Recipes often require that the person making the food or beverage be able to do a variety of conversions. There are numerous common temperature conversions, volume equivalents, and common ingredient equivalents available, for anyone who cooks.
Butter is a common ingredient found in recipes. If the recipe calls for 1 stick of butter, it is the equivalent of 4 ounces, 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup. If the recipe calls for 4 sticks, the measurement is the equivalent of 16 ounces, 32 tablespoons or 2 cups. Chocolate is another common ingredient that is found in recipes. If the recipe calls for 1 ounce, that is the equivalent to 1/4 cup grated chocolate, while 6 ounces of chocolate chips is equivalent to 1 cup of chips and 1 pound of cocoa is equivalent to 4 cups cocoa.
Liquids, such as milk, honey and water, are commonly used in recipes. If a recipe calls for 60 drops, that is the equivalent to 1 teaspoon, 1 dash is the equivalent to 1/16 teaspoon, 1 pinch is the equivalent of 1/8 teaspoon and 1 teaspoon is the equivalent of 1/3 tablespoon or 1/6 ounce.
Temperature conversions are also important for those people who cook. A common conversion is 350 degrees Fahrenheit, which is equivalent to 180 degrees Celsius.Learn more about Cooking