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.
|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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