I did a previous post on measuring spoon basics which a lot of people have found helpful. I’ve made three more videos for You Tube. The first one here is for measuring cups. In the next couple of weeks, I will add the second video on helpful hints for measuring cans, and the third video on details for liquid measuring. I’ll also be doing an informational video about measuring with gallons, pitchers, and quarts next month.
Here is the You Tube video for the Measuring Cup Basics. It’s a little over two minutes long. This will be helpful to all beginner cooks or anyone who is new to our unique American way of cooking. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions on something that I can do to help you get set up with your cooking skills.
Measuring Cup Basics
- 1 cup = 8 oz. liquid/wet ingredients = 16 Tbsp
- 3/4 cup = use 1/2 cup once + use 1/4 cup once = 6 oz. liquid/wet ingredients = 12 Tbsp
- 2/3 cup = use 1/3 cup twice
- 1/2 cup = two 1/4 cups = 4 oz. liquid/wet ingredients = 8 Tbsp
- 1/3 cup = 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp
- 1/4 cup = 2 oz. liquid/wet ingredients = 4 Tbsp
- When measuring dry ingredients, do not try to pack the flour down in order to hold more. Just scoop a cup of flour or other dry ingredient. Using the back of a knife, skim across the top, so that it is exactly the amount called for.
- Brown sugar or chopped parsley should be packed down.