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. to METRIC

1 teaspoon = 5 milliliters

2 teaspoons = 10 milliliters

1 tablespoon = 15 milliliters

1/4 cup = 59 milliliters

1/3 cup = 79 milliliters

1/2 cup = 118 milliliters

3/4 cup = 177 milliliters

1 cup = 237 milliliters

1 1/4 cups = 296 milliliters

1 1/2 cups = 355 milliliters

2 cups = 473 milliliters

2 1/2 cups = 592 milliliters

3 cups = 710 milliliters

4 cups (1 quart) = .946 liter

1.06 quarts = 1 liter

4 quarts (1 gallon) = 3.8 liters

WEIGHT CONVERSIONS

OUNCES to GRAMS

1/2 ounce = 14 grams

3/4 ounce = 21 grams

1 ounce = 28 grams

1 1/2 ounce = 43 grams

2 ounces = 57 grams

2 1/2 ounces = 71 grams

3 ounces = 85 grams

3 1/2 ounces = 99 grams

4 ounces = 113 grams

4 1/2 ounces = 128 grams

5 ounces = 142 grams

6 ounces = 170 grams

7 ounces = 198 grams

8 ounces = 227 grams

9 ounces = 255 grams

10 ounces = 283 grams

12 ounces = 340 grams

16 ounces (1 pound) = 454

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