This simple handy kitchen tool will help you convert your favorite recipes by either increasing or decreasing each ingredient. You can double a recipe, reduce it by 25%, multiply or divide, enter fractions, or by any value you need for up to 10 ingredients.
You can convert your recipe however you like in order to increase or reduce servings. Just enter your ingredients and the calculator will automatically adjust as you enter your values.
It works whether you are measuring by pound, ounces, grams, cups, boxes, or any other measure. This will allow you to convert your measurements in cooking a recipe.
What is the formula to convert a recipe?
To convert a recipe you would simply increase or decrease each ingredient based on your needs. To double two tablespoons, you would multiply by 2 and the result would be 4 tablespoons.
How do you convert cooking measurements?
To convert cooking measurements such as tablespoons to cups, you would need to know how many tablespoons are in one cup. We have several calculators to help you convert cooking measurements.
The formula to convert tablespoons to cups is to multiply tablespoons by * .0625. There are 16 tablespoons in a cup. We use .0625, which is the result of dividing 1 by 16.
Using this formula, 8 tablespoons would equal 1/2 cup. 8 * .0625 = .5
This is equivalent to saying that 8 tablespoons equal a 1/2 cup.
How do you convert portion sizes?
In order to convert portion sizes, you would first need to know how many portions are provided in a given recipe. If a recipe provides eight 6 ounce portions and you would prefer to reduce the eight portions to 4 ounces each you would divide 4 (the portion size you want) by 6 (the original portion size in the recipe). Dividing 4 by 6 equals .67, which is the number you would multiply with each ingredient in the recipe.
For example: If the recipe calls for 8 ounces of milk you would multiply 8 x .67 (the percentage that the portion size was reduced). You would now use 5.36 ounces of milk instead of 8 ounces. You would repeat this for each ingredient in the recipe.
How To Convert A Recipe From Grams To Cups
To convert a recipe from grams to cups is a little more difficult, because grams are a measurement of weight whereas cups is a measurement of volume. Ingredients don’t have the same weight-to-volume ratio.
For example, sugar is heavier than flour. One cup of sugar weighs 200 grams but you would need 1.6 cups of all-purpose flour to equal 200 grams. Butter is even heavier, so you would only need .88 cups to equal 200 grams.
The single best resource to find out the weight of ingredient in grams and its equivalent in cups is the FDA’s FoodData Central.
If you are adjusting a recipe because you’ll be feeding a lot of guests, be sure to check out our Cooking For A Crowd calculator.
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