Thursday, September 16, 2010

Measuring Up! With Measuring Cups

Accurately measuring dry ingredients leads to success.

  • Measuring cups are usually plastic or metal.
  • Measuring cups come in a set in the following sizes: 1 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup and 1/4 cup.
  • (Tip: Other in-between sizes are also available: 3/4 cup, 2/3 cup, and are handy to have.)
Measuring cups are used to measure dry ingredients such as sugar and flour.
To measure sugar see below:
  1. Choose the measuring cup size your recipe calls for.
  2. Dip the measuring cup into the sugar container.
  3. Hold the measuring cup over the sugar container to catch spills while you measure.
  4. Choose a kitchen knife with a straight edge.
  5. Level off the sugar with the straight edge of the knife by dragging the edge of the knife across the top of the cup. The excess sugar will fall back into the container. You've just measured a perfect cup of sugar!

Measuring brown sugar and measuring flour requires a slightly different
technique-see links.
Now that we've covered measuring cups let's learn about measuring spoons!


  1. Hey Sherri! I remember that bean chowder. I really liked it too. Will give it a try. Love, Karen

  2. Thanks for the comment Sis! I hope you like it. *smile* Sherri