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    NA*ME EQUIVALENTS - RECIPE MEASUREMENTS & INGREDIENTS

    Um Safia
    Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:41 pm
    Forum Host
    EQUIVALENTS, MEASUREMENTS & INGREDIENTS for North African & Middle Eastern Recipes:

    From time to time we come across recipes which have measurements such as 1 tea glass, 1 coffee cup, a 'nut' a 'pinch', a 'fist' full etc. This thread is intended to collate all these various measurements so that we can have something to refer to immediately.


    NA*ME SPECIFIC MEASUREMENTS

    In the 'not so new' recipe books you may come across any of the following:

    1 teacup icon_arrow.gif 1/2 cup icon_arrow.gif 125 mls

    1 coffee cup icon_arrow.gif 3/4 cup icon_arrow.gif 175 mls

    1 tea glass icon_arrow.gif 75 mls icon_arrow.gif 2.5 fl oz

    1 glass full of icon_arrow.gif 1 cup icon_arrow.gif 225 mls

    1 water glass icon_arrow.gif 250 ml icon_arrow.gif 8 fl oz

    1 wine glass icon_arrow.gif 150 ml

    1 coffeespoon icon_arrow.gif 1 teaspoon

    1 dessertspoon icon_arrow.gif 2 teaspoons

    1 'noix' or nut (eg. fresh yeast) is approx 5g icon_arrow.gif size of a pecan.

    1 sachet (eg. 'levure chimique') icon_arrow.gif 2 rounded tsp baking powder.

    1 'fist' or 'hand full' (eg. of chickpeas) icon_arrow.gif approx 1/3 cup.

    1 'finjan' icon_arrow.gif espresso cup icon_arrow.gif approx 50 mls



    GENERAL MEASUREMENTS :

    SPOONS:

    1 US teaspoon icon_arrow.gif 0.166666667 US fluid ounces

    1 US tablespoon icon_arrow.gif 0.5 US fluid ounces

    1 tablespoon icon_arrow.gif 3 teaspoons

    4 tablespoons icon_arrow.gif 1/4 cup

    5 1/3 tablespoons icon_arrow.gif 1/3 cup

    8 tablespoons icon_arrow.gif 1/2 cup

    10 2/3 tablespoons icon_arrow.gif 2/3 cup

    12 tablespoons icon_arrow.gif 3/4 cup

    16 tablespoons icon_arrow.gif 1 cup


    1 tablespoon icon_arrow.gif 1/2 fluid oz.

    1 cup icon_arrow.gif 8 fluid oz.

    1 cup icon_arrow.gif 1/2 pint


    2 cups icon_arrow.gif 1 pint

    4 cups icon_arrow.gif 1 quart


    2 pints icon_arrow.gif 1 quart

    4 quarts icon_arrow.gif 1 gallon



    DRY VOLUME:

    1/8 teaspoon icon_arrow.gif .5 ml

    1/4 teaspoon icon_arrow.gif 1 ml

    1/2 teaspoon icon_arrow.gif 2 ml

    3/4 teaspoon icon_arrow.gif 4 ml

    1 teaspoon icon_arrow.gif 5 ml

    1 tablespoon icon_arrow.gif 15 ml

    1/4 cup icon_arrow.gif 59 ml

    1/3 cup icon_arrow.gif 79 ml

    1/2 cup icon_arrow.gif 118 ml

    2/3 cup icon_arrow.gif 158 ml

    3/4 cup icon_arrow.gif 177 ml

    1 cup icon_arrow.gif 225 ml

    2 cups or 1 pint icon_arrow.gif 450 ml

    3 cups icon_arrow.gif 675 ml

    4 cups or 1 quart icon_arrow.gif 1 liter

    1/2 gallon icon_arrow.gif 2 liters

    1 gallon icon_arrow.gif 4 liters



    LIQUID VOLUME:

    2 tbsp icon_arrow.gif 1 fl. oz. icon_arrow.gif 30 ml

    1/4 cup icon_arrow.gif 2 fl. oz. icon_arrow.gif 60 ml

    1/2 cup icon_arrow.gif 4 fl. oz. icon_arrow.gif 125 ml

    1 cup icon_arrow.gif 8 fl. oz. icon_arrow.gif 250 ml

    1 1/2 cups icon_arrow.gif 12 fl. oz. icon_arrow.gif 375 ml

    2 cups or 1 pint icon_arrow.gif 16 fl. oz. icon_arrow.gif 500 ml

    4 cups or 1 quart icon_arrow.gif 32 fl. oz. icon_arrow.gif 1liter

    1 gallon icon_arrow.gif 128 fl. oz. icon_arrow.gif 4 liters



    DRY MEASURE EQUIVALENTS:

    3 teaspoons icon_arrow.gif 1 tablespoon icon_arrow.gif 1/2 ounce icon_arrow.gif 14.3 grams

