How to Use Measuring Spoons and Cups?
Hello I’m Shelly Green a master’s student with the Kent State University and in this video
I’m going to be showing you how to use measuring spoons and measuring cups
First let’s talk about measuring spoons. You can measure both liquid and dry ingredients using your measuring spoons
The larger blue spoon is a tablespoon
It can be abbreviated as
TBSP. Or as a capital T in recipes. The smaller
one is a teaspoon. You will see it abbreviated as tsp in recipes
When measuring dry ingredients with your spoons
simply scoop up however much you need and
If the recipe calls for a heaping measurement, simply leave it as it is with a nice domed top. In most cases however
you’ll want to take the back of a butter knife and level it off
This is a measuring cup. You’ll often see the preview in recipes as a capital C. For this one
you’ll simply scoop up your dry ingredients
Pour it in and once again
we want to level this one off. Do it right over top of your canisters. Just in case you miss
Some ingredients, such as brown sugar, you’ll see a recipe call for packed cup
To do that simply spoon your ingredient into your measuring cup and
pack it down with the backside of the spoon until it’s nice and flat
Finally we have the liquid measuring cups. Liquid measuring
cups are obviously for liquids because they have a nice spout that makes them easier to pour
You simply pour in your liquid still looks just about right on the line
And it’s always best to get down on eye level to make sure that it’s right on the line. Otherwise, It’s very easy to get
too much or too little in a liquid measuring cup. And that’s how you use measuring spoons and measuring cups. Thanks for watching
Measuring Spoons Buyers’ Guide
A teaspoon measurement refers to a cooking measure of volume, often used in cooking recipes. The metric system defines teaspoon as 5 ml, which is 5 cm3; and that is 1⁄3 UK/Canadian metric tablespoon. In the United States, the teaspoon as a unit of culinary measure refers to 1⁄3 tablespoon, which is 4.92892159375 ml; so 1⁄6 fl oz, 1⁄48 cup, and 1⁄768 liquid gallon. A teaspoon can be measured using measuring spoons. Especially when it comes to baking, it is vital that you use the exact amounts indicated in the recipes, or it could lead to disastrous results. Using your eye to measure baking soda or salt approximately might result in a cake not rising, or tasting horrible.
Many recipes worldwide use a teaspoon as a unit of culinary measurement. But, a teaspoon does not mean you can use the teaspoon from your kitchen cupboard for measurements. A teaspoon is a very specific measurement, that should be done using measuring spoons. Most recipes also include measurements such as ⅛ teaspoon which cannot be approximated without measuring spoons. Before starting to bake with measuring spoons, you should learn to distinguish between a heaped, rounded, and scant spoon. A heaped spoon requires you to pile as much of the dry ingredients as you can on the spoon. A rounded spoon can be achieved by creating a rounded hump on top of the spoon. For a scant spoon, just fill the spoon right below the brim. These apply to dry ingredients because liquid ingredients usually require a level spoon.
A tablespoon is used as a culinary measurement unit of volume. One US tablespoon is equal to 4 fluid drams, 3 teaspoons or ½ US fluid ounce, which is around 14.8 ml. A metric tablespoon is always exactly equal to 15 ml, which is 0.51 US fl oz. As you can see, it is nearly impossible to accurately measure this amount without the usage of measuring spoons. When cooking or baking with dry ingredients, the recipe may indicate the use of a level tablespoon which is usually measured by filling the spoon and scraping the top surface to be level. In contrast, a recipe may also call for a heaped, rounded, or scant spoon. By piling as much of the dry ingredients as you can on the spoon, you will achieve a heaped spoon. A rounded spoon is made by creating a rounded smaller hump on top of the spoon. A scant spoon requires you to fill the spoon right below the brim.
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