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Weights & Measures

Weights & Measures

Weights and Measurements

New Zealand Standard metric cup and spoon measures are used in all recipes.

All measurements are level.

Easy measuring - use measuring cups or jugs for liquid measures and sets of 1 cup, ½ cup, ⅓ cup and ¼  cup for dry ingredients.

Brown sugar measurements - are firmly packed so that the sugar will hold the shape of the cup when tipped out.

Eggs - No. 6 eggs are used as the standard size.

 

 Abbreviations

L = litre

ml = millilitre

cm = centimetre

mm = millimetre

g = gram

kg = kilogram

˚C = degrees Celsius

 

Standard Measures

1 cup = 250 millilitres

1 litre = 4 cups

1 Tbsp = 15 millilitres (Note an Australian Tbsp is 20ml)

1 dessertspoon = 10 millilitres

1 tsp = 5 millilitres

½ tsp = 2.5 millilitres

¼ tsp= 1.25 millilitres

 

Approximate Metric / Imperial Conversions  

Weight

30g = 1 ounce

120g = 4 ounces

240g = 8 ounces

450g = 1 pound

 

Volume

1kg = 2¼ pounds

1 litre = 1¾ pints

 

Measurements 

2.5cm = 1 inch

20cm = 8 inches

30cm = 12 inches

 

Weights and Measures 

Item

Measure

Weight

Brown sugar (firmly packed) 1 cup 200g
Brown sugar (loosely packed) 1 cup 125 - 150g
Butter 2 Tbsp 30g
Cocoa 4 Tbsp 25g
Coconut 1 cup 75g
Cornflour 4 Tbsp 25g
Cream ½ pint 300ml
Dried fruit (currants, sultanas etc) 1 cup 150–175g
Egg (standard size 6)   53g
Flour 1 cup 125g
Fresh breadcrumbs 1 cup 50g
Gelatine 4 Tbsp  25g
Golden syrup 1 Tbsp 25g
Grated cheese (firmly packed) 1 cup 100g
Icing sugar  1 cup 150g
Milk 1 cup 250ml
Nuts 1 cup 125–150g
Oil 1 Tbsp 15ml
Sago rice 2 Tbsp 25g
Sago rice 1 cup 200g
Salt 2 Tbsp 25g
Sour cream 1 cup 250g
White sugar 2 Tbsp 30g
White sugar 1 cup 225g
Wholemeal flour 1 cup 150g

 

Before and After Equivalent Measures 

⅓ cup  uncooked rice = 1 cup cooked rice
⅓ cup  uncooked pasta = 1 cup cooked pasta
2–3  chicken pieces = 1 cup cooked chicken
100g cheese = 1 cup grated cheese
75g  mushrooms = 1 cup sliced = ½ cup cooked
4 toast  slices bread = 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
200g  (two) potatoes = 1 cup mashed potato
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