October 23, 2010

Useful facts and figures


USEFUL FACTS AND FIGURES FOR BAKING
Baking is one area of cookery where you really do need to be very accuracy in your measuring of ingredient quantities, tin sizes and oven temperatures. The following charts  should give you all the information you need on cup and spoon measurements and conversions from metric to imperial.

CUP CONVERSIONS
·         1 Cup plain/self-raising flour                   125 g (4 oz)
·         1 Cup Butter                                         250 g (8 oz)
·         1 Cup Cocoa powder                           125 g (4 oz)
·         1 Cup Corn flour                                  125 g (4 oz)
·         1 Cup desiccated coconut                     90   g (3 oz)
·         1 Cup Flaked coconut                          60   g (2 oz)
·         1 Cup Currants                                    150 g (5 oz)
·         1 Cup Custard powder                        125 g (4 oz)
·         1 Cup chopped glace fruit                     240 g (7 ½ oz)
·         1 Cup grated chocolate                        125 g (4 oz)
·         1 Cup chopped chocolate                    150 g (5 oz)
·         1 Cup chocolate melts                          150 g (5 oz)
·         1 Cup chocolate bits                             175 g (6 oz)
·         1 Cup Hazelnuts                                   140 g ( 4 ½oz)
·         1 Cup chopped hazelnuts                      120 g (4 oz)
·         1 Cup ground hazelnuts                         110 g (3 ½ oz)
·         1 Cup ground Almonds                         185 g (6 oz)
·         1 Cup Mixed peel                                 185 g (6 oz)
·         1 Cup passion fruit pulp                         250 g (8 oz)
·         1 Cup raisins                                         125 g (4 oz)
·         1 Cup Sultanas                                      125 g (4 oz)
·         1 Cup caster or granulated Sugar           250 g (8 oz)
·         1 Cup Icing sugar                                  25 g (4 oz)
LIQUID CUP MEASURES
¼ Cup
1/3 Cup
½ Cup
¾ Cup
1 Cup
60 ml
80 ml
125 ml
185 ml
250 ml
2 fluid oz
2 ¾ fluid oz
4 fluid oz
6 fluid oz
8 fluid oz


SPOON MEASURES
¼ Teaspoon
½  Teaspoon
1   Teaspoon
1 Table spoon
1.25 ML
2.5 ml
5 ml
20 ml


INTERNATIONAL INGREDIENT NAMES



Baking Tray
Bicarbonate
Choc bits
Chocolate melts
Cornflour
Cream
Custard
Dark chocolate
Flaked almonds
Flaked coconut
Golden syrup
Greaseproof paper
Hazelnuts
Icing sugar
Madeira cake
Mixed peel
Plain flour
Piping bag
Sprinkles
Thick cream

      


      Baking sheet
Baking soda
Chocolate chips
      Chocolate buttons
Cornstarch
Single cream
Custard sauce
Plain/bittersweet chocolate
Sliced almonds
Coconut flakes
Light corn syrup
      Waxed paper
      Filberts
      Confectioners’ sugar
Pound cake
      Mixed candied citrus rind
      All-purpose flour
      Decorating bag
Hundreds&thousands
      Double/heavy cream





WEIGHT                                                     LENGTH
10 g                    ¼ oz
30 g                    1 oz
60 g                    2 oz
90 g                    3 oz
125 g                 4 oz
150 g                 5 oz
185 g                 6 oz
220 g                 7 oz
250 g                 8 oz
275 g                 9 oz
300 g                 10 oz
330 g                 11 oz
375 g                 12 oz
400 g                 13 oz
425 g                 14 oz
475 g                 15 oz
500 g                 1 lb
600 g                 1 ¼ lb
650 g                 1 lb 5 oz
750 g                 1 ½ lb
1 kg                    2 lb
5 mm                           ¼ inch
1 cm                            ½ inch
2 cm                            ¾ inch
2.5 cm                         1 inch
5 cm                             2 inches
6 cm                             2 ½ inches
8 cm                             3 inches
10 cm                           4 inches
12 cm                           5 inches
15 cm                           6 inches
18 cm                           7 inches
20 cm                           8 inches
23 cm                           9 inches
25 cm                           10 inches
28 cm                            11 inches
30 cm                            12 inches
35 cm                            14 inches
46 cm                            18 inches
50 cm                            20 inches
61 cm                             24 inches
77 cm                             30 inches
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