Many people from the UK find it difficult to bake using American recipes. This is because people in the UK weigh out all of their ingredients on a scale instead of using measuring cups. In fact, weighing out your ingredients is much more accurate than using measuring cups. Since moving to the UK I’ve started using a scale to weigh out my ingredients in order to follow the recipes here. I highly recommend that my readers in North America go out and purchase a scale. They are really easy to use, and they result is a lot less clean up since you can weigh out all of your ingredients in one bowl. I’d recommend getting a scale that can measure both liquid and dry ingredients, and that can also be switched from US to Metric at the push of a button. A scale that does this will allow you to easily calculate your ingredients from ounces to grams. In case you don’t have measuring cups or a scale, I’ve put together the charts below in order to help you. I’ve also put together a few conversion charts for general baking as well as a some ingredient and food translations available here.
Note: 1 Stick of butter = 115 grams
More conversion charts coming soon….