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How to Make or Break Your Bake


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I often find myself furiously searching the interweb for quick conversions, especially when I’m working with a recipe that doesn’t use the metric system. I’ve curated the most frequently used conversions for baking or cooking to save you precious time and energy because hey, I’ve got your back. Remember: MEASURING IS EVERYTHING. Adding slightly too much or too little of one particular ingredient can literally make or break your bake.

Helpful tip #1: always remember to measure at eye level when using a measuring cup In simple terms, you should always bend down to look at your measuring cup so the lines are directly in front of your face (versus looking at the measuring cup from a bird’s eye view). This will allow you to accurately adjust your ingredient even by the smallest amount.

Helpful tip #2: when using teaspoons, tablespoons or small cup measurements, make sure you level your dry ingredients. In other words, take butter knife or clean hand and wipe off any excess ingredient that may pile up and over the spoon/cup. For example, your sugar should not go higher than the edge of the measuring cup – it should appear flush with the edge. This seems very straight forward but you would be surprised how many people do not use accurate measurements. .

Remember, baking is chemistry. Every substance causes another substance to react when heated or mixed, so make sure you’re adding in the right amounts. Happy measuring!

Cup to Tablespoon to Teaspoon to Millilitres
1 cup = 16 tbsp = 48 tsp = 240 ml
3/4 cup = 12 tbsp = 36 tsp = 180 ml
2/3 cup = 11 tbsp = 32 tsp = 160 ml
1/2 cup = 8 tbsp = 24 tsp = 120 ml
1/3 cup = 5 tbsp = 16 tsp = 80 ml
1/4 cup = 4 tbsp = 12 tsp = 60 ml
1 tablespoon = 15 ml
1 teaspoon = 5 ml

Fahrenheit to Celcius (F to C)
500 F = 260 C
475 F = 245 C
450 F = 235 C
425 F = 220 C
400 F = 205 C
375 F = 190 C
350 F = 180 C
325 F = 160 C
300 F = 150 C
275 F = 135 C
250 F = 120 C
225 F = 107 C

Measuring Butter
1 cup butter = 2 sticks = 8 ounces = 230 grams
1/2 cup butter = 1 stick = 4 ounces = 115 grams

Measuring Flour
1 cup flour = 140 garms
3/4 cups flour = 105 grams
1/2 cup flour = 70 grams
1/4 cup flour = 35 grams

Measuring Granulated Sugar
1 cup sugar = 200 grams
3/4 cup sugar = 150 grams
2/3 sugar = 135 grams
1/2 cup sugar = 100 grams
1/3 cup sugar = 70 grams
1/4 cup sugar = 50 grams

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