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
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 🙂