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Cooking Tip: Measure Precisely When Baking

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When baking, please measure! Get out standard measuring cups and measure where measure is called for, this will save you from things going amuck and ensure success.

For dry things like flour, oatmeal or peanut butter (technically not dry, but too lumpy to be wet), use a standard (not cutely shaped) set of dry measuring cups. They are meant to be filled right up to the top and then leveled off with a straight edge of some sort.

For liquids like milk or oil use a liquid measuring cup. They generally have a pour spout and are made to be filled to the measurements on the side of the cup (1/4 cup, 1/2 cup, 6 oz, etc.) rather than being filled right up to the top.

For small amounts, use a standard set of measuring spoons. Using an inexact teaspoon from your drawer to measure baking soda could cause your cake to implode. It might not, but it could, and that would make us both sad.

 

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