## Thursday, August 13, 2009

### Cooking Measurements and Unit Conversions

Since I started my blog 15 months ago, I have been meaning to post cooking measurements and unit conversions on my blog. Finally, after having prepared this and sitting on it for more than 6 months, I am posting this useful information! I hope, it will be helpful.

ABBREVIATIONS:

tsp. = teaspoon (also referred to as 't')
tbsp. = tablespoon (also referred to as 'T')
gal. = gallon
ml = milliliter
l = liter
oz. = ounce
fl. oz = fluid ounce
inch = in
sq. = square
cm = centimeter
mm = millimeter
kg = kilo
lb = pound
F = Fahrenheit
C = Celsius

COMMON COOKING MEASUREMENTS:

1 tsp. = 1/6 fl. oz.
1 tbsp. = 3 tsp. = 1/2 fl. oz.
1/4 cup = 4 tbsp. = 12 tsp. = 2 fl. oz.
1/3 cup = 5 tbsp. = 16 tsp. = 2.7 fl. oz.
1/2 cup = 8 tbsp. = 24 tsp. = 4 fl. oz.
3/4 cup =12 tbsp. = 36 tsp. = 6 fl. oz.
1 cup = 16 tbsp. = 48 tsp. = 8 fl. oz.
2 cups = 1 pint = 16 fl. oz.
4 cups = 1 quart = 2 pints = 32 fl. oz.
8 cups = 1/2 gal. = 64 fl. oz.
4 quarts = 1 gallon = 8 pints = 16 cups = 128 fl. oz.

COOKING MEASUREMENTS CONVERSIONS (U.S. TO METRIC):

Measurement Conversion:

1/4 tsp. = 1.25 ml
1/2 tsp. = 2.5 ml
1 tsp. = 5 ml
1 tbsp. = 15 ml
1 fl. oz. = 30 ml
1/4 cup = 59 ml
1/3 cup = 79 ml
1/2 cup = 125 ml
3/4 cup = 177 ml
1 cup = 237 ml
2 cups = 500 ml
3 cups = 750 ml
4 cups = 1 l
1 gal. = 3.78 l
1 gal. = 4 quart
1 gal. = 128 oz.
1 gal. = 16 cup

Weight Conversion:

1 lb = 16 oz
1 oz. = 28.35 g
¼ lb. = 114 g
½ lb. = 227 g
1 lb. = 454 g
2 lb. = 907 g
3 lb. = 1. 36 kg
4 lb. = 1.81 kg

Length:

1 in = 2.54 cm
1 in = 25.4 mm

Area:

1 sq in = 6.45 sq cm

Temperatures:

275º F = 135º C
300º F = 149º C
325º F = 163º C
350º F = 177º C
375º F = 191º C
400º F = 204º C
425º F = 218º C
450º F = 232º C
475º F = 246º C
500º F = 260º C

wah, thk u! extremely informative!
Getting it printed out! ;p

5 Star Foodie said...

Measurement conversions are very useful, I'm always looking those up!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

i noticed an unusual ingredient in your list of must-haves in the turkish cuisine: red pepper paste - can you explain this one (hot, spicy, saucy?)

lisaiscooking said...

This is so convenient! Thanks for posting this.

Mediterranean Turkish Cook said...

Maria, actually I have been thinking about making a post about it, but just haven't gotten around to it. Red pepper paste is similar to tomato paste, but a little thicker. It is a thick paste that can be sweet, mild or hot depending on one's preferences. The red peppers are grounded and kept under the sun for some days or weeks. I'll have to learn the details before my post. The red color can vary from red to so red almost black. To me, the darker color is preferable as it gives a wonderful deep red color to certain foods such as Mercimekli Kofte (Lentil Fingers) and Kisir (Bulgur salad with onions and parsley).

Mediterranean kiwi said...

thanks for the clarification

Soma said...

This is one useful & informative post.

Baron's Life said...

Thanks for sharing this very useful info...it is always, otherwise very confusing
great stuff

Mediterranean kiwi said...

http://organicallycooked.blogspot.com/2009/07/gardoumia-koilidakia.html
here is the link to the tripe

Elra said...

I love it! Such a good information. Thank you dear.

Baron's Life said...

Thank you for posting this...you've just made my life a whole lot easier
Thanks

Selba said...

Good info :)

Btw, for the cooking measurements US to metric (gram). It will be different between flour/ confectioners' sugar, brown sugar, cocoa, grated coconut, etc.

i.e:
1 cup flour = 110 gr
1 cup brown sugar = 200 gr
1 cup butter = 225 gr

Elra said...

I was just viewing your slideshow on youtube, I love the music that you've played. I wonder if I can get the CD here in the States? Would you mind to share the name of the album and the artist/band who sing/play the music? Thank you so much dear!

Oh, by the way I enjoy the every single slide show~

Elra said...

Nihal, just want to let you know that I borrow your recipe for the yogurt mixture for the borek. Thank you~

Mediterranean Turkish Cook said...

Selba, thanks for sharing!

Elra, I am glad you enjoyed watching the slideshow I prepared. The singer's name is "Ajda Pekkan" and the name of the album and the song is "Cool Kadin" (Cool Woman). You may be able to find and order the CD online. I hope you can find it.

It's great that my yogurt mixture recipe was helpful!

Selba said...

Elra's comment about the song intrigued me so now I'm watching the youtube and also listening to the song. A nice song :)

I like Turkish songs, have been collecting some, my favorite singer is Tarkan, love his Dudu and kiss kiss song :)

Mediterranean Turkish Cook said...

Selba, that's great! Enjoy it. Many people love Tarkan! Me too :)