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Measuring Tips for Kids

Measuring Liquid Ingredients

  1. Use a glass or plastic measuring cup with a pour spout to measure all liquid ingredients such as milk, water, juice or oil.
  2. With measuring cup on level surface, bend down so your eye is even with the correct measuring line.
  3. Slowly fill the cup to the correct line.

Measuring Dry Ingredients

  1. Use plastic or metal graduated measuring cups to measure dry or solid ingredients such as sugar, cereal, chopped nuts or shredded cheese.
  2. Use the right size measuring cup for amount specified in recipe. For example, for 1/2 cup sugar, use a 1/2-cup measuring cup.
  3. Fill cup to the top.
  4. Level off with edge of knife or spatula.

Measuring Small Amounts

  1. Use plastic or metal graduated measuring spoons to measure small amounts of ingredients such as salt, spices or flavourings.
  2. Use the right size measuring spoon for the amount specified in the recipe. For example, for 1/4 teaspoon salt, use the 1/4-teaspoon measuring spoon.
  3. Dip measuring spoon into the dry ingredient and level off with edge of knife or spatula.
  4. Or, fill measuring spoon to top with a liquid ingredient. Do not level off.
  5. Do not use eating utensils such as dessert spoons or soup spoons to measure dry ingredients.

Measuring Brown Sugar

Spoon brown sugar into dry measuring cup, packing down and levelling off with back of spoon.

Measuring Flour

  1. Stir flour in canister.
  2. Lightly spoon flour into a metal or plastic measuring cup for dry ingredients.
  3. Use the right size measuring cup for the amount of flour specified in the recipe. For example, for 1 cup of flour, use a 1-cup measuring cup. Do not pack or tap down the flour.
  4. Run the straight edge of a knife across the top of the measuring cup to scrape off any excess flour and get a level measure.