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Conversion Guide

Conversion Guide
1 cup = 250 ml (8 fl oz)
1 Australian tablespoon = 20 ml (4 teaspoons)
1 tablespoon = 15 ml (3 teaspoons)

Note: The recipes in this section use 20 ml tablespoon measures. If you are using a 15 ml tablespoon, for most recipes the difference will not be noticeable. However, for recipes using baking powder, gelatine, bicarbonate of soda, small amounts of flour or cornflour, add an extra teaspoon for each tablespoon specified.

Dry Measures Liquid Measures Linear Measures
30 g = 1 oz 30 ml = 1 fl oz 6 mm = ¼ inch
250 g = 8 oz 125 ml = 4 fl oz 1 cm = ½ inch
500 g = 1 lb 250 ml = 8 oz 2.5 cm = 1 inch


Cup Conversions
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese = 125 g (4 oz)
1 cup grated gruyere cheese = 130 g (4¼ oz)
1 cup plain flour = 125 g (4 oz)
1 cup cornflour = 125 g (4 oz)
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs = 80 g (2-2/3 oz)
1 cup finely chopped parsley = 50 g (2 oz)
1 cup pine nuts = 155 g (5 oz)
1 cup honey = 350 g (11¼ oz)


Oven Temperatures

Cooking times may vary slightly depending on the type of oven you are using. We suggest that you check the manufacturer's instructions to ensure proper temperature control.
  °C °F Gas Mark
Very slow 120 250 ½
Slow 150 300 2
Warm 170 325 3
Moderate 180 350 4
Mod. hot 190 375 5
Mod. hot 200 400 6
Hot 220 425 7
Very hot 230 450 8

Note: For fan-forced ovens check your appliance manual, but as a general rule, set oven temperature to 20°C lower than the temperature indicated in the recipe.


International Glossary
prawns shrimp
red onion Spanish onion
zucchini courgette
red or green bell pepper capsicum
plain flour all-purpose flour
flour that contains baking powder self-rising flour
  

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