Useful cooking conversions

One thing which always puzzles me when baking and cooking is the vast number of different ways in which things are measured! I hope that the following simple conversions which I have put together with a little help from http://www.deliaonline.com will help to avoid any cooking frustrations:

Weight     Volume  
Imperial Metric   Imperial Metric
½ oz 10 g 2 fl oz 55 ml
¾ oz 20 g 3 fl oz 75 ml
1 oz 25 g 5 fl oz (¼ pint) 150 ml
1½ oz 40 g 10 fl oz (½ pint) 275 ml
2 oz 50 g 1 pint 570 ml
2½ oz 60 g 1 ¼ pint 725 ml
3 oz 75 g 1 ¾ pint 1 litre
4 oz 110 g 2 pint 1.2 litre
4½ oz 125 g 2½ pint 1.5 litre
5 oz 150 g 4 pint 2.25 litres
6 oz 175 g
7 oz 200 g
8 oz 225 g
9 oz 250 g
10 oz 275 g
12 oz 350 g
1 lb 450 g
1 lb 8 oz 700 g
2 lb 900 g
3 lb 1.35 kg
Cup conversions    
American Cup Imperial Metric
1 cup flour 5oz 150g
1 cup caster/ granulated sugar 8oz 225g
1 cup brown sugar 6oz 175g
1 cup butter/margarine/lard 8oz 225g
1 cup sultanas/raisins 7oz 200g
1 cup currants 5oz 150g
1 cup ground almonds 4oz 110g
1 cup golden syrup 12oz 350g
1 cup uncooked rice 7oz 200g
1 cup grated cheese 4oz 110g
1 stick butter 4oz 110g
Temperatures*    
Gas Mark Farenheit Celsius
1 275°F 140°C
2 300°F 150°C
3 325°F 170°C
4 350°F 180°C
5 375°F 190°C
6 400°F 200°C
7 425°F 220°C
8 450°F 230°C
9 475°F 240°C

*Remember that when using a fan oven it’s best to reduce the temperature by around 20°C

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