Tips, Conversions and Substitutes

Check back here as this will be updated as I add recipes and see a need to add a tip.

Cups v Grams
If you do not have a set of US measuring cups, I highly suggest you get them as it will make your life a lot easier when it comes to conversion rates.  However, 1 US cup equals 240 ml and the average coffee mug size is 8 oz or 225 ml. I would find a mug in your house that when filled with liquid holds as close to 240 ml as possible and use that as your US sized measuring cup.

Eggs
Most people use large eggs in the US.  If a recipe asked for 2 large eggs I would use 3 medium eggs (typical size of a UK egg).

Chocolate
Semi-sweet chocolate is the same as dark chocolate and baker’s chocolate is completely unsweetened chocolate.

Calculator
Keep a little calculator in your kitchen to help convert measurements or double or halve recipes.

Cooking Temperatures
Fahrenheit   Celcius
200 F 90 C
250 F 120 C
300-325 F 150-160 C
325-350 F 160-180 C
350-375 F 180-190 C
375-400 F 190-200 C
400-450 F 200-230 C
450-500 F 230-260 C
US to UK volume measurements
US Cups ML
1 cup 240 ml
3/4 cup 180 ml
2/3 cup 160 ml
1/2 cup 120 ml
1/3 cup 80 ml
1/4 cup 60 ml
1/8 cup 30 ml
US to UK weight measurements *not fluid
Ounce (oz) Pounds (lb) Grams
1 oz 0.06 lb 28 grams
4 oz 1/4 lbs 114 grams
16 oz 1 lb 454 grams
35.2 oz 2.2 lb 1000 g or 1 kg
Butter
US Measurements Grams Ounces
1 stick 113 g 4 oz
1/2 stick 57 g 2 oz
1/4 stick 28 g 1 oz
1 cup 227 g 8 oz
3/4 cup 170 g 6 oz
2/3 cup 152 g 5.3 oz
1/2 cup 113 g 4 oz
1/3 cup 76 g 2.6 oz
1/4 cup 57 g 2 oz
1/8 cup 28 g 1 oz

This is also a good conversion site:

http://allrecipes.com//HowTo/cup-to-gram-conversions/Detail.aspx

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