In the digital era, finding food recipes is as easy as it can be. Regardless of that, they often come with various writing styles. Most recipes, for example, will use grams as their measurement unit. However, there are also many other recipes which use other units, such as cup, glass, and spoon. Knowing that these different writing styles may confuse you, this has become the perfect time for you to take note on the conversion of measurement equivalents in recipes below.
1. Common Abbreviations in Recipes
You’ve probably known by now that measurement equivalents in recipes always come in abbreviations. Well, below is a complete list, starting from tbsp (tablespoon) to ml (mililiter). Aside from below abbreviations, in Indonesia, there are also other common terms, such as ‘bh’ (buah). The word ‘buah‘ here not only refers to fruits. Ingredients that can be measured in pieces use these terms. There are also terms that are not to be misunderstood, such as scp (enough/secukupnya), lbr (sheets/lembar), ltr (litre), and oz (ounce).
2. Tablespoon Conversion to Grams
For some beginners, measuring the size of a spoon may be quite tricky, especially knowing that there are two terms that are equally common, namely tablespoons (sdm) and teaspoons (sdt). Instead of trying to differentiate one from the other, you can easily convert them to grams first and use a scale. Here are the equivalents, and don’t forget to add these too: 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder (7 grams), 1 tablespoon of cornstarch (8 grams), 1 tablespoon of brown sugar (10 grams), 1 tablespoon of tapioca flour (15 grams), and 1 tablespoon of rice flour (15 grams).
3. Cup Conversion to Grams
The unit of cup is arguably pretty confusing for beginners. What is meant by a cup anyway? Originally, a cup equaled one serving glass. However, due to the different sizes of glasses nowadays, it now simply refers to a measuring cup. Still unsure about it? Simply convert it to grams. One thing to note, though, is that the cup size of each ingredient can be quite different from one another. So, just remember the following list, and additionally these: 1 cup of oatmeal (90 grams), 1 cup of cocoa powder (112 grams), 1 cup of brown sugar (140 grams), 1 cup of almonds (170 grams), 1 cup of raisins (190 grams).
4. Other Measurement Units to Grams
Besides cup, many recipes out there also use the measurement unit of glass. A glass, in this case, refers to a drinking glass in general which has an elongated oval shape. For more details on how to convert to grams, check the picture below. Another fairly common unit in recipes is the size of eggs. The measurement is listed as following: 1 kg of eggs usually consists of 16 eggs, which means 1 egg is approximately 62 grams. Aside from that, 1 egg yolk equals 16 grams, while 1 egg white is 46.5 grams.
5. Liquid Equivalents
In addition to solid ingredients, during the process of baking, sometimes you also need to determine the unit of liquid used. The easier way to measure it is by using millilitre. This may be applied to water, milk, or even juice. If you see it measured in tablespoon or cups, you can simply convert it to grams. Take a look at the image below for a thorough list on it. However, you can also use a measuring cup with millilitre and cup unit in it.So, those are some measurement equivalents in recipes that you can save for further reference. This further proves that cooking or baking is pretty doable, doesn’t it? Especially with Pondan! Not only they are easy to make, but a measurement conversion table is also now provided! The question is, what are you waiting for? Come, try our complete recipes on Instagram @kreasipondanid. No worries are guaranteed.