# Measuring Techniques

 When measuring 1 cup of flour, should you pack down the flour? Why or why not? No, because if you pack it down, you will get too much flour and make the recipe dry. Why should you use a liquid measuring cup for measuring water? So that you can fill it to the correct line and have extra space at the top of the cup to prevent spillage. Why should you use a dry measuring cup for measuring sugar? So that you can fill it to the rim and level it off to be sure that you are adding the correct amount. What is the difference between dry measuring cups and liquid measuring cups? Dry measuring cups are filled to the rim and leveled off. Liquid measuring cups are filled to a line and have extra space at the top to prevent spillage of the liquid. When doubling or cutting recipes, why should you convert the measurement to the simplest measuring utensil? You will measure more accurately when you can measure fewer times. Ex: use the 1/4 c instead of 4 tbsp because with the 1/4 c you only have to measure 1 time instead of 4, so there's only 1 chance to make a mistake. Why do you sift flour or other ingredients? Sifting breaks down the ingredients to smaller particles and prevents too much of the ingredient being added to the recipe. At what level should you read a liquid measuring cup? eye level on a flat surface. What utensil do you use to measure 1 cup of flour? dry measuring cup What utensil do you use to measure 1 cup of milk? a liquid measuring cup When measuring 1 cup of brown sugar, should you pack down the brown sugar? Why or why not? yes, most recipes will require it packed because brown sugar is quite thick and generally, you won't get the full amount that is needed if it isn't packed down. Should a coffee cup be used to measure 1 cup of flour? Why or why not? No, because coffee cups are all different sizes and the correct amount of flour will not be obtained. Why should you read a liquid measuring cup at eye level on a flat surface? Liquids appear either concave or convex when looking at them from above or below their surface, so the only way to be sure that you have the correct amount is to read it at eye level. Why is it important to use proper measuring utensils in cooking and baking? In order to be sure that you are using the correct amount of ingredients so the recipe will turn out well every time. Which measuring spoons would you use to measure 1 1/2 tablespoons if you do not have a 1/2 tablespoon measuring spoon? a tablespoon, a teaspoon, and a 1/2 teaspoon Which measuring cups do you use to measure out 1 3/4 cups if you don't have a 3/4 measuring cup? a cup, a 1/2 cup, and a 1/4 cup How can you measure a 1/4 cup of butter or margarine without using measuring cups? use the markings on the wrapper. When measuring 1 teaspoon of vanilla, do you hold the measuring spoon over the mixing bowl while pouring the vanilla into the spoon? Why or why not? No, because you may spill or pour too much and then extra vanilla would be in the recipe. When adding eggs to other ingredients, should you crack them open directly into the bowl with the other ingredients in it? Why or why not? No, because an egg may be rotten, and if it falls into the bowl with the other ingredients, everything will have to be thrown away. When sifting ingredients, do you measure the ingredients before or after sifting and why? You measure the ingredients after you sift, so that you don't get too much of the ingredient. If a recipe requires 5 T and 1 tsp, of sugar, what is a simpler measurement to use instead? 1/3 cup What measuring utensil do you use to measure 1 ounce of milk? tablespoon How do you measure 1/2 cup of shortening using the water displacement method? Using a liquid measuring cup, measure 1/2 c of water. Then add shortening to the water until the water reaches the 1 c level. Pour off water. Authorsmileitskendall7 ID129793 Card SetMeasuring Techniques Descriptionmeasuring techniques Updated2012-01-23T22:16:55Z Show Answers