# Cooking Conversions Confusion  One of the things that I find the most confusing about following recipes from the Internet is the different measurements used. Some are imperial, some in metric and others in cups.  I always want to ask if it is a big cup or a small cup?

This isn’t something that bothers me too much as I am not a strict follower of recipes. I have more of a tendency to use my senses, such as taste, sight and touch, to decide if a recipe is going well or not. I also have enough cooking experience to tell if the processes look right and if the quantities will do what they are supposed to be doing in a dish, whether this is adding flavour, thickening a sauce or changing the colour.

To make things easier for other people who use recipes off the Internet, I thought I would add in this simple guide for cooking conversions.

Volume

• 250 ml = 8 fl oz = 1 cup
• 180 ml = 6 fl oz = 3/4 cup
• 150 ml =5 fl oz = 2/3 cup
• 120 ml=4 fl oz =1/2 cup
• 75 ml = 2 1/2 fl oz = 1/3 cup
• 60 ml = 2 1/4 fl oz = 1/4 cup
• 30 ml = 1 fl oz = 1/8 cup
• 15 ml = 1/2 fl oz = 1 tablespoon

Weights

• 1/2 oz = 15 g
• 1 oz = 30 g
• 2 oz = 60g
• 3 oz = 90 g
• 4 oz = 110 g
• 5 oz = 140 g
• 6 oz = 170 g
• 7 oz = 200 g
• 8 oz = 225 g
• 9 oz = 255 g
• 10 oz = 280 g
• 11 oz = 310 g
• 12 oz = 340 g
• 13 oz = 370 g
• 14 oz = 400g
• 15 oz = 425 g
• 1 lb = 450g

The US cup measurements are more complex for weights as it depends on the ingredient. You can find an easy online guide here: http://allrecipes.co.uk/how-to/44/cooking-conversions.aspx