Conversion Tables

Conversion Tables are a really useful planning tool when you are not used to working in the stated weights and measures or temperatures. Remember these are only a guide!

A Word on Cups

The tables below don’t include a conversion to/from cups. I’m aware that a great deal of cooking and baking, particularly in the States, uses cups and many recipes work well. Cups are a measure of volume whereas grams and ounces are a measure of weight. Cups are problematic in cooking and baking as the volumes (cups) of ingredients vary greatly by how the ingredient is milled, stored and measured and recipes can become unreliable.

Gluten-free cooking and baking is different to ‘normal’ cooking and baking and using cups as a measure adds more variables into the mix. For this reason (and that a measure of weight is much more accurate) all the recipes are described in grams.

If you are used to cups and nervous of moving to a different method of measurement do not fear. Grams are easy to master and you can get a decent set of accurate scales on Amazon for under $10. Try it, I promise you won’t go back to cups.

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Oven Temperature

All ovens vary and your oven will have its own unique heat pattern and quirks! Electric fan ovens tend to be the most consistent but even these will not be calibrated so although the conversions below are correct your oven may be up to 10 Celsius warmer or cooler. Know your oven!
oven temperature conversion from Celsius to Fahrenheit and gas mark

Grams To Ounces

I would strongly recommend working in grams. However it is useful to know the approximate conversion – particularly when you are used to working in another measure and when purchasing ingredients when grams is not shown on the packet. The table below shows approximate conversions.
grams to ounces conversion table

Millilitres To Fluid Ounces

I would strongly recommend working in millilitres. However it is useful to know the approximate conversion – particularly when you are used to working in another measure and when purchasing ingredients when millilitres are not shown on the bottle. The table below shows approximate conversions.
millilitres to fluid ounces conversion table
Cake tins
Very roughly a square tin holds approximately 25% more than a round tin of the same diameter. If you’re using a square tin where a round tin is stated in the recipe, keep the temperature the same, and turn the cake during baking, as the corners tend to cook faster than the middle.
square to round tin conversion table

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