Measuring In Baking
Baking is a science and when it comes to science, accuracy counts. Unlike cooking where you can be casual with your ingredients, throwing in a pinch of this or a heaping spoon of that to your recipe, with baking you have to be precise. Any alterations with your Ingredients may affect your result. It is always a good practice to follow the recipe exactly at least for the first time. Feel free to experiment on your next try. Even though measuring your ingredients may not be the only reason why your baking may fail, it can be if you do not measure your ingredients the right way. When measuring you have to understand the relationship between teaspoon, tablespoon, ounces, and cup. For an example if your recipe calls for 2 teaspoons of baking powder and you add 2 tablespoons of baking powder, your end product will definitely be altered. Make sue you are adding the correct measurements according to your recipe. Always 'double check.
How To Measure Correctly
The correct way to measure is to first completely fill your measuring spoon or cup with your desire ingredient, then use the back of a table knife to level off. When measuring liquids, fill your desired measuring cup with the liquid and pour. If you’re using the basic glass measuring cup with the handle, there will be measurement ts on the side. To read the measurements, place your cup on a flat surface and bend down to read the measurement at eye level. It’s good practice to have at least one set of measuring spoons which will be used for both wet and dry ingredients, and two sets of measuring cups. One set will be used for your dry ingredients like flour, and sugar, and the other for your wet ingredients like milk, and oil.