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Measurements for Cooking

Metric units for cooking.


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Oven Temperatures
°F °C Oven Dial Setting Baking Term
518 270 9
500 260 Very hot ...
475 245
464 240 8
450 230 ... Very Hot
425 220
410 210 7
400 205 Hot
375 190 Moderately hot
356 180 6
350 177 Moderate
325 165 Moderately slow
300 150 5 Slow
275 135
250 120 4 Very slow
225 107
200 93
190 88 3
180 82
170 77
165 74
160 71
150 66
140 60 2
130 54
120 49
110 38
90 32
86 30 1
80 27
               
Fluid Measurements
Metric Tbs/Cup Fluid Oz. Grams
2 Tbs 1 30
1/4 cup 2 60
- 3 85
125 ml 1/2 cup 4 115
- 5 140
3/4 cup 6 180
250 ml 1 cup 8 225
- 9 250
1-1/4 cup 10 285
1-1/2 cup 12 340
1-3/4 cup 14 400
500 ml 2 cup, 1 pint 16 450
2-1/2 cup 20 560
750 ml 3 cup 24 675
3-1/2 cup 28 800
1 lt 4 cup, 1 qt 32 900
5 cup 40
6 cup 48
2 lt 8 cup, 2 qt 64
10 cup 80
3 lt 12 cup, 3 qt 96
4 qt 128
Measurements and Abbreviations
1 cl 1 centilitre 1/100 litre; 10 ml 0.34 fluid oz.
1 ml 1 millilitre 1/1000 litre; 1/10 cl 0.03 fluid oz.
1 dl 1 décalitre 1/10 litre; 100 ml; 10 cl 3.5 fluid oz just under 1/2 cup
1 lt 1 litre 1000 ml; 100 cl 1.06 qt 4.23 cup
c. à soupe (c.s.) cuiller à soupe * tablespoon
c. à café (c.c.) cuiller à café * teaspoon
gousse (d'ail) clove (of garlic)
botte (de persil) sprig (of parsely
levure chimique    baking powder: 1 sachet = a bit more that 2 teaspoons
g gram

Note: The French cuiller à soupe is a "soup spoon", and the French cuiller à cafè is a "coffee spoon".

These are not used in French cuisine as precise measurements in the same way an Anglo-Saxon teaspoons or soupspoons are used for exact measures of things like yeast.

Spelling "spoon" in French cookbooks: cuillère, cuiller. The word cuillerèe is also used, but technically means "the contents of the spoon".

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