I have noticed that most of you are either from Switzerland, Germany or the USA. As probably all of you know the US happens to use different measurements than most other countries in the world. Here in Switzerland we actually only ever use grams and kilos and of course millilitres, decilitres and litres. However here people aren’t really familiar with using cups for measuring out ingredients. Luckily I received a set of measuring cups from the American exchange student we hosted a year or so ago. Ever since I have been switching between using cups and scales to measure my ingredients. I measure ingredients every day, I cook every day and I write down recipes almost everyday so I guess I kind of found out what works for me. That is also why I sometimes reach for cups and scale measurements in some recipes. There are ingredients I prefer to measure with my measuring cups however when something needs to be really accurate such as the amount of flour I add to a cake I prefer using my kitchen scales.
However as I know that there are quite a few of you that haven’t got access to both of those measuring utensils I decided to create a little measuring chart with a couple of my regularly used ingredients.
Before hand I also want to add that I personally think when it comes to chopped nuts or chocolate you add to a cake it won’t really make a difference if you add a few more or less. However if you add a tad too much liquid or a tad too much flour it can drastically my kitchen scales for measuring those.
So here you go, these are a couple of my most used ingredients and when it comes to ½ , 1/3 and ¼ cups, well I assume you all know math…
These are all rough measurements so for the most accurate result just use the measuring tools I recommended in my posts.
- Oats= 100g
- Buckwheat Flour = 110g
- Spelt Flour = 115g
- Pecans = 100g
- Almonds =120g
- Hazelnut =120g
- Cashews =120g
- Shredded coconut = 80g
- 1 cup = 235ml
- ½ cup = 120ml
- 1/3 cup = 80ml
- ¼ cup = 60ml
- 1 tbs = 15ml
So people I hope that this little chart is somehow helpful to some of you. However I still suggest to invest in a set of measuring cups or a kitchen scale if you happen to be lacking any of those two.
For all of you Swiss people you can actually get a set of measuring cups at Sibler aka my favourite shop for kitchen accessories and nope they did not tell me to write this nor does Sibler know that I am even mentioning them. I just genuinely love this shop and I happen to know that they sell measuring cups as well as measuring jugs that show cup measurements as well as the standard ml,l etc.
You can get the Measuring Cups here: Sibler
Otherwise just visit some kind of kitchen ware store the next time you travel to a country that uses cups and you’ll most likely find a cup of super cheap measuring cups there.
As for all of you non-Swiss people I am sure there are plenty of shops that sell either Kitchen scales or measuring cups whatever you happen to be missing.
Have a wonderful rest of the week.