With the current offer for foreign cookbooks you can buy is it possible to take every kitchen around the world into your home. And I haven’t even mentioned the recipes you can find on the wordwide web!

What can make it a little difficult is the fact that we use grams and ml in Europe while the US and the UK work with cups and spoons. This can cause a bit of an issue when you want to use a recipe. The easiest solution is to run to the nearest store and buy yourself a set of cups and spoons. Or if you live in the states, get a kitchenscale.  I can highly recommend that, as it makes life so much easier! But if you want to start cooking straight away; I have converted the most common uses in cooking here.

For liquids

Cup of Spoon Milliliter Tablespoon or teaspoon
½ teaspoon (ts, – t sp) 2,5 ml 1/2 teaspoon
1 teaspoon 5 ml 1 theelepels
1 tablespoon (tbs- tb sp- TS) (3 teaspoons) 15 ml 1 tablespoon
1/8 cup 30 ml
1/4 cup 60 ml (59 ml)* 4 tablespoons
1/3 cup 80 ml (78 ml)*
1/2 cup 120 ml (118 ml)* 8 tablespoons
1 cup 240 ml (236 ml)* 16 tablespoons
1 1/2 cups 350 ml
2 cups 475 ml
3 cups 700 ml
4 cups 950 ml

* All the above measurements have been round up; exact volumes in milliliter are mentioned between brackets

 

Calculating cups and spoons into grams is a little tricker, because you have to deal with volume per ingredient (a tablespoon of butter would weigh heavier than the same tablespoon with icingsugar for instance)

Here is a calculation for a few common ingredients. If your ingredient is not listed, than check which one comes closest and use those measurements or do a search online.

Ingrediënt Engelse cups and spoons to grams
1 cup 3/4 cup 2/3 cup 1/2 cup 1/3 cup 1/4 cup 2 Tbsp
Cornflour 160 g 120 g 100 g 80 g 50 g 40 g 20 g
Flour 120 g 90 g 80 g 60 g 40 g 30 g 15 g
Flour, sieved 110 g 80 g 70 g 55 g 35 g 27 g 13 g
Cornstarch 120 g 90 g 80 g 60 g 40 g 30 g 15 g
Butter 240 g 180 g 160 g 120 g 80 g 60 g 30 g
Margarine 190 g 140 g 125 g 95 g 65 g 48 g 24 g
Sugar 200 g 150 g 130 g 100 g 65 g 50 g 25 g
Icing sugar 100 g 75 g 70 g 50 g 35 g 25 g 13 g
Honey 340 g 255 g 227 g 170 g 113 g 85 g 43 g
Salt 300 g 230 g 200 g 150 g 100 g 75 g 40 g
Rice (dry) 190 g 140 g 125 g 95 g 65 g 48 g 24 g
Pasta (uncooked) 140 g 100 g 90 g 70 g 45 g 35 g 17 g
Vegetables and/or fruit, cut 150 g 110 g 100 g 75 g 50 g 40 g 20 g
Nuts, chopped 150 g 110 g 100 g 75 g 50 g 40 g 20 g
breadcrumbs 60 g 45 g 40 g 30 g 20 g 15 g 8 g
breadcrumbs (from a package) 150 g 110 g 100 g 75 g 50 g 40 g 20 g
Grated cheese 90 g 65 g 60 g 45 g 30 g 22 g 11 g

 

 

 

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