Are you an ex-pat from the UK living abroad and craving a traditional Yorkshire pudding with your Sunday roast? Chances are you’ve looked online for the best Yorkshire pud recipe you can find only to be flustered by converting cups and spoons or Fahrenheit and Celsius (C to F or F to C). Well, look no further as Savvy Dad is here to assist with handy conversion tables and tools.
Imagine the scenario, you’ve found the perfect recipe on a British recipe website, but the oven temperature is in Celsius and your oven at home operates in Fahrenheit. You know you have to make the conversion, but you’re not sure exactly how to do it correctly. You give it a try, most likely a best guess, but your Yorkshire puddings come out of the oven burnt and unedible or even worse, flat and colourless.
How to convert C to F or F to C for recipes from other countries.
The difference in temperature measurement can be a real challenge when it comes to baking, especially when you’re used to cooking in a UK oven. The main difference is that many other ovens use Fahrenheit while UK ovens use Celsius.
To convert Celsius to Fahrenheit, you’ll simply need to multiply the Celsius temperature by 9/5 (or 108%) and then add 32. For example, if a recipe calls for 180 degrees Celsius, you would multiply that by 9/5 to get 324. Then, you would add 32 to get 356 degrees Fahrenheit.
It’s also important to note that fan ovens in the UK are different from conventional ovens. Fan ovens cook differently and cook at a lower temperature than conventional ovens, so you might need to adjust the temperature and cooking time accordingly. Often, if you’ve kept it, the user guide for your oven may have a bespoke conversion guide for your specific oven.
Gas Mark, Fahrenheit and Celsius Conversion chart
If you cannot locate your oven’s manual, here’s a handy table of conversions between gas mark, Fahrenheit, and Celsius for some common baking temperatures:
|Gas Mark||Fahrenheit (Degrees f)||Celsius (Degrees C)|
With the help of the chart above you have the knowledge to convert oven temperature and gas mark settings between Fahrenheit and Celsius and be able to bake your favourite recipes in any oven. You’ll be able to make your perfect plate of Yorkshire puddings with ease and impress your friends and family with your culinary skills.
Celsius to Fahrenheit Converter
Common recipes that readers search for on the internet for conversion include pumpkin cakes, cookies, bread, and roasted meat dishes like slow-cooked roast pork. These recipes can come out of the oven overcooked or undercooked if the conversion is not done correctly using the chart mentioned earlier or the conversion tool for C to F above.
If the conversion is accurate and there are still issues with the bake or depth of the cook, it may be that your oven needs servicing and cleaning, or the elements/fan may be starting to malfunction. If you feel this is the case (usually shown by “uneven” bakes), consult an oven engineer or electrician.
It’s worth noting that this conversion chart works both ways, so if UK readers spot a particularly amazing recipe on a US site, they can easily convert using our chart too.
Remember, always double-check the temperature before putting your creations in the oven, enjoy your perfectly baked goods and note whether pre-heating is required.
Example conversion scenario – 350 F to C
Here’s an example using the conversion formula for 350 F Fahrenheit to Celsius C. The formula for converting Fahrenheit to Celsius is simple: subtract 32 from the Fahrenheit temperature and then multiply that number by 5/9. In the case of 350 degrees Fahrenheit, the formula would look like this:
(350 – 32) x 5/9 = 176.6 degrees Celsius
This means that if a recipe calls for 350 degrees Fahrenheit, you would set your oven to 176.6 degrees Celsius to get the same level of heat.
Recipe Example for 350 f to c: Classic American Chocolate Chip Cookies
A classic American chocolate chip cookie recipe calls for baking at around 350 degrees Fahrenheit. However, if you’re using a UK oven, you’ll need to convert that temperature to Celsius. Using the formula above, we know that 350 degrees Fahrenheit is equivalent to 176.6 degrees Celsius. As long as you set the temperature setting to 176.6 degrees Celsius on your UK oven, you’ll be able to enjoy the classic American treat, even if you’re across the pond!
Example Conversion Formula: Celsius to Fahrenheit 200 c to f
The formula for converting Celsius to Fahrenheit is also simple: multiply the Celsius temperature by 9/5 and then add 32. In the case of 200 degrees Celsius, the formula would look like this:
200 x 9/5 + 32 = 392 degrees Fahrenheit
This means that if a recipe calls for 200 degrees Celsius, you would set your oven to 392 degrees Fahrenheit to get the same level of heat.
Recipe Example for 200 c to f: Classic French Croissants
Savvy readers looking to bake up a classic French croissant may find many recipes calling for baking at 200 degrees Celsius. However, if you’re using an American or non-UK oven, you’ll need to convert that temperature to Fahrenheit. Using the formula, table or conversion tool above, we know that 200 degrees Celsius is equivalent to 392 degrees Fahrenheit.
So, the temperature of 392 degrees Fahrenheit would need to be set on an American oven to be able to enjoy the classic French treat alongside a cup of hot chocolate or an Americano.