixth fl oz = 1 teaspoon
15ml = half fl oz = 1 tablespoon (NOTE: Australian tablespoon = 20ml)
30ml = 1 fl oz = 2 tablespoons
45ml = 1 and half fl oz = 3 tablespoons
60ml = 2 fl oz = quarter cup
75ml = 2 and half fl oz = one-third cup
125ml = 4 fl oz = half cup
150ml = 5 fl oz = two-thirds cup
175ml = 6 fl oz = three-quarters cup
250ml = 8 fl oz = 1 cup
600ml = 1 pint = 2 and half cups
900ml = 1 and half pints = 3 and three-quarter cups
1 litre = 1 and three-quarter pints = 4 cups

Some Useful Cup Conversions
Please note that these are approximations

1 cup sugar = 200g
1 cup icing sugar = 125g
1 cup flour = 140g
1 cup rice = 200g
1 cup frozen peas = 125g
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs = 70g
1 cup grated cheese – 100g
1 cup chocolate chips = 175g
1 cup sultanas = 150g
1 cup honey/syrup = 300g
1 stick of butter = 110g = 4oz

Weight Conversions

15g = half oz
30g = 1 oz
45g = 1 and half oz
60g = 2 oz
75g = 2 and half oz
90g = 3 oz
100g = 3 and half oz
125g = 4 oz
150g = 5 oz
175g = 6 oz
200g = 7 oz
250g = 8 oz
275g = 9 oz
300g = 10 oz
325g = 11 oz
350g = 12 oz
375g = 13 oz
400g = 14 oz
450g = 15 oz
500g = 1 lb

Cake Tin Sizes

20cm = 8 inch
23cm = 9 inch
25cm = 10 inch

Equivalents

Double cream = Heavy cream
Single cream = Light cream
Cornflour = Corn starch
Shortcrust = Pie crust
Caster sugar = Superfine sugar
Icing sugar = Confectioners’ sugar
Grill = Broil
Aubergine = Eggplant
Courgette = Zucchini
Mangetout = Snow peas
Coriander = Cilantro
Clingfilm = Saran wrap
Beef mince = Ground beef
Prawns = Shrimp
Digestive biscuits = Graham crackers (substitute)
Sultanas = Raisins
Spring onions = Scallions
Semi-skimmed milk = 2% milk
Dark/plain chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids) = Bittersweet chocolate
Milk/plain chocolate (less than 70% cocoa solids) = Semi-sweet chocolate
Bicarbonate of soda = Baking soda

Adapted from information published on nigella.com

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