How to Measure Ingredients


The Just A Pinch Test Kitchen shows how to properly measure ingredients.

To measure liquids, use a glass measuring cup.
To measure liquids, use a glass measuring cup.

Always read liquid measurements at eye level on a flat surface.
Always read liquid measurements at eye level on a flat surface.

For sticky ingredients, coat the inside of the measuring cup with non-stick...
For sticky ingredients, coat the inside of the measuring cup with non-stick cooking spray.

Pack brown sugar into a measuring cup to get an accurate measurement.
Pack brown sugar into a measuring cup to get an accurate measurement.

Use a knife to scrape extra flour off measuring cup.
Use a knife to scrape extra flour off measuring cup.

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3 Comments
femvet
D Downs - Jun 25, 2017
Don't do the Martha Method of measuring flour. Pour the flour in. The most accurate way is to weigh the flour. Martha doesn't get it. I bought her first book and it burned and crashed. Still have it as an example of how not to do things. LOL.
Bonnie_Carpenter
Bonnie Carpenter - Jan 6, 2017
Yeah, I agree with Karen. I weigh everything. I have even started marking the weights in grams on my containers. Brown sugar is a pinch to weigh out. So much easier and less items to wash.
krnmerritt
Karen Merritt - Sep 25, 2016
I have started weighing flour requirements. So much easier!