Measurement of Ingredients

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  • Using the liquid measuring cup, pour the liquid into the cup.

  • Then, bend over so you are on the same level as the measuring marks.

  • The liquid should be right at the mark - not above or below it.

  1. Ingredients such as sour cream, peanut butter, and yogurt are measured using dry measuring cups because they are too thick to be measured accurately in the liquid cups.
  2. Level sour cream and peanut butter with the back of a knife or metal spatula.

  1. Sometimes, butter and shortening packages have a cutting guide on the box or paper. You can use this to cut off an appropriate amount.

Example: Measuring 250 ml (1 cup) of fat

  1. Use a large glass liquid measuring cup at least double the size of the amount of fat you are measuring.
  2. Fill the liquid measuring cup with water to the 250 ml (1 cup) measurement.

  3. Look at eye level to be certain the lowest point in the water is at the 250 ml mark.

  4. Add solid fat below the water level.

  5. Squish the fat to the side of the cup (below the water line) if it will not stay under the water. 

  6. Continue to add the fat until the water level rises to 500 ml mark on the wet measuring cup.

  7. Drain the water and you will have 250 ml of solid fat!