Conversion table

Quantities made easy

  • a 500 g bag of dried lentils is approximately 2½ cups (625 ml)
  • 1½ cups cooked chickpeas or beans = 1 tin (400 g)
  • the juice of ½ lemon is approximately 1 tablespoon (15 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) chickpea or pea flour + 4 tablespoons (60 ml) purified water can substitute 1 egg; or
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) guar gum + 4 tablespoons (60 ml) purified water can substitute 1 egg

Metric Volume Equivalents
Quantities given in this website are in cups, millilitres, tablespoons and teaspoons:

millilitre = ml
litre = ℓ
gram = g
kilogram = kg
centimetre = cm
millimetre = mm
a pinch = less than 1/8 or half of 1 ml
a knob of butter = approximately 2 teaspoons (10 ml)

Equivalent Measures (approximate) as used in our recipes
¼ tsp = 1 ml
½ tsp = 2 ml
1 tsp = 5 ml
1 tbsp = 15 ml
2 tbsp = 30 ml
3 tbsp = 45 ml
4 tbsp = 60 ml

¼ cup = 60 ml
⅓ cup = 80 ml
½ cup = 125 ml
¾ cup = 200 ml
1 cup = 250 ml
1½ cups = 375 ml
2 cups = 500 ml
4 cups =1000 ml i.e. 1 litre or 1 ℓ

Metric / Imperial Equivalent Measures

Metric Imperial
Capacity
150 ml = ¼ pint
300 ml = ½ pint
600 ml = 1 pint
1 litre = 1¾ pints
Weight
25 g = 1 oz
50 g = 2 oz
100 g = 4 oz
225 g = 8 oz
350 g = 12 oz
450 g = 1 lb
1 kg = 2¼ lb
Length
2,5 cm = 1 inch
15 cm = 6 inch
30,5 cm = 12 inch

Cake pans
20 cm springform cake pan = 8 inch
20 cm square cake pan = 8 inch
23 cm springform cake pan = 9 inch
25 cm springform cake pan = 10 inch

Liquids*

metric cup imperial
30 ml 1 fl oz
60 ml ¼ cup 2 fl oz
80 ml ⅓ cup 3 ½ fl oz
100 ml 2 ¾ fl oz
125 ml ½ cup 4 fl oz
150 ml 5 fl oz
180 ml 6 fl oz
200 ml ¾ cup 7 fl oz
250 ml 1 cup 8 ¾ fl oz
310 ml 10 ½ fl oz
375 ml 1 ½ cups 13 fl oz
430 ml 15 fl oz
475 ml 16 fl oz
500 ml 2 cups 17 fl oz
625 ml 2 ½ cups 21 ½ fl oz
750 ml 3 cups 26 fl oz
1ℓ 4 cups 35 fl oz
1.25 ℓ 5 cups 44 fl oz
1.5 ℓ 6 cups 52 fl oz
2 ℓ 8 cups 70 fl oz
2.5 ℓ 10 cups 88 fl oz

Mass (weight)
10 g = ¼ oz
15 g = ½ oz
30 g = 1 oz
60 g = 2 oz
90 g = 3 oz
125 g = 4 oz (¼ lb)
155 g = 5 oz
185 g = 6 oz
220 g = 7 oz
250 g = 8 oz (½ lb)
280 g = 9 oz
315 g = 10 oz
345 g = 11 oz
375 g = 12 oz (3/4 lb)
410 g = 13 oz
440g = 14 oz
470 g = 15 oz
500 g (½ kg) = 16 oz (1 lb)
750 g = 24 oz (1½ lb)
1 kg = 32 oz (2 lb)
1.5 kg = 48 oz (3 lb)
2 kg = 64 oz (4 lb)

Oven temperatures

celsius
(electric)
celsius
(fan forced)
fahrenheit gas
120º 100º 250º 1 very slow
150º 130º 300º 2 slow
160º 140º 325º 3 moderately slow
180º 160º 350º 4 moderate
190º 170º 375º 5 moderately hot
200º 180º 400º 6 hot
230º 210º 450º 7 very hot
250º 230º 500º 9 very hot

Important note:
Oven thermostats vary, therefore your oven may be warmer or cooler than our test oven – if you find that the oven temperatures used on this website are too hot, we would recommend that you reduce the temperature of your thermofan oven by 20°C, and the imported thermofan ovens by 30°C. Thermofan ovens are equipped with a fan at the back of the oven, whereas conventional ovens do not have this facility.

Conventional oven temperatures remain the same as suggested in the recipes. We suggest you buy a good oven thermometer and check the temperature of your oven. If using a fan-forced or thermofan oven, your cooking time may be a little quicker, so start checking your food a little earlier.