How many ounces to how many grams to how many cups?
When I get a recipe it seems that it is either for 2 or 30, so I have to scale up or down. Or it is from a FAB cook who uses metric and I just haven't done a metric recipe in a month or so.
Here are a couple sites to help you out.
This one is for English measurements - teaspoons, tablespoons, cups and ounces. Here's a few things that you can easily remember and don't have to scramble getting web help -
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
2 tablespoons = 1 ounce
1 ounce = 1/8 cup
2 ounces = 1/4 cup
1/4 + 2 tablespoons = 1/3 cup
4 ounces = 1/2 cup
8 ounces = 1 cup
The sneaky amounts are the teaspoons to tablespoons and what makes 1/3 cup, in my humble opinion.
This one is for Metric to US or UK measurements - milliliters to tablespoons et al. Remember there are different amounts in tablespoons when you are in London versus Denver. Here's a few that are easy to remember -
1 teaspoon = 5 ml
1 tablespoon = 15 ml
1/2 cup = 120 ml
1 cup = 240 ml
1 quart = 950 ml
I have memorized the teaspoon and tablespoon. For one cup, I can remember that it is just shy of 250 and a quart is a few ounces shy of a liter.
One of the reasons I have videos of my ingredients is to let you know what size potato or onion I'm using. But as usual, recipes are just structures to start you on a dish. When I preface serving a dish with, "I followed the recipe" it is usually a slight disaster. The kicker is that I knew it while I was making it.
There are two types of food -
- The ones you like
- The ones you will never taste again.
Your palate will be the real determiner to the perfect amount.