How to Measure Ingredients (Wet and Dry) VIDEO
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This post on how to measure Ingredients was a long time coming! When it comes to baking, accuracy is everything and could mean the difference between success or failure in a recipe.
Watch the video below and learn how to accurately measure all kinds of dry and liquid ingredients so you can bake and cook like a pro.
We’re sharing all of our tips and tricks with you. Some of these ideas will surprise you!.
Watch the Video Tutorial on How to Measure Ingredients:
Our Favorite Measuring Tools:
Here are our Amazon affiliate links to all of our favorite measuring tools (as seen in this video):
Dry Ingredient Measuring Cups
Wet Ingredient Glass Measuring Cups (with pour spout)
Measuring Spoons (2-sided, magnetic)
Digital OXO Kitchen Scale
OXO Storage Containers
Progressive Flour Bin
Progressive Brown Sugar Bin (clay disk keeps sugar moist)
Avocado Oil Cooking Spray
Converting US Measurements to Grams:
Most baking ingredients in the US are measured in cups, oz, lbs, Tbsp, etc. so if you are looking for a good chart to convert ingredients, this conversion chart from King Arthur Flour is my usual go-to source for quick conversions to and from grams.
If you have a kitchen scale and a recipe provides the measurements in grams, by all means weigh those ingredients for best results. Just be sure to zero the bowl before adding the ingredient.
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How to Measure Ingredients (Wet and Dry)
Tools For Measuring:
- Dry Ingredient Measuring Cups
- Wet Ingredient Measuring Cups, with pour spout
- Measuring Spoons
- Digital Kitchen Scale
Measuring with Dry Ingredients Cups:
Used for anything that does not level itself.
Spoon the ingredient into the measuring cup and level off the top with a straight edge.
To measure packed brown sugar, push the sugar into the cup with your hand. It is packed correctly when you turn it out onto a plate and it keeps the shape of the measuring cup.
Measuring with Wet Ingredients Cups (with pour spout):
Used for ingredients that level themselves
Set the cup on a flat surface and get down to the level of the measuring cup to visualize the fill line.
When measuring stick ingredients (honey, molasses, corn syrup), lightly spray the measuring cup with non-stick cooking spray so they don't stick to the cup and pour easily with little waste.
How to Use Measuring spoons:
Pour liquid ingredients to the top of the measuring spoon.
Dip spoon into spice containers then level off the top with a straight edge for an accurate measure.
How to Use a Digital Kitchen Scale
Used when exact measures are required (i.e. almond flour for macarons, chocolate, fruit)
Turn the scale on, place an empty bowl in the center of the scale and click "zero" or "tare" to zero out the scale so you aren't including the weight of your bowl. Add your ingredients to the bowl until desired weight displays on the screen.
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Q: Did any of these measuring tips surprise you? Let me know if you learned something new 😀