# Measuring for Success Abbreviations teaspoon: t. tsp. or teas. tablespoon: T. Tbsp. or Tbls. cup: c. ounce: oz.

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Measuring for Success

Abbreviations teaspoon: t. tsp. or teas. tablespoon: T. Tbsp. or Tbls. cup: c. ounce: oz.

Must Know Equivalents 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon 16 tablespoons = 1 cup 8 fluid ounces = 1 cup 16 ounces = 1 pound Question#1 – How many T.in ¼ c? In ½ c.?

Categories of Measuring Utensils Dry Measuring Cups ¼ cup ½ cup ⅓ cup 1 cup

Typical Ingredients measured Flour Sugar Oatmeal Chocolate chips Rice Shortening Peanut Butter Brown Sugar Dry Ingredients“Sticky” Ingredients

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.

Typical ingredients measured Spices Cinnamon, salt, oregano, etc. Leavening agents Baking powder, baking soda, yeast Flavorings Almond extract Vanilla Dry ingredients...Liquid 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.

3. Overfill Measuring Flour Correctly

4. Level off with a straight edge Measuring Flour Correctly

1. Stir the flour to loosen 2. Spoon into measuring cup. Warning! Do not pack or scoop. 3. Overfill 4. Level off the top with a straight edge.

Measuring Brown Sugar.... the correct way 1. Scoop and pack down2. Holds it’s shape

Measuring correctly means... recipe success!