Different Measuring Techniques for Baking & Cooking

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1.     Measuring cups

2.     Measuring spoons

3.     Millilitre jugs

4.     Scales (grams)


Measuring cups are a very easy way to quickly measure dry ingredients (oats, flour, sugar) for easy baking for beginners. They usually come in different sizes such as 1 cup, ½ cup, ¼ cup, 1/8th cup.

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Measuring spoons are widely used for quick, easy baking for ingredients that are being used small in quantity such as oils, spices, vanilla essence, seeds. These come in a range of spoon sizes such as 1 tbsp, ½ tbsp, 1 tsp, ½ tsp, ¼ tsp, 1/8th tsp.  

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Millilitre measurements are used for baking/cooking where there is a large amount of liquid being used, such as nut milks being used for batters, or stock being used for soups. These can be found as measuring jugs, or in smoothie cup packages.

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Scales can be used for measuring flour/sugar/ butter in complicated baking or cooking such as pastries. There are digital scales and manual scales- digital scales are more popular now and can be used easily.  

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