UK to US mesurments

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Maddiemo

UK to US mesurments

Hello.
This is my first time on here love all the recipes.
I'm having so many problems with the the US cup measurements I have messed so many cookies and cakes up.
Because when I look on line for answer they all different. I can't make head or tail of it. Some say one cup is 4oz others say 8oz. Please can someone put me right.
I bought cups from amazon they said was US but did not work out. I am wheat and gluten intolerant so most recipes are from the US because I cook with almond flour and coconut flour.

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SonyaK

UK to US mesurments

If you look to the Left on this screen you'll see a list with 'Information Centre'.
The 2nd listing is 'easy conversions' which should answer your question.

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Welshcookie

Cups

A cup = 250ml = 8oz. Very simple. Any difference between American, Australian and UK cups is immaterial. Do not try to convert anything, that way leads to muddle and confusion.

There is a variation in spoon sizes, but again it is immaterial.

Just stick to what the recipe says. If it says 2 cups, just measure out 2 level cups.

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Kayb

U.S. Cup measures

Hello Madiemo, cup measurements are simply a ratio; it doesn't matter what size cup you use ( espresso or pint mug) as long as you use the same one for the whole recipe.
I remember my mother using large spoons; not sure whether they were soup, serving or tablespoons; for measuring out dry goods in cakes - and they turned out O.K.
Just get on with using whatever cup you have and enjoy cooking.
Karen

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Kayb

Additional thoughts

Madiamo, I just had a thought that you might be over or underfilling your cups. Brown sugar should be measured packed in the cup; and white sugar, flour and very dry goods should be scooped from the pack and leveled off with the back of a knife. It does make a difference.
Karen

 
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