Tuesday, March 06, 2012

CONVERTING RECIPES TO METRIC - HOW MUCH IS 2/3 CUP OF MILK ????

How much is 2/3 cup of milk - picture
courtesy from google

I wanted to make cupcake where the recipe calls for 2/3 cup of milk. I was stuck  there. I don't really know how much is 2/3 cup of milk. The best part of it I used tea cups for my baking and cooking, I know 3/4, 1/2 and 1/4, but I have no idea what is 2/3 cup. So the solutions to my problem is to refer to the net and I found the following information handy and helps a lot. I printed and laminated the table and placed it on my fridge make it more handy fo me to refer. One thing for sure learning how to measure ingredients is essential when you are learning how to cook. The correct balance of ingredients is what makes food taste good. If you want a PERFECT results for your baking or cooking NEVER...EVER ASSUME, do a little work by measuring it in metric. I'm sharing with you here some important tips that I found in the internet that help me a lot.


The three basic tools used to measure ingredients in cooking are:Measuring spoons
  • Dry measuring cups
  • Liquid measuring cups
  • A basic set of measuring spoons come with 5 spoons:
  • 1/8 teaspoon
  • ¼ teaspoon
  • ½ teaspoon
  • 1 teaspoon
  • 1 Tablespoon
Even though the words are the same, standard measuring spoons are *not* the same as the teaspoons and tablespoons in the drawer that you use to eat with.It is very important to be exact when measuring things like baking powder and baking soda. (These are leavening agents which means they make things rise.) Always even off the top of the measuring spoon with the straight edge of a knife.

Dry Measuring Cup

Dry measuring cups are usually made of metal or plastic and have an even rim. You dip the cup into the dry ingredients and level off with the straight edge of a knife. 

(Again, don’t confuse the word “cup�� in a recipe with cups that are used for drinking.)


Liquid Measuring Cups

When you’re measuring liquids, be sure to look on the outside, not the inside of the cup. Always look at eye level, but don’t hold the cup up to your eye level. I guarantee you will not be able to hold it steady or level and your measuring will be off.

Put the cup on a flat surface, bend down and look at the outside of the cup to get an accurate measurement
Weights can be converted with the following table. Note that the ounces referred to in this table are not the same as fluid ounces.

Weight Conversions
Customary quantity
Metric equivalent
1 ounce
28 g
4 ounces or 1/4 pound
113 g
1/3 pound
150 g
8 ounces or 1/2 pound
230 g
2/3 pound
300 g
12 ounces or 3/4 pound
340 g
1 pound or 16 ounces
450 g
2 pounds
900 g
LIQUIDS / CECAIR

Volume Conversions: Normally used for liquids only
Customary quantity
Metric equivalent
1 teaspoon
5 mL
1 tablespoon or 1/2 fluid ounce
15 mL
1 fluid ounce or 1/8 cup
30 mL
1/4 cup or 2 fluid ounces
60 mL
1/3 cup
80 mL
1/2 cup or 4 fluid ounces
120 mL
2/3 cup
160 mL
3/4 cup or 6 fluid ounces
180 mL
1 cup or 8 fluid ounces or half a pint
240 mL
1 1/2 cups or 12 fluid ounces
350 mL
2 cups or 1 pint or 16 fluid ounces
475 mL
3 cups or 1 1/2 pints
700 mL
4 cups or 2 pints or 1 quart
950 mL
4 quarts or 1 gallon
3.8 L

Note: In cases where higher precision is not justified, it
may be convenient to round these conversions off as follows:
  1 cup = 250 mL
  1 pint = 500 mL
  1 quart = 1 L
  1 gallon = 4 L

Tablespoons Equivalents


 3 teaspoons 1 tablespoon 1/2 ounce 14.3 grams
 2 tablespoons1/8 cup 1 ounce 28.3 grams
 4 tablespoons 1/4 cup 2 ounces 56.7 grams
 5 1/3 tablespoons 1/3 cup 2.6 ounces 75.6 grams
 8 tablespoons 1/2 cup 4 ounces 113.4 grams
 12 tablespoons 3/4 cup 6 ounces .375 pound
 32 tablespoons 2 cups 16 ounces 1 pound



Oven Temperatures 
American Standard
Metric
250° F
130° C
300° F
150° C
350° F
180° C
400° F
200° C
450° F
230° C




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Tahukan anda berapa 2/3 cup of milk.....kalau yang menggunakkan sukatan cawan metric ini mungkin tidak menjadi masalah kerana jumlahnya tercatit pada cawan...tapi biasanya kita ka rumah ini kalau kata sukatan cawan main taram aje pakai cawan kopi....walaupun tidak salah dan kek atau masakan kita jadi tetapi kita mungkin tidak akan mendapat hasil yang PERFECT. Saya pun begitu sukatan cawan saya adalah cawan kopi... itulah kadang-kadang tension jug sebab tak sama macam apa yang disarankan oleh resipi. Saya tahu kesilapan saya di mana tetapi kekadang tu degil tu ada juga tapi kalau bahan yang digunakan mahal nanti ralat pula ya...so sekarang ini kalau apa-apa sukatan cawan saya akan tukar pada ukuran metric...jadi kalau tak menjadi pun taklah terasa ralat sangat. Jadual di atas boleh membantu anda dalam hal ini, jadual yang disediakan pakar untuk bahan kering, basah, sukatan sudu dan juga jangka suhu oven. Saya lekatkan ini difridge senang buat rujukan Harap ini dapat membantu.


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1 comment:

KOALAJEPONG said...

askum kak paty...tq sudi share jadual sukatan tue...ina pon kalau conpuse, mesti crk pakcik google...mmg byk membantu...

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