Stir, then fill the measuring spoon or graduated
measuring cup and level off with a straight-edged
Use graduated measuring cup. Have shortening
at room temperature. Pack shortening firmly
into measuring cup. Level off with a straight-edged
For approximate measure:
4 sticks (1 lb.) = 2 cups
1 stick (1/4 lb.) = 1/2 cup
1/2 stick (1/8 lb.) = 1/4 cup
2 medium = 1/3 cup
2 large = 1/2 cup
3 medium = 1/2 cup
3 large = 2/3 cup
Use liquid measuring cup to prevent spilling.
Pour liquid into cup on table. Have measuring
line at eye level. You do not want to hold measuring
cup because you hand might not be level and you can
get the wrong measurement.
Sift flour through large open sifter (to aerate
it) onto a square of wax paper or into a bowl before
measuring. Spoon the sifted flour into your
graduated measuring cup and level off cup with a straight-edged
knife. Don't shake the cup. This is very
important to ensuring accuracy for your recipe.
Needs sifting only if lumpy. Spoon lightly
into graduated measuring cup. Level off with
a straight-edged knife. Do not knock or tap
If it's lumpy, press through a course sieve; or
heat in slow oven; or crush lumps with rolling pin.
Pack into graduated measuring cup until sugar holds
its shape. Level off with a straight-edged knife.
Sift through flour sifter or press through sieve
to remove lumps. Spoon lightly into graduated
measuring cup. Level off with straight-edged
Fill cup. It rounds up, so level off.
Scrape out with rubber spatula.
Pack raisins, dates, figs., etc., lightly into
measuring cup. Press gently to level off top.
Pack shredded coconut or shelled nuts lightly
into measuring cup until level with top.
Pack lightly into measuring cup. Press gently
until level with top.
Dry Bred Crumbs
Spoon lightly into measuring cup. Level
off. Don't shake cup.
or Grated Cheese
Pack lightly into measuring cup until level with