Liquid & Dry Measurement Conversion Chart
Liquid measures for cooking conversion chart, US measurements to metric to weights. Handy chart for converting and cooking recipes.
|1 cup||8 fluid ounces||1/2 pint||237 ml||16 tablespoons|
|2 cups||16 fluid ounces||1 pint||473 ml|
|4 cups||32 fluid ounces||1 quart||946 ml|
|2 pints||32 fluid ounces||1 quart||0.946 liters|
|4 quarts||128 fluid ounces||1 gallon||3.785 liters|
|8 quarts||one peck|
|4 pecks||one bushel|
|dash||about an 1/8 teaspoon|
|1 teaspoon||1/6 fluid ounce||5 grams||about 5 ml|
|1 tablespoon||1/2 fluid ounce||15 grams||15 ml||3 teaspoons|
|2 tablespoons||1 fluid ounce||30 grams||29.6 ml||1/8 cup|
|8 tablespoons||4 fluid ounces||1/4 pint||118.5 ml||1/2 cup|
|3 teaspoons||1 tablespoon||1/2 ounce||14.3 grams|
|2 tablespoons||1/8 cup||1 fluid ounce||28.35 grams|
|4 tablespoons||1/4 cup||2 fluid ounces||56.7 grams|
|5 1/3 tablespoons||1/3 cup||2.6 fluid ounces||75.6 grams|
|8 tablespoons||1/2 cup||4 ounces||113.4 grams||1 stick butter|
|12 tablespoons||3/4 cup||6 ounces||0.375 pound||170 grams|
|32||tablespoons||2 cups||16 ounces||1 pound||453.6 grams|
|64 tablespoons||4 cups||32 ounces||2 pounds||907 grams|
How to measure
Graduated Measuring Cups
Measuring cups that resemble small pots. They are usually made of plastic or metal and come in sets of four or five (1 cup, 3/4 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup, and 1/4 cup). They are excellent for measuring dry ingredients because they can easily be leveled off.
Liquid Measuring Cups
Measuring cups that look like little pitchers with a lip/spout to aid in pouring. They are widely available in 1, 2, 4, and 8-cup measures. They come in glass or plastic, with the amounts indicated in cups, ounces, and milliliters. Pyrex is a good brand. The larger measures can double as mixing bowls.
Come in sets of four or five (1 tablespoon, 1 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon, 1/4 teaspoon and sometimes 1/8 teaspoon).
Each 1/4 pound stick of margarine or butter measures 1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons. In the United States, the wrapping usually has tablespoons and teaspoons clearly marked. One stick usually equals 1/2 cup. If it has not been packed that way, pack margarine or butter into measuring spoon or measuring cup and level off to measure.
Most sugar can be measured in a graduated measuring cup. Simply spoon it in and level off with the straight edge of a knife. Most recipes usually call for certain amounts of packed brown sugar. To measure packed brown sugar, pack sugar down lightly with back of spoon, then level off.
In most recipes, flour is supposed to be measured straight from the canister or package (the flour needs to be airy, if it seems compact, stir it in the container before measuring it). NEVER pack flour down into the measuring cup or tap it excessively. Lightly spoon flour into graduated measuring cup, and level off with straight edge of knife.
It is important to measure flour correctly in low-fat bread making because when we reduce the fat (which tenderizes it), we don't want to dramatically increase the flour (which toughens it).