Converting American cups to grams and ounces

Hmm – far from exact, because the American system measures by volume (a 250ml cup), rather than by weight.

Using cup measures has become second nature for my bread making – but I don’t like them for anything else. Anyway, fwiw …

One cup of

  • Flour/Grains …
    • Flour (unsifted) = 155g, or 5½oz [Note: “all purpose flour” = plain flour]
    • Rolled Oats = 90g, or 3 oz
    • Oatmeal = (don’t know)
    • Rice (ground rice or rice flour) = 185g, or 6½oz
    • Rice (whole) = 185g, or 6½oz
    • Barley (pearl) = 200g, or 8oz
    • Bread crumbs = 110g, or 4oz
  • Sugar and Syrup …
    • Brown sugar (firmly packed) = 250g, or 9oz
    • Caster and Granulated sugar = 250g, or 9oz
    • Icing sugar (unsifted) = 125g, or 4½oz
    • Golden syrup, Treacle, Honey
      • 1 tablespoon = 30g, or 1oz
      • 1 cup = 375g, or 13½oz
  • Butter and Oil …
    • Butter
      • 1 tablespoon = 15g
      • 1 cup = 250g, or 9oz
    • Oil = 250ml, 8fl oz
  • Chocolate …
    • Cocoa = 100g, or 3½oz
    • Chocolate chips = 155g, or 5½oz
  • Fruit …
    • Currants, Raisins, Sultanas = 155g, or 5½oz
    • Mixed dried fruit = 185g, or 6½oz
    • Mixed dried peel = 220g, or 8oz
    • Glacé cherries (whole) = 200g, or 7oz
    • Glacé cherries (chopped) = 100g, or 3½oz
    • Dried Apricots (chopped) = 200g, or 7oz
    • Dates (chopped) = 155g, or 5½oz
    • Ginger (crystallised or glace, chopped) = 250g, or 9oz
    • Prunes (chopped) = 220g, or 8oz
  • Nuts …
    • Almonds (whole) = 155g, or 5½oz
    • Almonds (flaked) = 90g, or 3oz
    • Almonds (ground) = 125g, or 4½oz
    • Hazelnuts and Peanuts (whole) = 125g, or 4½oz
    • Hazelnuts (ground) = 100g, or 3½oz
    • Peanuts (chopped) = 150g, 5½oz
    • Pecan nuts (chopped) and Mixed crushed nuts = 125g, or 4½oz
    • Walnuts (chopped) = 100g, or 3½oz
    • Coconut (dessicated) = 90g, or 3oz
    • Coconut (shredded or flakes) = 60g, or 2oz