This weight conversion chart should help you with ounce to cup conversion or cup to gram conversion so that whether you live in the UK or America you will be able to follow my recipes and those of other cooks.
Here in the UK we make use of kitchen scales to weigh out ingredients, in either ounces (imperial) or grams (metric). If you live on the other side of the pond you will more likely use a cup as your unit of measurement.
So how do you know how much of an ingredient to use, if the recipe has been created in the "wrong" measurement system?
|Almonds, ground||1||4 oz||100g|
|Almonds, blanched||1||4 oz||100g|
|Apricots, dried||1||5-6 oz||125-150g|
|Breadcrumbs, fresh||1||2 oz||50g|
|Breadcrumbs, Dried||1||4 oz||100g|
|Butter/Margarine/Cooking fat||1||6 oz||150g|
|Cherries, glace (candied)||1||8 oz||200g|
|Chick peas, Dried||1||7 oz||175g|
|Chocolate chips||1||6 oz||150g|
|Chopped nuts||1||4 oz||100g|
|Coconut, desiccated (shredded)||1||3 oz||75g|
|Cocoa powder||1||4 oz||100g|
|Cornflour (Cornstarch)||1||4.5 oz||112.5g|
|Currants, sultanas||1||5-6 oz||125-150g|
|Macaroni (uncooked)||1||4 oz||100g|
|Oats, Rolled||1||3.5 oz||87.5g|
|Peas, Dried split, Lentils||1||8 oz||200g|
|Pine nuts||1||3-4 oz||75-100g|
|Prunes (unsoaked)||1||6 oz||150g|
|Rice, Long grain (uncooked)||1||7 oz||175g|
|Rice, ground||1||6 oz||150g|
|Semolina, ground rice, tapioca||1||6 oz||150g|
|Sugar - Brown||1 (firmly packed)||8 oz||200g|
|Sugar - Granulated/Castor||1||8 oz||200g|
|Sugar, Icing (Confectioners)||1||5 oz||125g|
There is also a difference between the size of measuring spoons between the UK and USA. Herbs, spices and seasonings are often given in teaspoon (tsp) measures, whereas dried yeast and small amounts of sauces are normally shown as tablespoons, usually abbreviated to "tbsp".
One US tablespoon is slightly less than a British one (about 90%). This is only really noticeable once you need about 3 tablespoons of an ingredient, which would be around 2.75 US tablespoons.
There is a bit more difference between UK and US teaspoon measures.
There are just over 4 UK teaspoons in one US tablespoon.