Measuring and Measurements

Measuring
DO NOT MEASURE ANY INGREDIENTS OVER THE MIXING BOWL.
One of the skills needed to prepare food is measuring. Let’s review some important points about measuring.
Measuring Liquid Ingredients
Use a liquid measuring cup to measure water, oil, fluid milk, juices and syrup.
Measure liquids in marked, clear containers.
Set measuring cup on a flat surface. Check at eye level to make sure the correct amount is measured.
Measured Dry Ingredients
Measure dry ingredients in containers that allow you to level off the ingredients across the top edge.
Use a dry measuring cup to measure ingredients like flour, sugar, cornmeal, dry milk and
solid shortening.
Sift or fluff dry ingredients, like flour, with a fork before measuring.
Spoon dry ingredients into dry measuring cup. Level off ingredients with the flat edge of a knife.

Measurements Equivalents
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
4 tablespoons = ¼ cup
5 1/3 tablespoons = 1/3 cup
8 tablespoons = ½ cup
10 2/3 tablespoons = 2/3 cup
12 tablespoons = ¾ cup
16 tablespoons = 1 cup
16 ounces = 1 pound
2 tablespoons = 1 fluid ounce
1 cup = 8 fluid ounces
1 cup = ½ pint
2 cups = 1 pint
4 cups = 1 quart

4 quarts = 1 gallon

Abbreviations
Tbsp. = tablespoon
Tsp. = teaspoon
Oz. = ounce

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