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Measuring Ingredients Measuring equipment Liquid Measuring Spoons Cups Dry Measuring Cups Measuring
Liquid measuring cups are clear and have a spout for pouring liquids like milk, oil, water or orange juice
Measuring Liquids • Never hold the measuring cup “up” to read. It should be read at eyelevel from a level countertop. • Before pouring the liquid find the measure mark on the side of the measuring cup. • Point to the measuring mark and then pour your liquid to the proper measurement mark.
• Dry Measuring Cups are used to measure dry, moist and solid ingredients Flour sugar • Peanut butter chips Chocolate
• There are four sizes of dry measuring cups: 1 cup, ½ cup, 1/3 cup and ¼ cup • You often need to combine several cups to measure amounts such as ¾ cup (1/2 cup and ¼ cup) • The size of the cup is on the handle.
Measuring spoons are used to measure small amounts of any type of ingredient.
• There are four sizes of measuring spoons: 1 tablespoon, 1 teaspoon ½ teaspoon ¼ teaspoon • The size of the spoon is on the handle. • Combine spoons when needed.
Measuring Dry Ingredients • Always use dry nested measuring cups to measure dry ingredients such as flour and sugar.
Measuring Dry Ingredients • Use a spatula with a straight edge to level off dry ingredients in the dry measuring cups.
Measuring Flour • Flour tends to “pack” in the canister so it is good to stir or whisk it before measuring. • Sifting is also required before measuring flour for some recipes.
Moist Ingredients • Some ingredients are not liquids nor are they dry. They are “moist”. • Moist ingredients are things such as butter, peanut butter, mayonnaise, yogurt and shortening. • Moist ingredients should be “packed” into the measuring cup and leveled with a straight edge spatula to be accurate.
Solid Ingredients • Solid ingredients can be moist or dry. They are in large pieces. • Examples of solid ingredients are: raisins, chocolate chips, chopped onions, chopped nuts, blueberries and sliced celery • When measuring solid ingredients, “shake” the measuring cup from side to level the ingredients.
Remember. . . Accurate measuring is your key to success when following recipes!
Measuring Ingredients Worksheet (Print page, complete and hand in to teacher) Name ________________ Class Period _____ A 1. Name the 3 tools used to measure ingredients in the kitchen. __________________ B ___________________________________________ 2. Name 2 ingredients that are measured in a liquid measuring cup. ____________________________________ 3. What are the 4 sizes of dry measuring cups? __________ __________________ 4. What are the 4 sizes of measuring spoons? ____________ 5. What is used to level off dry ingredients? ________________________ 6. What type of ingredients are “packed” into the measuring cup? _____________ Give an example __________________ 7. Give an example of a “solid” ingredient. ____________________ 8. Liquid measuring cups can be identified by their ___________ which helps to pour liquids. 9. Before pouring liquids into the measuring cup, find the measurement mark on the side of the cup and _________ to it. Then pour to the marked line. • Sugar and flour are examples of ___________ ingredients. _____