Use the calculators here for volume and weight conversions. You'll find a handy table of weight to cup measures too.
The key to no-fuss cooking is to use cup measures.
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Pound = lb.
Ounce = oz.
Fluid Ounce = fl. oz
Quart = qt.
Pint = pt.
Kilogram = kg.
Grams = gm
Liter/ litre = lt.
milliliter/millilitre = ml
Cup = cu./c.
1 US c = 236 ml
1 UK c = 250 ml
Portion ingredients when packaging displays weight or volume.
We save so much time in the kitchen when we use a calculator instead of pulling out the weighing machine, weighing, adjusting, washing up and putting it away. Use the calculator for items that cannot be apportioned quickly.
For example, a stick of butter will have on its packaging, a weight of 4 ounces. Recipes usually call for 3 or 4 ounces of butter. Use the appropriate portion. For a required weight of 3 oz , use 3/4 of the stick. In Australia, a block of butter is ordinarily 250 grams or 8 oz. So, 3/4 of a block is 6 oz and 1/2 of that again is 3 oz.
A bag of coconut is likely to have a displayed weight of 8 oz or 250 grams. If 4 oz or 125 grams is required, use half the bag. There's no need to be precious about cooking, afterall this is not a science experiment. Rounded or good estimates are usual and accepted practices in the kitchen.
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