CONVERSIONS & EQUIVALENTS

I love the fact that the site is a global community, but of course it does raise issues and problems and another thorny area is weights and measures. Obviously, when you move from one system of measurement to another, you are obliged to round up or down, so it's always going to be an approximation, but here is a table of conversions and equivalents, which should at least help! Equivalents As we welcome such an international audience to this site you may not recognise some of the ingredients listed in the recipes section. Here is our UK / US equivalents guide to give you a helping hand...
 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
 Trifle sponges  Ladyfingers
 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
Horlicks UK brand of malted milk powder
Maltesers UK brand of malted milk balls
        TEMPERATURES
Gas Mark 1 140C 275F Very cool
Gas Mark 2 150C 300F Cool
Gas Mark 3 160C 325F Warm
Gas Mark 4 180C 350F Moderate
Gas Mark 5 190C 375F Fairly Hot
Gas Mark 6 200C 400F Fairly Hot
Gas Mark 7 210C 425F Hot
Gas Mark 8 220C 450F Very Hot
Gas Mark 9 240C 475F 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 TINS SIZES
20cm 8 inch
23cm 9 inch
25cm 10 inch
LOAF TIN SIZES
450g 1lb
900g 2lb
 

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