Posts Tagged ‘baking’

Going back to basic math and vocabulary with a short yet informative post about the different units of measure, some of the conversions, and some of the terms that you and your kiddos will find in a number of recipes while cooking and baking. Hopefully this can help you if you find a recipe that needs to be converted from standard measurments to metric, and it should be very helpful when measuring flour as the technique of weighing it in grams or ounces instead of measuring it in cups is becoming more and more popular.

1 oz = 28.3495 grams
1 pound = 453.59 grams
16 oz = 1 pound1 cup = 0.236 liters
1 pint = 0.473 liters
1 quart = 0.946 liters
1 gallon = 3.78 liters1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons or .5oz
1 cup = 8 fluid oz
1 pint = 2 cups
1 quart = 2 pints or 4 cups
1 gallon = 4 quarts, 8 pints or 16 cups
1 bushel = 8 gallons

pair = 2
couple = 2
trio = 3
handful = 4-5
several = between 4 and 7
dozen = 12
baker’s dozen = 13
gross = 144

tbsp =Tablespoon
tsp = Teaspoon
c = cup 
oz = ounce
lb = pound
qt = quart
in = inch
ft = foot
 
Doubled = X 2
Tripled = X 3
Quadrupled = X4