Measurements for Baking and Cooking in Spanish
Determined to crack open your Spanish-language recipe book only to find instructions that look like this?
Don't panic. While this is a typical instruction you'd find in any libro de recetas , or recipe book, what makes cooking and baking instructions like this one so tricky is that some measurements of weight and volume are calculated differently in Spanish-language recipes while others are the same measurements used in English-language ones. In this article, we'll break down all of the measurements you'll need to know in order to turn your pastel de tres leches (tres leches cake) into a scrumptious success.
Working with Liters and Cups
If you're a baker, you know that the slightest miscalculation can ruin your culinary masterpieces. That's why understanding exactly how much a mililitro , or milliliter, is is fundamental to being able to follow a recipe in Spanish. Luckily, as with English, Spanish recipes also use teaspoons, tablespoons, and cups. Let's take a look at the translations for these measurements as well as some useful conversions.
|cup||8 fluid ounces or .24 liters|
|milliliter||1/1,000th of a liter or .03 fluid ounces|
|liter||33.8 fluid ounces|
Now that we have our cheat sheet at the ready, let's take a look at some examples of recipe instructions that use these measurements in context.