Useful Conversions

Source: Chocolate and Zuchini

Volume:

  • 1 cup = 240 mL (milliliter)
  • 1/2 cup = 120 mL
  • 1/3 cup = 80 mL
  •  1/4 cup = 60 mL = 4 tablespoons
  • 1 tablespoon = 15 mL (= une cuillérée à soupe or cs in French) = 3 teaspoons 1 teaspoon = 5 mL (= une cuillérée à café or cc in French)
  • 1 fluid ounce = 30 mL 1 US quart = 0.946 liter ~=1 liter

Weight

  • 1 ounce = 28 grams
  • 1 pound = 16 ounces = 454 grams

Length

  • 1 inch = 2.54 centimeters
  • 1 foot = 12 inches = 30 centimeters

Temperature

  • 400° F = 200° C = gas mark (France) 7
  • 350° F = 180° C = gas mark (France) 6
  • 300° F = 150° C = gas mark (France) 5 (See equivalents for UK gas marks.)

Volume-to-weight conversions

Note: Since the volume measurement of an ingredient depends on how you pack the measuring cup/spoon and on the ingredient itself (how it is cut, its density, its water content), the volume-to-weight conversions are not absolute

Dairy

  • Butter: 1/2 cup = 1 stick = 4 ounces = 113 grams
  • Butter: 1 tablespoon = 14 grams
  • Comté cheese, grated:1 cup = 100 grams
  • Crème fraîche: 1 cup = 240 grams
  • Fresh cheese:1 cup = 240 grams
  • Greek-style yogurt: 1 cup = 280 grams
  • Gruyère cheese, grated: 1 cup = 100 grams
  • Heavy cream: 1 cup = 240 grams
  • Light cream: 1 cup = 240 grams
  • Milk: 1 cup = 240 mL
  • Parmesan cheese, grated: 1 cup = 110 grams
  • Ricotta: 1 cup = 250 grams Yogurt: 1 cup = 250 grams

Nuts etc.

  • Almonds, shelled, whole, blanched: 1 cup = 125 grams
  • Almonds, sliced: 1 cup = 70 grams Almond meal (a.k.a. ground almonds)1 cup = 100 grams
  •  Almond butter/purée: 1 cup = 240 grams Cashews, shelled, whole1 cup = 130 grams
  • Chestnuts, shelled, cooked: 1 cup = 130 grams
  • Hazelnuts, shelled, whole: 1 cup = 120 grams
  • Macadamia nuts, shelled, whole: 1 cup = 125 grams Nut butter: 1 cup = 240 grams
  • Pistachios: 1 cup = 125 grams
  • Poppy seeds: 1 cup = 145 grams
  • Walnuts, shelled, halves: 1 cup = 100 grams

Baking

  • Agave syrup: 1/3 cup = 100 grams
  • Baking powder (levure chimique or alsacienne):1 standard French sachet = 11 grams = 1 tablespoon
  • Cacao nibs: 1 cup = 120 grams
  • Chocolate chips: 1 cup = 160 grams
  • Cocoa powder: 1 cup = 120 grams
  • Honey: 1 cup = 300 grams Honey: 1 tablespoon = 18 grams Salt, fine: 1 teaspoon = 5 grams
  • Salt, coarse: 1 cup = 220 grams Sugar, brown: 1 cup (packed) = 170 grams
  • Sugar, confectioner’s: 1 cup = 130 grams
  • Sugar, granulated: 1 cup = 200 grams
  • Sugar, granulated: 1 tablespoon = 12.5 grams Molasses: 1 cup = 280 grams

Flour, grains, etc.

  • Bulgur: 1 cup = 190 grams
  • Chickpeas (dried, raw): 1 cup = 190 grams (= 475 grams when cooked) Cornmeal: 1 cup = 165 grams
  • Couscous: 1 cup = 165 grams Dried beans: 1 cup = 180 grams
  • Elbow macaroni: 1 cup = 150 grams Flour, all-purpose or whole wheat: 1 cup = 130 grams
  • Pearl tapioca: 1 cup = 180 grams Polenta: 1 cup = 160 grams Quinoa: 1 cup = 190 grams
  • Rice, basmati: 1 cup = 180 grams
  • Rice, short-grain: 1 cup = 195 grams Rolled oats: 1 cup = 100 grams

Fruits, vegetables, herbs

  • Baby spinach leaves: 1 cup (packed) = 30 grams
  • Basil: 1 cup (packed) = 20 grams
  • Blueberries: 1 cup = 190 grams
  • Carrots, grated: 1 cup (loosely packed) = 90 grams
  • Fava beans, shelled: 1 cup = 120 grams
  • Green peas, shelled: 1 cup = 145 grams
  • Hibiscus flowers, dried, semi-crushed, lightly packed: 1 cup = 40 grams
  • Mâche: 1 cup (packed) = 20 grams Raisins: 1 cup = 150 grams
  • Raspberries: 1 cup = 125 grams Rocket: 1 cup (packed) = 25 grams
  • Strawberries: 1 cup (small strawberries, or large strawberries, sliced) = 125 grams
  • Young salad greens: 1 cup (packed) = 20 grams

Other

  • Agar-agar: 1 teaspoon = 2 grams
  • Baby shrimp, shelled, cooked: 1 cup = 100 grams
  • Capers: 1 cup = 120 grams
  • Dried bread crumbs: 1 cup = 100 grams
  • Hibiscus flowers: 1/3 cup = 15 grams
  • Oil: 1 tablespoon = 9 grams
  • Olives: 1 cup = 180 grams

Pans and dishes

  • 10-inch tart or cake pan = 25-centimeter tart or cake pan
  • 9-inch cake pan = 22-centimeter cake pan
  • 4-inch tartlet mold = 10-centimeter tartlet mold
  • 9-by-13-inches baking dish = 22-by-33-centimeter
  • baking dish 8-by-8-inches baking dish = 20-by-20-centimeter baking dish
  • 6-ounce ramekin = 180-mL ramekin
  • 9-by-5-inches loaf pan = 23-by-12-centimeter loaf pan = 8 cups or 2 liters in capacity

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