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Measures and Conversion

These measure conversions are empiric and rounded to the nearest sensible number.  Take special care with the conversion of flour weight and volume – the density of flour depends on quality, brand, and even the humidity in your kitchen!  Use these conversions as guidelines.  The list will be updated as I get more measurements in.

The US/metric conversions are accurate.

Common ingredients

1 cup unsifted all-purpose flour

  • 150 grams
  • 5.5 ounces
  • approximately 1-1/3 cup sifted flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

  • 140 grams
  • 5 ounces

1 cup white granulated sugar

  • 180 grams
  • 6.5 ounces

1 cup dry white long grain rice

  • 200 grams
  • 7 ounces

1 cup nonfat dry milk

  • 70 grams
  • 3 ounces
1 cup butter, margarine, lard or shortening
  • 2 sticks
  • 8 ounces – 1/2 lb
  • 227 grams

US to metric conversion (rounded for ease of use)

Measures:
  • 1 teaspoon – 5 milliliters (mL)
  • 1 Tablespoon – 15 mL
  • 1 cup – 237 mL
  • 1 quart – 946 mL
  • 1 gallon – 3.79 liters
  • 1 dry ounce – 28 grams
  • 1 pound – 454 grams
Oven temperatures:
  • 250 degrees Fahrenheit – 120 degrees Celsius
  • 300 degrees Fahrenheit – 150 degrees Celsius
  • 325 degrees Fahrenheit – 165 degrees Celsius
  • 350 degrees Fahrenheit – 180 degrees Celsius
  • 375 degrees Fahrenheit – 195 degrees Celsius
  • 400 degrees Fahrenheit – 210 degrees Celsius

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