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How To Read Symbols

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Customary Terms
Metric Symbols
t.

teaspoon

mL

millilitre

T.
tablespoon
L
litre
c.
cup
g
gram
pkg.
package
kg
kilogram
pt.
pint
°C
degrees Celsius
qt.
quart
mm
millimetre
oz.
ounce
cm
centimetre
lb.
pound

°F

degrees Fahrenheit
in.
inch

 

How To Read Symbols

Cooking Pans and Casseroles
Customary
Metric
Iqt.
1L
2qt.
2L
3qt
3 L

 

Oven Cooking Guides
Fahrenheit
Oven Heat
Celsius
°F
.
°C
250-275
very slow
120-135
300-325
slow
150-165
350-375
moderate
177-190
400-425
hot
200-220
450-475
very hot
230-245
475-500
hottest
250-290

 

Use this candy thermometer guide to test for doneness:
Fahrenheit
Test
Celsius
°F
.
°C
230-234
Syrup: Thread
100-112
234-240
Fondant/Fudge: Soft Ball
112-115
244-248
Caramels: Firm Ball
118-120
250-266
Marshmallows: Hard Ball
121-130
270-290
Taffy: Soft Crack
132-143
300-310
Brittle: Hard Crack
149-154

 

Guide To Aproximate Equivalents
Customary
Metric

ounces;
pounds

cups
tablespoons
teaspoons
mililitres

grams;
kilograms

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1 mL
1g
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2 mL
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1 t.
5 mL
.
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2 t.
10 mL
.
½ oz.
.
1 T.
3 t.
15 mL
15 g
1 oz.
.
2T.
6 t.
30 mL
30 g
2 oz.
¼ c.
4 T.
12 t.
60 mL
.
4 oz.
½ c.
8 T.
24 t.
125 mL
.
8oz.
1 c.
16 T.
48 t.
250 mL
.
2.2 Ib.
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.
.
.
1kg

Keep in mind that this is not an exact conversion, but generally may be used for food measurement.

GUIDE TO PAN SIZES
Baking Pans
Customary:
Metric:
Holds:
Holds (Metric):
8-in. pie
20-cm pie
2c.
600 mL
9-in. pie
23-cm pie
1qt.
1 L
10-in. pie
25-cm pie
1 ¼ qt.
1.3 L
8-in. pie
20-cm round
1qt.
1 L
9-in. pie
23-cm round
1 ½ qt.
1.5 L
8-in. square
20-cm square
2 qt.
2 L
9-in. square
23-cm square
2 ½ qt.
2.5 L
9 X 5 X 2-in. loaf
23 X 13 X 18-cm loaf
2 qt.
2L
9-in. tube
23-cm tube
3 qt.
3 L
10-in. tube
25-cm tube
3 qt.
3L
10-in. Bundt
25-cm Bundt
1qt.
1 L
9 X 5 in.
23 X 13 cm
1 ½ qt.
1.5 L
10 X 6 in.
25 X 16 cm
3 ½ qt.
3.5 L
13 X 9 X 2 in.
33 X 23 X 5 cm
3 ½ qt.
3.5 L
14 X 10 in.
36 X 25 cm
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cookie tin
15 ½ X 10 ½ X 1 in
39 X 25 X 3 cm
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jelly roll