I must say how much it bothers me when I find a good recipe and the ingredients are in grams! Just this morning, I was looking at a recipe for a European dessert and there it was … a hundred grams of this and a hundred grams of that. Seriously? Why can't we use cups and spoons as the universal kitchen measurements? I know I can find a conversion table, but that is not the issue. If I need to bake something right now, I don’t want to spend my time looking to see how many sticks of butter will be needed for a recipe that calls for 250 grams of butter. That is flat out ridiculous. That is like asking for directions to the nearest ice-cream store and being told it is just 3 kilometers to your right.
I know I need to get over it! But really, 1 tablespoon, 1 teaspoon and 1 cup should be used in kitchens all over the world. Also, a pinch and a sliver are not to be used as measurements and if you think I am making a big deal out of this, go and preheat your oven at 176.666667° Celsius.
U.S. to Metric
|1/5 teaspoon||1 milliliter||1 oz||28 grams|
|1 teaspoon||5 ml||1 pound||454 grams|
|1 tablespoon||15 ml|
|1 fluid oz||30 ml|
|1/5 cup||47 ml|
|1 cup||237 ml|
|2 cups (1 pint)||473 ml|
|4 cups (1 quart)||.95 liter|
|4 quarts (1 gal.)||3.8 liters|
Metric to U.S.
|1 milliliter||1/5 teaspoon||1 gram||.035 ounce|
|5 ml||1 teaspoon||100 grams||3.5 ounces|
|15 ml||1 tablespoon||500 grams||1.10 pounds|
|100 ml||3.4 fluid oz||1 kilogram||2.205 pounds|
= 35 ounces
|240 ml||1 cup|
|1 liter||34 fluid oz|
= 4.2 cups
= 2.1 pints
= 1.06 quarts
= 0.26 gallon