To help you perfect your baked products, you need to have the measurement for both dry and liquid ingredients. The correct proportion of ingredients will ensure that your food will taste great with the right density and consistency.
Using measuring spoons and cups
In most cooking shows, you will see professional chefs get some of this ingredient and a pinch of grounded spice. These chefs and personalities seem like they are not measuring the ingredients. However, these people are professional bakers and chefs and usually have measurements of the ingredients beforehand. If you are an amateur baker, it is important that you get into the habit of measuring all of your baking ingredients with the right measuring cups, scales and spoons. All of your ingredients should be measured as accurately as possible.
Dry measuring cups
When you are working with ingredients that are dry, you should use dry measuring cup instead of liquid measuring cups. The main distinction between the liquid and the dry measuring cup is that the dry measuring cup has a flat rim while the liquid measuring cup has a pouring snout. When you measure dry ingredients, you fill the cup to the brim and then scrape off the top using a flat utensil. The flat rim is suitable for making an accurate measurement compared to a lip or sprouts which will not create an even measurement. Dry graduated measuring cups are good for recipes that have larger measurements like in quarts or pints.
Liquid measuring cups
Liquid graduated measuring cups are used in measuring liquid ingredients and are usually plastic or glass. You can view the substance and take an accurate measurement. The main feature of a liquid measuring cup is the lip rim or a pouring spout. There are markings on the side of the graduated cup which helps the baker get the correct measurement. The spout will also enable the liquid to be poured out easily into the mixing bowl.
The measuring spoons are commonly used in residential baking applications but it is also used in commercial bakeries that produce small-scale products. Measuring spoons are usually sold in sets of four or five. They also measure fractions of tablespoons and teaspoons. You can use the measuring spoons when measuring dry or wet ingredients. They work well as long as the ingredients are appropriately leveled off. Wet ingredients are poured into the measuring spoons just before the ingredients spill over, creating a bubble on the top part of the spoon.