    2 tablespoons icon_arrow.gif 1/8 cup icon_arrow.gif 1 ounce icon_arrow.gif 28.3 grams

    4 tablespoons icon_arrow.gif 1/4 cup icon_arrow.gif 2 ounces icon_arrow.gif 56.7 grams

    5 1/3 tablespoons icon_arrow.gif 1/3 cup icon_arrow.gif 2.6 ounces icon_arrow.gif 75.6 grams

    8 tablespoons icon_arrow.gif 1/2 cup icon_arrow.gif 4 ounces icon_arrow.gif 113.4 grams

    12 tablespoons icon_arrow.gif 3/4 cup icon_arrow.gif 6 ounces icon_arrow.gif .375 pound

    32 tablespoons icon_arrow.gif 2 cups icon_arrow.gif 16 ounces icon_arrow.gif 1 pound



    WEIGHT (Mass):

    1/2 ounce icon_arrow.gif 15 grams

    1 ounce icon_arrow.gif 30 grams

    3 ounces icon_arrow.gif 85 grams

    3.75 ounces icon_arrow.gif 100 grams

    4 ounces icon_arrow.gif 115 grams

    8 ounces icon_arrow.gif 225 grams

    12 ounces icon_arrow.gif 340 grams

    16 ounces or 1 pound icon_arrow.gif 450 grams



    OVEN TEMPS:

    225� F icon_arrow.gif 110� C icon_arrow.gif 1/4 GM

    250� F icon_arrow.gif 130� C icon_arrow.gif 1/2 GM

    275� F icon_arrow.gif 140� C icon_arrow.gif 1GM

    300� F icon_arrow.gif 150� C icon_arrow.gif 2GM

    325� F icon_arrow.gif 160/170� C icon_arrow.gif 3GM

    350� F icon_arrow.gif 180� C icon_arrow.gif 4GM

    375� F icon_arrow.gif 190� C icon_arrow.gif 5GM

    400� F icon_arrow.gif 200� C icon_arrow.gif 6GM

    425� F icon_arrow.gif 220� C icon_arrow.gif 7GM

    450� F icon_arrow.gif 230� C icon_arrow.gif 8GM

    475� F icon_arrow.gif 240� C icon_arrow.gif 9GM



    There is also some discrepancy between the names of various kinds of cream, here is a quick chart which should help:


    CREAM

    Clotted Cream icon_arrow.gif 55%

    Double Cream icon_arrow.gif 48%

    Heavy Cream icon_arrow.gif 36%

    Whipping Cream icon_arrow.gif 30-35%

    Whipped Cream icon_arrow.gif 18-35%

    Single Cream icon_arrow.gif 18%

    Light Cream icon_arrow.gif 18%

    Half Cream icon_arrow.gif 12%





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    Please feel free to post your own & I will add them to the main page....

    Many thanks,

    Rezika.
    Elmotoo
    Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:26 pm
    Forum Host
    icon_eek.gif WOW!
    Umm Ishaq
    Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:01 pm
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    These conversion charts are fantastic, thank you so much for posting them.

    I was just wondering if anyone could help me with some measurements. I have a couple of books which are written in french I'm fine at translating but I just don't know the quantities-

    How much is one 'verre' and one 'mesure' ?

    surely the size of the glass used makes a difference in comparison to the other ingredients?

    Any ideas anyone?

    Sorry for going on ............Emma
    Um Safia
    Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:08 pm
    Forum Host
    Umm Ishaq wrote:
    These conversion charts are fantastic, thank you so much for posting them.

    I was just wondering if anyone could help me with some measurements. I have a couple of books which are written in french I'm fine at translating but I just don't know the quantities-

    How much is one 'verre' and one 'mesure' ?

    surely the size of the glass used makes a difference in comparison to the other ingredients?

    Any ideas anyone?

    Sorry for going on ............Emma


    Hi Emma,

    I have plenty of those recipe books - they also tend to omit the cooking temps & times too don't they! icon_rolleyes.gif

    When a recipe calls for a 'verre' I usually use my water glass which holds 260ml. When asked for a 'measure' I use my large glass which holds 6oz dry / 310ml wet. As long as you use the same method for all the measurements, you should be fine....I've never messed a recipe up using that principle.

    (I did a baklawa tutorial using those kinds of measurements: http://www.recipezaar.com/bb/viewtopic.zsp?t=230630)

    Hope that helps!

    Rezika.
    Umm Ishaq
    Sat Jun 21, 2008 2:07 am
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    Oh Rezika, you are such a fountain of knowledge! Thanks for helping me out of my confusion icon_biggrin.gif

    Emma
    Saralaya
    Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:57 pm
    Forum Host
    Rezika- I just came across this.... and have immediately bookmarked it. I do occasionally come across some of these measurements and have had to guess before--- not any more! Thank you!! icon_biggrin.gif
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