DO NOT MEASURE ANY INGREDIENTS OVER THE MIXING BOWL.
One of the skills required for food preparation is measuring. Let's review some key points about measurements.
Measuring Liquid Ingredients
- Use a liquid measuring cup to measure water, oil, fluid milk, juices and syrup.
- Measure liquids in marked, clear containers.
- Place the measuring cup on a flat surface. Check at eye level to make sure you are measuring the correct amount.
Measured Dry Ingredients
- Measure the dry ingredients in the container so that you can smooth the ingredients off the top edge.
- Use a dry measuring cup to measure ingredients such as flour, sugar, cornmeal, milk powder, and solid shortening.
- Use a fork to sift or fluff dry ingredients such as flour before measuring.
- Spoon dry ingredients into a dry measuring cup. Use the flat side of a knife to smooth out the ingredients.
- 3 tsps = 1 tbsp
- 4 tbsps = ¼ cup
- 5 ⅓ tbsps = ⅓ cup
- 8 tbsps = ½ cup
- 10 ⅔ tbsps = ⅔ cup
- 12 tbsps = ¾ cup
- 16 tbsps = 1 cup
- 16 oz = 1 lb
- 2 tbsps = 1 fluid oz
- 1 cup = 8 fluid oz
- 1 cup = ½ pt
- 2 cups = 1 pt
- 4 cups = 1 qt
- 4 qts = 1 gal