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Metric Conversions

It can be so frustrating when you have one of your all time favourite family recipes, the one that mum used to make you and all the measurements are in ounces and pounds – here are some quick conversions to allow you to keep calm and cook on.

Spoon Measures

1.25 ml ¼ teaspoon
2.5 ml ½ teaspoon
5 ml 1 teaspoon
10 ml 2 teaspoons (dessertspoon)
15 ml 1 tablespoon
20 ml 4 teaspoons

Volume or Liquid Measures

Fl oz = fluid ounce

25 ml 1fl oz 
50 ml 2fl oz
75 ml 3fl oz
100 – 125 ml 4fl oz
150 ml          5fl oz (1/4 pint)
175 ml 6fl oz
200 ml 7fl oz 
225 ml 8fl oz 
250 ml 9fl oz 
275 – 300 ml 10fl oz (1/2 pint)
450 ml 15fl oz (3/4 pint)
575 – 600 ml 20fl oz (1 pint)

Weight measures

Oz = ounce, lb = pound

15g ½ oz 25g 1 oz
50g 2 oz 75g 3 oz
100 – 125g 4 oz  150g  5 oz
250g 9 oz 400g 14oz
450g 16 oz (1lb) 700g  1 ½ lb
900g 2 lb 1kg 2 ¼ lb

Oven temperatures

Oven Temperatures are expressed in degrees Celsius (°C) or in Fahrenheit (°F). All oven types vary and the manufactures hand book should therefore be followed for correct usage.

All ovens should be Pre-heated before use to allow correct cooking times expressed and ensure product is cooked correctly.

For fan-forced ovens, as a general rule, the oven temperature
should be set 10-20° lower than what is called for in the recipe.

  Gas Electric
  Celsius Fahrenheit Celsius Fahrenheit
Slow 120-135° C 250-275³ F 120 - 150° C 250 - 300° F
Moderately slow 150-160° C 300-320° F 150 - 160° C 300 - 325° F
Moderate 175° C 350° F 175 - 205° C 350 - 400° F
Moderately hot 190° C 375° F 220 - 230° C 425 - 450° F
Hot 205-230° C 400-450° F 245 - 260° C 475 - 500° F
Very hot 245-260° C 475-500° F 275 - 290° C 525 - 550° F

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