Measuring Cups And Spoons
”Great selection of measuring cups and spoons including tips on how to measure ingredients correctly using these tools”
Measuring cups and spoons come in a set of about 4 to 5 cups and 4 to 5 spoons, each with a different size. Typically, the cups (for dry ingredients) come in measures of ¼ cup, 1/3 cup, ½ cup, ¾ cup and 1 cup. Measuring spoons, on the other hand, come is measures of ¼ teaspoon, ½ teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, ½ tablespoon and 1 tablespoon. Liquid cups are typically one big cup, with different liquid measures marked on the cup itself.
How to correctly measure cake ingredients using the measuring cups and spoons.
For dry ingredients like flour and sugar, the correct way to measure would be as follows:
It is also important not to tap the cup or spoon in an attempt to level the ingredients measured in a cup or spoon as that will remove air bubbles in the cup or spoon resulting in more of the measured ingredients being added into our baking.
As for butter and other sticky ingredients, use a spoon to fill the ingredients into the cup until packed but leveled.
If a recipe calls for measures of packed brown sugar, fill the measuring cup with brown sugar and use a spoon to press the sugar down. Add more sugar until you get a leveled surface.
As for liquid measures, always use the special liquid measuring cup which has different liquid measures marked on it. The most accurate way to measure liquids would be to read the marking at eye level. Liquids can also be measured using measuring spoons. For this purpose, the same type of measuring spoons can be used for both liquid and dry ingredients.
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