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How to Measure Everything …that we use in the kitchen
Correct Measuring Tools, Tips, and Techniques Standard Measuring Tools
1, 2, 4, or 8 cup standard/customary liquid measuring cups
Standard/Customary Measuring Spoon and Measuring Cup Set
No, I mean the spatula! This is a turner or spatula! This is a rubber scraper !
The key tool for accurate measurement of dry/solid ingredients. Straight-Edge Spatula
Do Not Use Coffee Cup SpoonsKnife
Measuring Dry Ingredients Step 1: Hold the cup over your sheet tray. Step 2: Scoop to heaping. Step 3: Level off with a straight edge spatula
The Three Don’ts of Measuring Flour DON’T TAP DON’T PACK DON’T SHAKE
How, when, and why you sift flour 1. 1 c. flour, sifted Measure amount first, sift after. Measure amount first, sift after. 2. 1 c. sifted flour Sift first, measure amount after. Sift first, measure amount after. 3. 1 c. flour Sift together with other dry ingredients as directed in the body of the recipe. Sift together with other dry ingredients as directed in the body of the recipe.
Sugar – to sift or not to sift, that is the question. If necessary to remove lumps from granulated sugar, simply crush with the back of a spoon. Powdered sugar can be “sifted” through a sifter to remove lumps, add air or sprinkle over the top of cakes, cookies or candy.
Measuring Moist (dry) Ingredients Step 1: If the item is sticky, spray the cup with cooking spray. Step 2: Scoop to heaping. Step 3: Pack down firmly. Be sure to work out all air bubbles. Step 4: Level off with a straight edge patula. Step 5: Use a rubber scraper to remove any remaining ingredient.
Brown Sugar Brown sugar will retain the shape of the measuring utensil you use if packed and measured properly.
Other ingredients such as shortening and peanut butter. These ingredients need to be packed into the cup, being careful to remove any air pockets. These ingredients need to be packed into the cup, being careful to remove any air pockets.
Measuring Solid Fats by the Stick Method Butter, margarine and shortening are sold by the stick. The wrappers are usually marked off in teaspoons and tablespoons to cut what you need. OR, pack into a dry measuring cup to remove air bubbles.
Safe Cutting Technique
Stick Equivalents 1/4 stick = 1/8 cup = 2 tablespoons 1/2 stick = 1/4 cup = 4 tablespoons 1 stick = 1/2 cup = 8 tablespoons = 1/4 pound = 4 ounces 2 sticks = 1 cup = 1/2 pound = 8 ounces 3 sticks = 1 1/2 cups = 3/4 pound = 12 ounces 4 sticks = 2 cups = 1 pound = 16 ounces
Measuring Liquid Ingredients Step 1: Place measuring cup on a level surface.
Step 2: Slowly pour liquid into the cup to desired amount.
Step 3: Stoop to check at eye level.
Measuring Small Amounts Step 1: Hold the spoon over wax paper or an extra bowl, away from the mixing bowl to catch any excess. Step 2: For dry ingredients, scoop to heaping, then level.
Liquids will self level.
Step 3: Level with a straight edge spatula. Step 4: Return excess to original container.
Abbreviations to know… Teaspoon - tsp. or t. Tablespoon - Tbsp. or T. Cup - C. or c. Ounce - oz. Minute - min. Pound - lb Quart - qt.
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