Why Measuring Your ingredient is Important

Measuring Ingredients

Have you ever wonder why professional chefs measure almost every ingredient they use in the kitchen? Even though you see some chef add in a pinch of this or that without measuring it, that doesn’t encourage young chefs or aspiring chefs to follow such practice. Before getting used to what pinch of salt to add, you need to start by measuring ingredients in the kitchen

A Digital Kitchen Scale Maybe Handy

A digital kitchen scale will be very handy for bakers as this enable you to measure any ingredient in ounces, grams or fluid ounces. Measuring your ingredients accurately will improve your baking results

Use Liquid and Dry Cups for Measuring Ingredients

Some kitchen utensils are not compatible with water and flour. While it’s easy to measure liquid correctly and accurately it may be difficult to measure dry ingredients into said cup.

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The kitchen scoops are much more accurate. Just make sure the scoop is level unless the recipe requires otherwise, which means you measure at eye level in a liquid measuring cup.

The cup is a cooking measure of volume, commonly associated with cooking and serving sizes. It is traditionally equal to half a liquid pint in US customary units or between 200 ml and 250ml (​1⁄5 and ​1⁄4 of a litre) in the metric system. Wikipedia

Pack Your Brown Sugar

Brown sugar should always be packed to press out the pockets of air that get trapped among the sticky sugar granules. Packing the brown sugar ensures that your measurements are consistent in all of your baking. Completelydelicious

Cooking without measuring

It looks more easy to cook without measuring than baking without measuring. This, however, requires some practise to do it effectively. My advice is don’t toss a lot of spices to your cooking at a time, taste it first before any additional spice.

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  1. Chef Anselyn

    Wow this is 100% amazing. I think I know why some stuffs don’t come out so right for me… am considering joining you guys

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