How to convert units in baking in 2020?

When you start baking, you will be surprised to see that there are so many units and symbols in the recipe that you do not understand what it means. You don’t know what is tbsp, you don’t know how to take the accurate amount of ingredients, don’t worry, we will help you solve this problem with this article:”How to convert units in baking in 2020?”

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To make a delicious cake, the first thing you need is to accurately measure the weight as well as the volume of ingredients in the recipe. So you need to understand how to convert units in baking. The following article will guide you meticulously how to convert the most accurate.

A. Start by getting acquainted with the units of measurement

In baking recipes, you will use unit symbols that are different from the symbols we usually use, so you need to get used to them before you start.

Common units of measurement for mass/volume:

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1 tbsp / tbl = 1 tablespoon 

1 tsp = 1 teaspoon 

1 cup

Unit of volume

1 ml = 1 milliliter

1 l = 1 liter

Unit of mass:

1 oz = 1 ounce

1 lb = 1 pound

1 g = 1 gram

1 kg = 1 kilogram

Unit of temperature: 

In baking people often use the following two measurement units:

° F: Fahrenheit (Fahrenheit)

° C: Celsius (Celsius)

To convert ° C to ° F, calculate the formula: ° F = (° C – 32) x 5: 9

How to convert the weight of some basic components

Flour 

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1 cup of flour = 140 grams

3/4 cup of flour = 105 grams

2/3 cup of flour = 95 grams

1/2 cup of flour = 70 grams

1/3 cup of flour = 50 grams

1/4 cup of flour = 35 grams

(The mass may vary depending on the method you use. Based on the “dip and sweep” method)

* “Dip and sweep” method (scooping and brushing): Before taking flour, make sure your flour is not compacted, it means that the flour is completely “free” waiting for you to take. Then take the measuring cup deep into the flour, scoop the cup full. Finally, use a knife or spoon to gently brush off the excess flour for a perfect measuring cup

Granulated sugar

1 cup of sugar = 200 grams

3/4 cup of sugar = 150 grams

2/3 cup of sugar = 135 grams

1/2 cup of sugar = 100 grams

1/3 cup of sugar = 70 grams

1/4 cup of sugar = 50 grams

Powdered sugar (Powered sugar)

1 cup of sugar = 160 grams

3/4 cup of sugar = 120 grams

1/2 cup of sugar = 80 grams

1/4 cup of sugar = 40 grams

(The amount may vary depending on the method you use. Use the “spoon and level” method)

* Method of “spoon and level”: Using a spoon to pour flour into the measuring cup, not use the measuring cup to scoop directly, then gently brush the excess flour to the flat surface.

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Butter

1 cup of butter = 2 sticks = 8 ounces = 230 grams

1/2 cup of butter = 2 sticks = 8 ounces = 230 grams

Heavy cream

1 cup of cream = 235 grams

3/4 cup of cream = 175 grams

1/2 cup of cream = 115 grams

1/4 cup of cream = 60 grams

1 tbsp cream = 15 grams

Convert between units of measurement, from volume to mass and vice versa

Convert cup to tablespoon to teaspoon and to milliliters

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

Convert cups to fluid ounces (cup => fl. Oz)

1 cup = 8 fl oz

3/4 cup = 6 fl oz

2/3 cup = 5 fl oz

1/2 cup = 4 fl oz

1/3 cup = 3 fl oz

1/4 cup = 2 fl oz

Covert from F to C

32° F = 0 ° C

500 ° F = 260 ° C

475 ° F = 275 ° 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

275 ° F = 135 ° C

250 ° F = 120 ° C

225 ° F = 107 ° C

How to reduce the number of components in half

If the formula uses ¾ cup to halve, you can use 6 tablespoons (tablespoons)

Similarly, apply the following conversions:

2/3 cup => 1/3 cup

1/2 cup => 1/4 cup

1/3 cup => 2 teaspoons + 2 tablespoons

1/4 cup => 2 tablespoons

1 tablespoon => 1 1/2 teaspoon

1 teaspoon => ½ teaspoon

½ teaspoon => ¼ teaspoon

The following should be considered when weighing and measuring:

– Use an appropriate measuring cup and measuring spoon. Do not ignore the instructions. For example, 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour is different from 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted

When the recipe requires 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour, sift the flour and measure 1 cup. And 1 cup of all-purpose flour, sifted, means measure 1 cup and then sieve.

– Use a liquid measuring cup for liquid components and use a dry measuring cup for solid components. Do not confuse 1 ounces (mass) with 1 fluid ounces (volume).

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– Use a spoon to pour the dough into the measuring cup and discard the excess powder instead of using the measuring cup to scoop the dough directly

– When reading the volume of liquid components, the measuring cup should be placed on a flat surface for the most accurate results

– Spray nonstick oil into the measuring cup or measuring spoon before you measure the volume/volume of easy-to-stick ingredients such as honey, agave sugar, syrup, etc.

– Adjust the scale to 0 before measuring to get accurate results

– When you decide to do it, please take it seriously!

I hope that this article provides you useful information to help you convert units accurately and understand your recipe correctly to make delicious cakes. Thank you for reading the article!

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