Handy kitchen measurements
For those who enjoy cooking, baking and catering at home here are a few more hints and tips. These are all about weights and measures.
If you lose your weights from the scales -
Catering - Measurements for use in the kitchen. Sizes of spoons, teacups and kitchen measurements.
English measurements useful for cooking
1 tablespoon =18 ml
1 teaspoon=5 ml
English teacup = 1/4 pint
English breakfast cup = 1/2 pint
In recipes a "cup" = 1/2 pint or 10 fl oz.
An American pint is 16fl oz as opposed to Imperial pint which is 20 fl. oz.
A few metric measurements useful for the kitchen
l Litre =1.76 pints
1/2 litre = 7/8 pint (so roughly 1 pint is a generous 1/2 litre.)
1 gallon = 8 pints=4.5461litres
To convert Multiply by
Inches to Centimetres 2.54
Centimeters to Inches 0.3937
Feet to Metres 0.3048
Metres to Feet 3.2808
Pounds to Grams 453.592
Grams to Pounds 0.0022
Litres to Gallons 0.22
Gallons to Litres 4.546
To weigh honey, syrup and treacle -
Place the whole jar or tin containing the honey or treacle on the scales and write down the total weight. Subtract the weight of the syrup etc. that you want and spoon out the contents until the scales show this new weight. Warm the spoon a little bit before hand and you will be able to measure more easily.