Conversion guides

Use these guides to help you get the best from your cooking. Remember to stick to either imperial or metric when you're making a recipe - don't mix the two.

Please note that Good Food recipes are tested to work in imperial and metric measures.

Sugar temperature guide

Firm ball125256
Hard ball138280
Soft crack151304
Hard crack168336

Cake tin sizes

As a rule of thumb, a square tin holds about 25% more than a round tin of the same size. If you're using a square tin for a round tin recipe, keep the temperature the same, and turn the cake during baking, as the corners tend to cook faster than the middle.

Approximate conversions

Round tinSquare tin
6 inch (15cm)5 inch (13cm)
8 inch (20cm)7 inch (18cm)
9 inch (23cm)8 inch (20cm)
11 inch (28cm)10 inch (25.5cm)

Oven temperature guide

 Electricity °CElectricity (fan) °CGas Mark
Very cool11090¼
Moderately hot1901705
Very hot2402209

Volume conversion

Weight conversion

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