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German Recipes Conversion

Conversion Chart - Umrechnungstabelle

Metric Conversion Chart for Cooking and Baking

Conversions for

In German (European) cooking, recipe ingredients tend to be measured by weight, rather than volume (US). If you don't have a Küchenwaage, or kitchen scale, to measure cooking ingredients, here's a conversion chart that can help. The following tables allow you to convert units of weight (grams) to units of volume (tablespoons, teaspoons) for use with the recipes in our collection. There is also a Celsius to Fahrenheit table for oven temperatures.

How to Use the Metric Chart: Find the ingredient you want to measure, and then the English unit you want to convert to. For example, if you want to convert 130 grams of flour to the English system, you first find Mehl on the chart. Go across on the chart to find "HTS" ("heaping tablespoon") and the number of grams in a heaping tablespoon (15). 130 grams of flour = 8.6 heaping tablespoons (130/15=8.6). For larger amounts, use the cups conversion chart (for liquids). Note: These conversions are only approximate measures. For best results use a kitchen scale or a liter measuring cup.

Also see our recipe conversion links below and the German Metric Calculator.

Maßeinheiten - Umrechnungstabelle
Conversion Chart - Weight
Metric Weight to English Volume
KEY to Symbols:
HTS=heaping tablespoon, LTS=level tablespoon, TSP=level teaspoon
Ingredient - Unit of Measure HTS LTS TSP
Backpulver (baking powder) in grams 8 5 3
Butter, Margarine in grams 25 15 6
Grieß (semolina) in grams 20 10 5
Mehl (flour) in grams 15 10 3
Salz (salt) in grams 20 10 5
Wasser, Milch (water, milk) in ml - 15 5
Zucker (sugar) in grams 20 10 5
These measurements are only approximate.
For best results use a kitchen scale.
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Cups Conversion (Liquids)
Metric to US Standard Cups
Note: These are approximate measures
that only apply to liquid measure.
The tables below do not apply to UK or
Australian cups: 1 US cup = 237 ml (milliliters),
1 UK cup = 284 ml, 1 Aus. cup = 250 ml
Metric US Standard Metric US Standard
60 ml 1/4 cup 75 ml 1/3 cup
115 ml 1/2 cup 150 ml 2/3 cup
175 ml 3/4 cup 230 ml 1 cup
Conversion Chart
Metric to English Units
KEY to Symbols:
g=gram, kg=kilogram, l=liter, ml=milliliter
Metric English Metric English
1 g 0.035 oz 10 g 0.35 oz
100 g 3.5 oz 1 l 0.88 qt
500 g 1.1 lbs 1 ml 0.338 oz
1 kg 2.2 lbs 10 ml 3.38 oz
Das Pfund: A metric pound = 500 grams = 1.1 U.S. pounds
Oven Temperatures
Celsius to Fahrenheit
(1.8 x C + 32 = F)
Celsius Fahrenheit Celsius Fahrenheit
100 C 212 F 110 C 230 F
120 C 248 F 130 C 266 F
140 C 284 F 150 C 302 F
160 C 320 F 170 C 338 F
180 C 356 F 190 C 374 F
200 C 392 F 210 C 410 F
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Also see: German Metric Calculator

Web Links - Conversion

Cook's Calculator
A handy online calculator for weight, temperature and volume from Epicurean.com.

German Metric Calculator
A temperature and measurements conversion calculator (this site).

Metric Conversions - Allmath.com
A general conversion site for all sorts of measurements: temperature, volume, etc.

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