Measurements and conversions

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Measurements can be a real pain sometimes when converting American low carb recipes to Australian (and vice versa), especially since not many realise their cup and tablespoon measurements are different.


Quick Reference

Here is a quick reference on them as well as conversions for oven temperatures and the commonly used low carb sweeteners, splenda and stevia.

COMMON MEASUREMENTS

Considering this is where most of us get confused lets start of with the differences between American and Australian measurements and then finish with some common conversions:

AUSTRALIAN AMERICAN
Fluid: Fluid:
1 teaspoon = 5ml 1 teaspoon = 5 ml
4 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon = 20ml 1 tablespoon = 14 ml
1/4 cup = 63ml 1/4 cup = 55 ml
1/3 cup = 83ml 1/3 cup = 85 ml
1/2 cup = 125ml 1/2 cup = 115 ml
3/4 cup = 185ml 3/4 cup = 170 ml
1 cup = 250ml 1 cup = 235 ml
Butter Conversions: Butter Conversions:
1 tablespoon = 20g 1 tablespoon = 14g
1/4 cup = 63g 1 stick = 113g
1/2 cup = 125g 1/2 cup = 113g
1 cup = 250g 1 cup = 226g
Common Fluid Conversions: Common Weight Conversions:
1 fluid ounce = 28ml 1 ounce = 28g
16 fluid ounces = 1 pint 16 ounces = 1 pound
1 pint = 473ml 1 pound = 454g
1 Quart = 1 litre 2¼ pounds = 1kg
1 Gallon = 4 litres 1000g = 1kg

OVEN TEMPERATURES

230°F = 110°C (Cool Oven)
250°F = 120°C (Very Slow)
300°F = 150°C (Slow)
340°F = 170°C (Moderately Slow)
390°F = 200°C (Moderate)
430°F = 220°C (Moderately Hot)
450°F = 230°C (Hot)
480°F = 250°C (Very Hot)

SPLENDA AND STEVIA CONVERSIONS

I don't use splenda anymore, but a lot of our old recipes did so use this to help convert them to other sweeteners.

Splenda

1 teaspoon granular 0.46g carbs
1 packet/2 teaspoons 0.9g carbs
25 packets/1 cup 23.2g carbs
1 tablet/1 teaspoon 0.075g carbs
25 tablets/1/2 cup 1.9g
Note: the granular form contains fillers such as maltodextrin, boosting its' carb content far higher than the equivalent amount in tablet form.

Stevia Leaf Powder

1 teaspoon sugar 1/8 teaspoon
1 tablespoon sugar 3/8 teaspoon
1/4 cup sugar 1½ teaspoon
1/2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon
1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons

White Stevia Extract

1 teaspoon sugar dust of spoon
1 tablespoon sugar ½ pinch
1/4 cup sugar 1 pinch
1/2 cup sugar 1/8 teaspoon
1 cup sugar ¼ teaspoon

Making Stevia Liquid:

Dissolve 1 teaspoon of white stevia extract into 3 tablespoons (15ml) of filtered water. Place in dropper bottle and store in fridge. 1 teaspoon of liquid will roughly equal 1 cup of sugar. Please note the stevia cup and tablespoon measures are American.