# Cooking Resources: Cooking Measurement Conversion, Ingredient Substitution, and More

June 10, 2010
Do you have a recipe that calls for a pottle of milk? How about a pinch of salt? The Old Farmer’s Almanac offers cooking resources to help measurement conversion tables, ingredient substitutions, nutrition, and more.

Take pleasure in your cooking and baking and leave the math to us!

### Conversions

I've been watching The Great British Baker and what we need is an ingredient terms conversion list, i.e. Caster Sugar = white sugar, biscuit= cookie, etc. LOL

### Gas oven setting for 180*F

Hi. Thank you for your informative site. I need a very low temperature - 180F in my gas oven to cure a metal coating. How do I get this temperature?

### British Gas Oven Conversion

I enjoy serving Afternoon Tea, but many of the British recipes refer a number for a gas oven. (Ex: "Pre-heat oven to gas number 1.") What would that be in Fahrenheit?

### gas mark for oven heat

Hi, Nancy. Gas Marks increase by 25 degrees F. Gas Mark 1 is 275 degrees F. So Gas Mark 2 is 300 degrees F, and so on.

### When measuring pureed foods

When measuring pureed foods such as pumpkin; applesauce; tomatoes, etc, which type of measuring cup should be used- dry ingredient, or liquid?

### Use a liquid measuring cup.

Use a liquid measuring cup.

### measuring proteins, ie beef,

measuring proteins, ie beef, poultry, pork, fish, and shellfish (fresh and frozen) servings per pound

This would be tremndously appreciated

### Which is bigger? A 9'x13'

Which is bigger? A 9'x13' cookie sheet or a 12' round pizza pan. This is for pizza. Thank you.

### They will both turn out to be

They will both turn out to be about the same size. In recipes, it is often suggested to use a 9"x13" baking sheet if a 12" pizza pan is not available.

### 9x13 cookie sheet depends on

9x13 cookie sheet depends on how big the pizza is

### How to measure egg whites?

How to measure egg whites? How many = 1/2 cup etc.

### 1 egg white = 2 tablespoons 4

1 egg white = 2 tablespoons
4 to 6 egg whites = 1/2 cup

### Conversion chart for high

Conversion chart for high altitude cooking

### I need to know how to make

I need to know how to make fresh pumpkin puree. How long does it take to cook? How do I know when it is the right consistency? what do I need to know about how much to use in a recipe? I want to use fresh instead of preprocessed. What do I do with the leftover pumpkin? Help!!!!!!

### Kathi, the OFA has an article

Kathi, the OFA has an article with instructions: http://www.almanac.com/content... I did this over Thanksgiving and the pumpkin turned out great. Good Luck!