Hey folks! I've learned so many things over the years, especially with cooking (Boy to think when I first got married, all I knew how to do was measure water for Hamburger Helper...hee hee, now you know!)
Of the many things I've learned, using the correct measuring equipment is essential to ensure you get the same results each time you make a dish. This is especially important in baking, as exact measurements are key. I thought I'd share them with you.
For dry (solid) ingredients:
Use a set of graduated measuring cups for dry and solid ingredients. This includes solid shortening, flours, sugars, peanut butter, and brown sugar (which is usually packed down in the measuring cup). For ingredients that need to be packed down (shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar), pack the ingredients firmly into the cups and level off with the straight edge of a knife or spatula.
For wet (liquid) ingredients:
Use a 1, 2, 4, or 8 liquid measuring cup with markings for lesser amounts on the side of the cup. Always make sure the liquid measuring cup is on a level surface, and always read the measurement at eye level. Liquid measuring cups are used for any type of liquid, including melted butter and oil, molasses or syrup.
For wet (liquid) and dry (solid) ingredients:
For smaller amounts of dry, solid, or liquid ingredients, use measuring spoons (teaspoons, Tablespoons, or less) to measure. Now you know! Happy Cooking!
Now you know! Happy Cooking!