Content of the material

- Why is the precise measuring of a shot of alcohol important?
- Video
- Should flour be sifted before measuring?
- OATS
- Tips For Measuring Accurately
- Use dry and liquid measuring cups:
- Avoid air pockets:
- Use a scale:
- Manage sticky ingredients:
- SEMI-LIQUIDS
- FAQ
- What is an eighth of a cup?
- 2% of 2 cups
- How many cups is 8 tbsp
- How many tablespoons in an eighth of a cup
- 8th of a cup
- How much is an eighth of a cup
- How much is 4 cups
- How many tablespoons in a cup
- Tablespoons in a cup
- Tbsp to cup
- How many tbsp in a cup
- Tablespoons to cups
- Do 2 tsp make 1 tbsp?
- What is 1 12th of a cup?
- Does 8 tbsp equal 1 cup?
- How do you measure 1/8 of a cup?
- What is 1/8 of a cup in tablespoons?
- What are three eights of a cup?
- Does 8 tbsp equal 1 cup?
- Do 2 tsp make 1 tbsp?
- Do 16 tbsp equal 1 cup?
- What is 10 tablespoons equal to in cups?
- What is 1 tablespoon equal to in cups?
- How many tablespoons are in a cup?
- Fluid Ounce to Metric Conversions
- How to Measure a Cup Without a Measuring Cup
- How many tablespoons are in a dry cup?

## Why is the precise measuring of a shot of alcohol important?

Well, as I already said, you might want to make a cocktail accurately, or you merely want to keep your drink within the legal limit.

This leads us to another question: Does one-shot equal one legal “drink”? Is it less or more than that? Are you allowed to drink more, or you have already overdone it and need to take a taxi on your way back home?

After we answer the question of how many ounces in one shot, I will also offer some advice on what to do when you need to measure one shot of drink accurately, and there is no measuring shot glass to be found.

Stay tuned and be one step closer to becoming a cocktail master and impressing your lady guests.

## Video

## Should flour be sifted before measuring?

The Right Time to **Sift**. Does it really matter if you **sift** your **flour before** you **measure** it or after? In a word: Yes. When a recipe calls for “1 cup **sifted flour**,” the **flour should** be **sifted before measuring**; whereas “1 cup **flour**, **sifted**” **should** be **sifted** after **measuring**.

## OATS

Make sure you are using the correct type of oats that your recipe calls for. To measure oats, use the same spoon & level method that you use for flour.

Whole oats and quick oats are different and depend on the cut of the oat. I most often use old-fashioned whole rolled oats in recipes like granola, oatmeal bars, and oatmeal cookies. Quick oats are finely chopped whole oats that have a more powdery consistency. When a more powdery, fine oat is ideal in a recipe, I use quick oats. To avoid having two different types of oats on hand in my baking supplies, I make my own quick oats from whole oats. This is very easy: pulse whole oats in a blender or food processor about 5-10 times to break them up to reach the quick oat consistency.

## Tips For Measuring Accurately

### Use dry and liquid measuring cups:

Even though you can use estimates and replacements for your measuring cups, it’s best to have them. Also, get the specific cup for each type of measurement.

Furthermore, make sure your scoops are level for dry ingredients. Also, don’t scoop powdery ingredients such as flour. Instead, use spoons to fill the measuring cups. But you can scoop directly for heavier ingredients like salt.

For liquid measurements, the lower meniscus of the liquid should touch your exact mark for accuracy. A meniscus is the shape of the surface of a liquid within a container. Also, the shape is not flat at the edges of the container but looks as though it climbs up at the edges.

### Avoid air pockets:

When using ingredients, make sure there are no air pockets during measurements. For ingredients like brown sugar that’s mostly moist, don’t just scoop. Instead, make sure you pack it down to avoid air pockets.

You can pat it with the back of a spoon till it reaches the top. Then level it out. If you pack it properly, the brown sugar will look like the shape of the cup when you remove it.

### Use a scale:

A scale is a good source of accurate measurements, and it’s simple to use. Also, it gives you the ability to measure in grams, milliliters, ounces, or fluid ounces. It’s a good option if you bake a lot. You’ll likely get more consistent results when you measure your ingredients with it.

### Manage sticky ingredients:

Sticky ingredients (like peanut butter and honey) can get messy when you measure them. It’s best to prepare your measuring cups or spoons by dipping them in hot water or vegetable oil. Then measure the ingredients without drying them.

