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Baking Tips: Learn How To Measure

Learn How To Measure

I know we have all been there where someone gives you a recipe and it’s written in “approximates”. Ugh 😑 I know. Such as: “Add about a pinch of this. Or Approximately add 1 cup of sugar.” Like is it 1 cup of Sugar or not!!! It’s so frustrating. As you know for a pastry chef, an at home baker or even a hobby cake decorator measuring ingredients carefully is a must. Actually weighing your ingredients is almost the most important thing when it comes to baking. I suggest weighing your ingredients with an electronic scale or a weight scale for more precise numbers. But liquid measuring cups and measuring spoons 🥄 also have there place in the kitchen.

Now in the professional baking community measurements are usually given in ounces or grams.  Some may even use pints, grams, kilograms or liters in describing measurements, which I know can be difficult for us United States residents. But do remember in any case converting from U.S. to Metric or vise versa rounding numbers up or down can disturb the recipe formulas.

Since it’s sometimes hard to know how to convert below I will give you formulas for quick conversion.

ounces to grams

For solid masses like sugar, butter and shortening

To convert ounces to grams, multiply by 28.35. To convert grams to ounces, divide by 28.35

 

pounds to kilogram

 

To convert pounds to kilograms, multiply by  0.454. To Convert Kilograms to pounds, divide by 0.454

 

teaspoon/tablespoon

 

To convert ounces to milliliters, multiply by 29.57. To convert milliliters to ounces. divide the number of milliliters by 29.57

 

 

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