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Conversion Charts

Guidelines for converting weights and measures.

Some say cooking is a science and an art. We would say that geography has a hand in it, too. Flour milled in the United Kingdom and elsewhere will feel and taste different from flour milled in the United States. So, while we cannot promise that the loaf of bread you bake in Canada or England will taste the same as a loaf baked in the States, we can offer guidelines for converting weights and measures. We also recommend that you rely on your instincts when making our recipes. Refer to the visual cues provided. If the bread dough hasn’t “come together in a ball,” as described, you may need to add more flour—­even if the recipe doesn’t tell you so. You be the judge.

Our recipes are all developed using standard U.S. measures following U.S. government guidelines. The charts below offer equivalents for U.S., metric, and Imperial (U.K.) measures. All conversions are approximate and have been rounded up or down to the nearest whole number. For example:

1 teaspoon = 4.929 milliliters, rounded up to 5 milliliters 1 ounce = 28.349 grams, rounded down to 28 grams

VOLUME CONVERSIONS

U.S.METRIC
1 teaspoon5 milliliters
2 teaspoons10 milliliters
1 tablespoon15 milliliters
2 tablespoons30 milliliters
1/4 cup59 milliliters
1/3 cup79 milliliters
1/2 cup118 milliliters
3/4 cup177 milliliters
1 cup237 milliliters
1 1/4 cups296 milliliters
1 1/2 cups355 milliliters
2 cups473 milliliters
2 1/2 cups592 milliliters
3 cups710 milliliters
4 cups (1 quart).946 liter
1.06 quarts1 liter
4 quarts (1 gallon)3.8 liters

 

WEIGHT CONVERSIONS

OUNCESGRAMS
1/214
3/421
128
1 1/243
257
2 1/271
385
3 1/299
4113
4 1/2128
5142
6170
7198
8227
9255
10283
12340
16 (1 pound)454

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