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From: "chris troy" <>
Subject: [Sweden] Swedish Baking Measurements and Equivalents
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2002 10:48:25 +0800

>Since 1 krm. is 1/1000
>of a liter it is = 1 cubic cm. by volume.

Yes, that's right. Sounded too big so I measured my measuring spoon (grin)
and it does work out to be 1 cubic centimetre.

>I looked at my American measuring spoons! and they have markings:
>the 1 ml. is the 1/4 teaspoon! So this is your krm.
>These are the markings on my spoons set in ml.:
>
>1 tablespoon= 15 ml = 15krm or 1 msk
>1 teaspoon= 5ml => 5krm or 1 tsk
>1/2 teaspoon= 2ml => 2krm
>1/4 teaspoon= 1ml => 1krm (~one gram of water)

Then the American and Swedish measuring spoons are on the same wavelength,
as the Swedish spoons measure:

1 msk (matsked)(tablespoon) = 15ml
1 tsk (tesked)(teaspoon) = 5ml
1 krm (kryddmt)(1/4 tsp) = 1ml

Some measures you may see in Swedish recipes:

1 kg = kilo(gram) = 1000 grams = 2.2 pounds = 35.3 ounces (avoir.)
1 hg = hecto(gram) = 100 grams = 3.5 ounces (avoir.)
1 l = litre = 33.8 (US) fluid ounces, 2.11 pints (US)
1 dl (decilitre) = 100 ml = 3.38 fluid ounces
1/2 dl = 50 ml = 1.69 fluid ounces
1 kkp = kaffekopp (coffee cup) = 1 1/2 dl approx
1 tkp = tekopp (tea cup) = 2 1/2 dl approx
1 stor msk smr (1 large tbsp butter) = 30 gr (grams) = 1.06 ounces
1 stor tsk smr (1 large tsp butter) = 10 gr = 1/3 ounce
1 msk smlt smr (1 tbsp melted butter) = 15 gr = 1/2 ounce
1 dl smlt smr (1 dl melted butter) = 100ml = 100 gr = 3.5 ounces
1 dl olja (oil) = 100 ml = 90 gr = 3.17 ounces
1 gg (1 egg) = 50-60 gr = 1.7 - 2.1 ounces
1 ggula (1 yolk) = 1 msk = 15 ml
4 ggvitor (4 egg whites) = 1 dl
1 dl vetemjl (wheat/white flour) = 50 gr
1 msk vetemjl = 10-12 gr
1 kkp vetemjl = 75 gr
1 tkp vetemjl = 125 gr
1 dl sttta skorpor (bread crumbs) = 50-60 gr
1 dl strsocker (ordinary sugar) = 85-100 gr
1 msk strsocker = 15-20 gr
1 kkp strsocker = 125-130 gr
1 tkp strsocker = 210-215 gr
1 dl florsocker (powdered/icing sugar) = 55-60 gr
1 msk florsocker = 10-12 gr
1 dl farin (brown sugar) = 70 gr
1 msk prlsocker (pearl sugar) = 15-20 gr
1 dl sirap (syrup) = 145 gr
1 msk sirap = 20-25 gr
1 kkp sirap = 220 gr
1 tkp sirap = 360-365 gr
1 msk vaniljsocker (vanilla sugar) = 10 gr
100 gr stmandel (sweet almonds) = 80 almonds (approx)
1 tsk jsmedel (baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, hartshorn salt) =
2 1/2 - 4 gr
1 dl salt = 115 gr
1 msk salt = 20-25 gr
1 tsk salt = 5 gr

You'll notice that a dl of flour and a dl of, for instance, syrup, have very
different weights. That's because a dl is a measure of volume, not weight.
So you can either measure by the volume (dl) or the weight (gr), whichever
is easiest for you. Personally, I always measure by weight if I have that
option as it is far more accurate, especially when dealing with compactable
items like flour.

Hope the above helps make baking to Swedish recipes a little easier.
Cheers, Chris

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