Measurements of cooking
Recipes from different parts of the world use different measurements of cooking and you should also be aware that standard measuring utensils vary greatly.
Precise measurements and knowing the correct cooking measurements abbreviations can be vital to cooking and more so baking success.
Australia use metrics as the standard for measuring, some of the measuring utensils also differ.
For example an Aussie tablespoon is 20 ml while a New Zealand one is 15 ml.
We hope the information below helps you with your recipes.
This page is a guide to those that are most commonly used in cooking.
Abbreviations For Cooking Measurements
Although some recipes spell out measurements, a lot of recipes use abbreviations.
For example, the tablespoon and teaspoon abbreviation may look very similar and can be mistaken for one another:
A lowercase t can stand for teaspoon an uppercase T can stand for tablespoon.
Getting your teaspoon and tablespoon abbreviations muddled up, by adding a tablespoon (T) of pepper when the recipe only requires a teaspoon (t) can spell disaster!
So in summary; When you’re following a recipe, it’s pretty important to understand those cooking abbreviations.
Many recipes (including the recipes on goodfoodtoeat.com) will use shorthand when writing out recipes, and if you don’t know what they mean, you could end up making a few mistakes.
Cooking measurements abbreviations chart
|fl. Oz||Fluid ounce|
Cooking Measurement Conversion Metric to US
Conversion chart for metric to imperial solid measures.
|500g||16 oz (1 lb)|
|1kg||32 oz (2 lb)|
Teaspoons & Tablespoons to ml conversion chart
The table below gives the equivalent in millilitres (ml) from teaspoon to tablespoon.
Convert between teaspoons and millilitres (tsp and mL) using this conversion table. Also, find out how many millilitres there are in a teaspoon.
(results are given to 2 decimal places).
|UK & Ireland||5ml||10ml||15ml|
Cooking Volume Measurement Conversion Chart
This table shows the conversions of cups to metric and imperial measurements.
|¼ cup||60ml||2 fl oz|
|⅓ cup||80ml||2½ fl oz|
|½ cup||125ml||4 fl oz|
|⅔ cup||160ml||5 fl oz|
|¾ cup||180ml||6 fl oz|
|1 cup||250 ml||8 fl oz|
|2 cups||500ml||16 fl oz (1 American pint)|
|2½ cups||625ml||20 fl oz (1 imperial pint)|
|4 cups||1 litre||32 fl oz|
Cooking temperature conversion chart
Oven temperature guide for celsius, fahrenheit and gas mark.
|Very slow / very cool||110℃||225℉||¼|
|Very slow / very cool||130℃||250℉||½|
|Slow / cool||140℃||275℉||1|
|Slow / cool||150℃||300℉||2|