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Conversion Charts

Oven temperatures (reduce slightly for fan ovens)

Gas mark 1/4 = 110C (225F)

Gas mark 1/2 = 120C (250F)

Gas mark 1 = 140C (275F)

Gas mark 2 = 150C (300F)

Gas mark 3 = 160-170C – (325F)

Gas mark 4= 180C (350F)

Gas mark 5 = 190C (375F)

Gas mark 6 = 200C (400F)

Gas mark 7 = 220C (425F)

Gas mark 8 = 230C (450F)

Gas mark 9 = 240 – 250C (475F)

Gas mark 10 = 260C (500F)


Spoon measurements (always measure level, NOT heaped)

1 tsp (teaspoon) = 5ml

1 dsp (dessert spoon) = 10ml

1 tbsp (tablespoon) = 15ml


Measuring Cups - this is volume NOT weight

1 cup = 250ml volume

1/2 cup = 125ml volume

1/3 cup = 80ml volume

1/4 cup = 60ml volume


Liquids

2 fl oz = 60ml

4 fl oz = 120ml

5 fl oz = 150ml

6 fl oz = 180ml

8 fl oz = 250ml

16 fl oz = 500ml

32 fl 0z – 1 litre

1 pint = 20 fl oz or 570ml

American pint = 16 fl oz


Weights

½ oz = 10g

¾ oz = 20g

1 oz = 25g

1½ oz = 40g

2 oz = 50g

2½ oz = 60g

3 oz = 75g

4 oz = 110g

4½ oz =125g

5 oz = 150g

6 oz = 175g

7 oz = 200g

8 oz = 225g

9 oz = 250g

10 oz = 275g

12 oz = 350g

1 lb = 450g

1 lb 8 oz = 700g

2 lb = 900g

3 lb = 1.35kg