Baking and Cooking Conversions: Imperial to Metric
I have created a couple of handy charts to help you convert temperatures from Fahrenheit to Celsius and fluid ounces to millilitres / litres, but before you get too bogged down on all the conversions, I will let you in on a little secret - I don't convert many of my chosen recipes at all!
Well okay, I definitely always convert the temperature because my oven is in Celsius - so there's no way avoiding that one. But as for the American to Australian quantities I don't convert recipes that are already listed as cup, tablespoon, teaspoon (which is often the case). Even though different regions have a different measure for their cups and spoons, the general ratio will still create the same recipe outcome.
What am I talking about?
1 Cup Australian 250ml = USA 236.59ml = UK 284ml
1 Tablespoon = 20ml = USA 14.78ml = UK 17.75ml
You can see that each has a different measurement but if you used only Australian measuring cups and spoons you would still have the right ratio of ingredients. (Probably a slightly larger final product, but still the right ratio) So when following recipes that just use cups and spoons I do not attempt at converting anything. I have not had a disaster yet.
If your recipe has weights and fl oz measurements then refer to the handy measuring charts below the temperature Chart.