What's in a cup?

I've chosen to use American measurements for the recipes on this website. Below a quick overview of conversions.

Please remember that a cup holds 8 fluid ounces, not 8 weight ounces. A cup of lead will be heavier than a cup of feathers!

1 stick = 8 tablespoons = 115 grams. One tablespoon of butter is 14 grams.

1 cup = 16 tablespoons = 48 teaspoons = 8 fluid ounces or 236 ml.
1/2 cup = 118 ml.

Flour (all purpose)
1 cup = 16 tablespoons = 48 teaspoons = 150 grams.
1/2 cup = 75 grams,
1/3 cup = 50 grams.

Sugar (granulated)
1 cup = 200 grams
1/2 cup = 100 grams
1/3 cup = 34 grams
1/4 cup = 25 grams

Sugar (powdered/icing)
1 cup = 115 grams
1/2 cup =  57.5 grams


  1. I am totally enjoying this blog! My husband and I both are from dutch background so it's been fun to have recipes for some of the food we grew up loving. One "thing" I never had growing up was hachee but I sure plan to make it this weekend. Keep up the great work! Helen

    1. When I was younger I hated hachee because the meat was usually so tough... and you end up chewing and chewing and chewing... ;)

  2. Thanks for so many wonderful recipes! They all come out great and I so enjoy the stories that go with them...One request: I know you have chosen to use American measurements... but, I still feel so much more accurate when I weigh ingredients for baking. Could you consider to give both for future recipes? Thank you, Letty

  3. I live in Canada and am from Dutch background. I enjoy baking and cooking and learned a lot as a child growing up in Holland. I still make a fair amount of Dutch and Indonesian dishes, much to the delight of my wife and kids. I do not use a lot of Amarican measures as I weight most all my ingredients in metric. Thanks for your site, I have used it several times for desserts, cookies and breads. I found your recipes to be very tasty and accurate to what I have been grown up with.
    I have also posted some of my recipes on a dutch site.
    Dirk Schonewille

  4. We , husband and me are dutch and we enjoy you recipes, I just made slavinken and they were so good. Thank you

    Catharina [ toos]

  5. I enjoy this blog very much. I grew up eating potatoes, meat and a vegetable every evening. I also enjoyed delicious pea soup and I was able to reproduce the very taste using your recipe. Thank you. My grandmother made oliebollen every Christmas and these many years later I make her recipe for the family to enjoy.

  6. I'm a half-Dutch Canadian. My mother says that my best half is Dutch, but of course, she's biased! When I was little, my mother often made a quick bread that in her family was just called koek, so that's the only name I know it as. The recipe made 2 loaves, and I remember the main ingredients being applesauce, melted butter (margarine), and the spices included cloves and nutmeg. She used to put candied fruit and peel in one loaf only, because half of us liked it with and other half liked it without! It's delicious buttered and with a cup of tea. Do you know the proper name for this recipe?
    I love your blog, and when I'm retired and have time for such things, I'm going to be trying many of these recipes.
    Thank you!!

  7. Heel leuk om als Nederlandse te lezen wat nu typisch Nederlands is en zo goed geschreven! Compliment van een medeblogster!

  8. I found your blog by searching for a Dutch group in Idaho where I could donate some Dutch language children's toys and books. I will have to try some of these recipes and surprise my family.

  9. I found your blog by searching for a Dutch group in Idaho where I could donate some Dutch language children's toys and books. I will have to try some of these recipes and surprise my family.

  10. Great recipes, but how do I copy them so I can cook them? It won't let me copy and paste.

  11. I am Flemish and had no idea that this blog excited. Very nice and I do recognize many recipes. Well done.

  12. Wat ontzettend leuk om te lezen!
    Hartelijke groet uit Nederland

  13. I am dutch and have been in the States for 46 years, and forgot some of the recipes. I happen to come across this blog the other day looking for Stroop. This is so great, now I can make a lot of dutch foods again. My family is really looking forward to it. Hartelijk bedankt voor al U werk.

  14. i have lived on and off in holland. i find your recipes so exhilirating. i would like to get a copy of your recipes. i live in a country far from supplies but whenever some ingredients are in supply it is more of now-you-see-it-now you-don't or just plain out of stock so to speak. i bake and cook and your recipes are so delightful. so how do i go about it? i am well aware of your rules.

    1. Anonymous, I am glad you enjoy the website! People have printed the recipes (right click on the page), or copied them.

  15. Leuk om zo iets te vinden in de VS, hartelijk bedankt voor uw moeite om de rest van ons te helpen, zal goed gebruiken maken van de recepten.

  16. Ik ben een Hollander en woon all 60 jaar in Australia en maak Oliebollen en Appelflappen voor de laatste 50 jaar(overgenomen van mijn vader). zal uit kijken naar de andere recepten en denk wel dat ik ze een beurt geef om te maken. Eet Smakelijk.

  17. Was aan het zoeken naar Kaasvlinders, stuite op jouw blog. Heerlijk deze recepten. Ik woon al 20 jaar in de USA. Nu kan ik mijn partner hollandse dingen laten proeven.

    Bedankt voor deze blog, zal vaak terug komen.


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