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After moving to the Dominican Republic we found that many of the things we like to eat are either not available in the area we live, are of low quality, or are very expensive. Baked goods pretty much top the list. So now my wife is making many of the things that we used to easily buy.
In the US she mostly worked with quantity measurements like cup, teaspoon and tablespoon. Many of the online recipes she finds are in weight i.e. grams. This morning I’ve been collecting many of the conversions that she most commonly uses so she can have a chart in the kitchen and thought I’d share it with you.
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- Dominican Hot Chocolate Recipe
- Mamey Sapote Smoothy recipe
- Dominican Tostonis Recipe
- Dominican Arepitas Recipe
- Dominican Habichuelas Recipe
Common Cooking Conversions
- Butter Conversion.
Amount: 1 teaspoon (tsp) of butter
Equals: 4.73 grams (g) in butter
- Table Salt Conversion.
Amount: 1 gram (g) of table salt
Equals: 0.18 teaspoons (tsp) in table salt
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda is 4.8 grams
- Baking powder 1 tsp. = ⅛ oz = 3.5g
- 5 grams of vanilla in one teaspoon
13 grams of vanilla extract in 1 tablespoon
- Active Dry Yeast Conversion.
Amount: 1 teaspoon (tsp) of active dry yeast
Equals: 2.83 grams (g) in active dry yeast
- Breadcrumbs, dried 1 cup = 125 g
- Breadcrumbs, fresh 1 cup = 60 g
- Butter, margarine 1 cup = 250 g or 1½ tablespoons = 30 g
- Cheese, grated 1 cup = 125 g
- Coconut 1 cup = 90 g
- Dried fruit 1 cup = 160 g
- Flour 1 cup = 125 g
- Jam, honey 1 tablespoon = 30 g
- Nuts, chopped 1 cup = 125 g
- Rice, split peas, tapioca 1 cup = 200 g
- Rolled oats 1 cup = 80 g
- Sugar, white 1 cup = 250 g or 1½ tablespoons = 30 g
- Sugar, raw 1 cup = 180 g
- Sugar, brown or icing 1 cup = 150 g
Oven temperature Conversion Celsius to Fahrenheit
- 110 °C = 225 °F
- 130 °C = 250 °F
- 140 °C = 275 °F
- 150 °C = 300 °F
- 170 °C = 325 °F
- 180 °C = 350 °F
- 190 °C = 375 °F
- 200 °C = 400 °F
- 220 °C = 425 °F
- 230 °C = 450 °F
- 240 °C = 475 °F
While there are quite a few good sites where you can get conversion information from one of the ones I found to be most useful was Traditional Oven
As you go through our Dominican Recipes section on this site you will also find quite a few recipes for food you frequently find in the States but is harder to find here in the DR.