Cups& Spoons:

Yep, measurements!!

I have to say, I am a wee bit useless with measuring as I tend to chuck it all in.

Not because I can’t be arsed but when i was taught to cook, it was all by taste, smell and look. But I just know by looking how much a cup is and I am not saying that to sound smarty pants skitey but its just an experience thing. I think as well, its that gut feeling. However I do concede to being precise at times and will measure things.

Now please remember these are NZ measurements and we use grams, kilos etc  but i can convert to ounces and pounds if need be!! Weird American measurements nope……..Quarts, gallons etc.

NO, I will not be converting them as I have no idea and have no wish to know what a stick of butter is? How in god’s name can you measure that???

So back to the measurements of the Motherland, well that is after we converted to metric……..

  • 1 cup  liquid 250 mls (x’s 4 equals 1 litre)
  • 1 teaspoon = 5 grams
  • 1 dessertspoon = 10 grams
  • 1 tablespoon 15 grams
  • 1 cup flour 125 grams
  • 1 cup castor sugar 225 grams
  • 1 cup icing sugar 150 grams
We don’t have cups and sticks of butter, we do grams/blocks but a cup of butter is 225 grams according to the baking gods!! 

If you want to be very very precise, then you need to weigh things with scales, because to get really anal about it, then 1 tablespoon of sugar will differ from a tablespoon of flour and butter and so on.

Hope this helps in some way.

Back to taming the yeasty beasties 🙂

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