MeasuringDO 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
• 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 Equivalents3 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
Tbsp. = tablespoon
Tsp. = teaspoon
Oz. = ounce