At Kootenay Spice we tend to do a lot of doubling and tripling recipes and reducing recipes by half, a quarter and so on. Knowing some quick and easy measurement conversions comes in very handy when we’re doing this.
We’ve made this conversion chart and have it posted inside a few cupboard doors in the kitchen. It is useful for dry or wet ingredients and has saved us from a few close calls. Such as at our wedding when we were multiplying recipes by six to ten. A few times we thought we were right about how much of an ingredient to use, but checked the chart and found we weren’t even close!
The conversions that we tend to use most are 5 milliliters in a teaspoon, 3 teaspoons in a tablespoon and 4 tablespoons in a quarter cup. From these 3 basics, plus a little head math, we can come up with a conversion for nearly any amount.
You’ll want to bookmark this page or print out the image and have it handy in the kitchen. You’ll be surprised how useful it can be!