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New Zealand measures

AbbrvNameVolume
tspteaspoon5ml
dspDessertspoon10ml
Tblspntablespoon15ml
cupcup250ml

Temperature conversion

CelciusFahrenheitGas markDescription
100°C225°F¼very slow
125°C250°F½very slow
140°C275°F1slow
160°C300°F2slow
170°C325°F3moderate
180°C350°F4moderate
190°C375°F5moderately hot
200°C400°F6moderately hot
220°C425°F7hot
230°C450°F8hot
250°C500°F9very hot

Weight conversion

30g1 oz
55g2 oz
85g3 oz
115g4 oz
140g5 oz
170g6 oz
200g7 oz
225g8 oz
340g12 oz
455g16oz, 1 lb

Volume to weight conversion

VolumeWeight
1 cup white flour150g
1 cup white sugar200g
1 cup brown sugar150g
1 cup currants120g

Abbreviations

AbbrvName
kgkilogram
ggram
mlmillilitre
°Cdegrees Celcius
ltrLitre (l is standard)

Substitutions

Baking powder

1 tsp baking powder = ⅓ tsp baking soda + ⅔ tsp of cream of tartar

Butter

the same amount of margerine, or
250 g butter = 220 ml oil

Cornstarch

Double amount of all purpose flour

Egg[1]

1 tsp cornflour or custard powder mixed with ¼ cup of water, or
2 Tblsp water with 1 Tblsp oil and 1 tsp baking powder mixed well

Pouring cream

Use an equal measure of evaporated milk

Self raising flour

1 tsp baking powder to one cup of flour

Sour cream

1 cup milk and 1 Tblsp lemon juice or white vinegar stirred through and allowed to stand for 5 minutes to sour

Fan assisted ovens

Fan assisted ovens are usually set approximately 25° C (i.e. approximately 50° F) lower than others and cooking time is reduced by 10 minutes for every hour of cooking time.

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