How to Measure..... Dry measuring cups are designed to allow the cook to overflow then level the ingredient off with a straight- edged utensil.
Question?? Why wasn’t cinnamon or salt included in the list of typical ingredients measured in dry measuring cups? Answer...... Because those ingredients are typically used in amounts less than ¼ cup – the size of the smallest dry measuring cup.
Liquid Measuring Cups Liquids are measured in transparent glass or translucent plastic liquid measuring cup with a pouring spout and handle.
Typical ingredients measured. Milk Juice Water Oil Syrups such as... Molasses Corn syrup Rememer “The Rule” The ingredient can be poured and will level itself in the measuring cup. Rememer “The Rule” The ingredient can be poured and will level itself in the measuring cup.
How to Measure Liquids Place measuring cup on a flat level surface. Read the level by making sure you are at level. Note: Read the liquid’s level at the bottom of the meniscus.
What is wrong and why? Answer... Not level Not set on a flat surface.
Measuring Spoons for ingredients less than ¼ cup Tablespoon¼ teaspoon ½ teaspoon teaspoon
Measuring Spoons Measuring spoons are used to measure ingredients less than ¼ cup. They are used to measure both liquid and dry ingredients.
Measuring Fats Fats are ingredients such as butter, margarine, shortening, or peanut butter. 1 # Butter or Margarine = 4 sticks Each section = 1 tablespoon therefore 1 stick = 8 T. = ½ c. Cut here for 1/3 c. Cut here for ¼ c.
Shortening Oil that has hydrogen added to make it a solid at room temperature Measured with dry measuring cupsdry measuring cups Pack down to eliminate air pockets Overfill Level off the excess
Measuring Flour Correctly 1. Stir the flour to loosen
Measuring Flour Correctly 2. Spoon into dry measuring cup. Warning! Do not pack or scoop.