Conversion Table for Cooking

CONVERSION TABLE FOR COOKING

As an American living in Paris, I’ve found this to be a great tool, either to adapt American recipes using European conversions, or vice versa, and as a general reference guide while cooking. Here’s a slightly ammended version of Chocolate and Zucchini‘s Conversion Table.

Volume

1/16 tsp = dash
1/8 tsp = pinch
1 tsp = 5 mL (= une cuillérée à café or cc in French)
1 tbs = 15 mL (= une cuillérée à soupe or cs in French) = 3 teaspoons
1 fluid ounce = 30 mL
1/8 cup = 2 tbs = 30 mL1/4 cup = 4 tbs = 60 mL
1/3 cup = 5 tbs = 80 mL
1/2 cup = 8 tbs = 120 mL
3/4 cup = 12 tbs = 160 mL
1 cup = 240 mL (milliliter)
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 = 205° C
350° F = 180° C
300° F = 150° C
250° F = 120° C
225° F = 107° C

Dairy

Greek-style yogurt: 1 cup = 280 grams
Milk: 1 cup = 240 mL
Yogurt: 1 cup = 250 grams

Nuts and seeds

Almonds, shelled, whole: 1 cup = 140 grams
Almonds, shelled, roughly chopped: 1 cup = 100 grams
Almonds, sliced: 1 cup = 70 grams
Almond flour (a.k.a. almond meal or ground almonds): 1 cup = 100 grams
Almond butter: 1 cup = 240 grams
Black sesame butter: 1 cup = 240 grams
Cashews, shelled, whole: 1 cup = 130 grams
Chestnuts, shelled, cooked: 1 cup = 130 grams
Chia seeds: 1 cup = 160 grams / 1 tbs = 10 grams
Coconut, unsweetened dried grated: 1 cup = 100 grams
Flax seeds: 1 cup = 150 grams
Flax meal: 1 tbs = 6.5 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
Pumpkin seeds: 1 cup = 130 grams
Sesame seeds: 1 cup = 150 grams
Sunflower seeds: 1 cup = 140 grams
Tahini (sesame butter): 1 tablespoon = 18 grams
Walnuts, shelled, halves: 1 cup = 100 grams

Sugar and other sweeteners

Agave syrup: 1/3 cup = 100 grams
Maple Syrup: 1/3 cup = 105 grams
Baking powder (levure chimique or alsacienne): 1 standard French sachet = 11 grams = 1 tablespoon
Honey: 1 cup = 300 grams
Honey: 1 tablespoon = 18 grams
Rice syrup: 1 cup = 300 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

Chocolate

Cacao nibs: 1 cup = 120 grams
Chocolate chips: 1 cup = 160 grams
Chocolate, grated: 1 cup = 100 grams
Chocolate, roughly chopped: 1 cup = 120 grams
Cocoa powder: 1 cup = 120 grams

Fats and salt

Butter: 1/2 cup = 1 stick = 4 ounces = 113 grams
Butter: 1 tablespoon = 14 grams
Coconut oil: 1 tablespoon = 12 grams
Coconut oil: 1 cup = 200 grams
Oil: 1 tablespoon = 14 grams
Salt, fine: 1 teaspoon = 5 grams
Salt flakes (e.g. Maldon salt): 1 tablespoon = 10 grams
Salt, coarse: 1 cup = 220 grams

Flours, grains, legumes

Bulgur: 1 cup = 190 grams
Chickpeas (dried, raw): 1 cup = 190 grams (= 475 grams when cooked)
Coconut flour: 1 cup = 90 grams
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 or spelt: 1 cup = 120 grams
Lentils: 1 cup = 210 grams
Pearl tapioca: 1 cup = 180 grams
Polenta: 1 cup = 160 grams
Puffed rice: 1 cup = 30 grams
Quinoa: 1 cup = 190 grams
Rice, basmati: 1 cup = 180 grams
Rice, short-grain: 1 cup = 195 grams
Rolled oats and other grains: 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
Cauliflower florets: 1 cup = 85 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
Parsley, finely chopped: 1 cup = 60 grams
Parsley, loosely packed: 1 cup = 15 grams
Pomegranate seeds: 1 cup = 150 grams
Raisins: 1 cup = 150 grams
Raspberries: 1 cup = 125 grams
Rocket: 1 cup (packed) = 25 grams
Shallots or onions, finely chopped: 1 cup = 120 grams
Strawberries: 1 cup (small strawberries, or large strawberries, sliced) = 125 grams
Tomato paste: 1 cup = 300 grams
Young salad greens: 1 cup (packed) = 20 grams

Beans

1 can of beans = 15 ounces undrained = about 10 ounces drained = 1/4 pound dried beans
1 pound dried beans = about 2 cups dried beans = makes about 5 cups soaked beans = makes about 7 cups cooked
1 pound dried beans = 4 cans drained

Garlic

Small clove of garlic = about 1/2 teaspoon
Medium clove = about 1 teaspoon = 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Large clove = about 1.5 teaspoons
Extra-large clove = about 2 teaspoons

Saffron

1 gram of saffron = about 450 stigmas (a.k.a. threads, strings, strands, or pieces)
= 2 teaspoons of whole saffron threads
= 1/2 teaspoon crumbled
= 1/4 teaspoon powdered

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
Nutritional yeast: 1 cup = 60 grams
Olives: 1 cup = 180 grams
Psyllium husks: 1 cup = 80 grams
Tofu, silky: 1 cup = 255 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

Note: I also use convert-to.com

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