You can also use cooking spray. Use it to coat your measuring cup before measuring. That way, you’ll get accurate measurements, and the ingredients will come off easily.

## SEMI-LIQUIDS

The semi-liquids I’m referring to here are ingredients like sour cream, yogurt, peanut butter, applesauce, mashed banana, etc. Measure these semi-liquid ingredients in dry measuring cups. They are too thick to be accurately measured in liquid measuring cups. Spoon & level, like you do with sugar or flour, then use a rubber spatula to help release the ingredients into the mixing bowl.

**What about butter?**Butter is usually sold in sticks, either 1/2 cup (8 Tablespoons) sticks or 1/4 cup (4 Tablespoons) sticks. This makes measuring very convenient– simply slice off however much you need in a recipe. If your butter isn’t in stick form, use a dry measuring cup to measure it. If a recipe calls for melted butter, measure the butter in its solid state, then melt it.

## FAQ

### What is an eighth of a cup?

An eighth of a cup equals **1/8 of a cup**. Using the right type of measuring cup can determine the outcome of the recipe you are making. Likewise, it is tough to fit the exact amount of a liquid in a dry measuring cup without spilling it over the sides

### 2% of 2 cups

2% of 2 cups equals 1/5 for each cup. The **cup** is a cooking measure of volume, commonly associated with cooking and serving sizes. It is traditionally equal to one-half US pint (236.6 ml), or an amount between 200 ml and 250 ml (^{1}⁄_{5} and ^{1}⁄_{4} of a liter) in the metric system, which may vary due to location.

### How many cups is 8 tbsp

8 Tablespoons equal ½ cup. A cup filled by dipping a cup into a container can weigh as much as 50% more than a cup filled by sifting flour into it!

### How many tablespoons in an eighth of a cup

2 tablespoons equals an eighth of a cup. If you insist on measuring dry ingredients by volume, the trick is to make sure to practice until you can accurately scoop a cup of flour that weighs the same five ounces each and every time

### 8th of a cup

The 8th of a cup equals 2 tablespoons. A United States tablespoon is approximately 14.8 ml (0.50 US fl oz), a United Kingdom and Canadian tablespoon is exactly 15 ml (0.51 US fl oz),and an Australian tablespoon is 20 ml (0.68 US fl oz). The capacity of the utensil (as opposed to the measurement) is defined by neither law nor custom, and it may or may not significantly approximate the measurement.

### How much is an eighth of a cup

An 8th of a cup equals 1/8 of 2 tablespoons, or 1 fl oz. In most places except Australia, one tablespoon equals three teaspoons—and one US tablespoon is 14.8 ml (0.50 US fl oz) or 15 ml (0.51 US fl oz).

### How much is 4 cups

4 cups equal 64 tablespoons, which is the same as 946 ml. Remember that each cup equals 16 tablespoons, and 1 tablespoon equals 15ml. Also remember to check specially for each ingredient sugar, oil, butter, flour, powder sugar.

### How many tablespoons in a cup

16 tablespoons make a cup. And 16 tablespoons make 1 miiliter, which is less than an ounce!

### Tablespoons in a cup

A cup equals 16 tablespoons, and a cup equals 946 ml, which means that 946 ml equals 32 oz.

### Tbsp to cup

16 tbsp equals 1 cup. 1 tablespoon equals tree teaspoons. There is no tablespoon at hand? Well, 1 cup equals 48 teaspoons.

### How many tbsp in a cup

16 tbsp make a cup; 1 cup equals 32 oz of liquid. Remember that liquid and dry ingredients can be measure with the same amount with different tools.

### Tablespoons to cups

16 tablespoons equal 1 cup, and 1 cup makes 946 ml, which can be converted to 32 oz.

### Do 2 tsp make 1 tbsp?

No.** 3 tsp** make** 1 tbsp**. Wet cups and dry cups are measured the same, as are wet and dry tablespoons and teaspoons. It’s important when measuring wet ingredients that you use a liquid measuring cup. While the amount you are measuring is the same as if it were dry, a liquid measuring cup allows you to reach the measurement you want without having anything spill over.

### What is 1 12th of a cup?

**1 12th of a cup **equals** 1 13 tablespoon**. A tablespoon is traditionally equal to one-half US pint (236.6 ml), or an amount between 200 ml and 250 ml (^{1}⁄_{5} and ^{1}⁄_{4} of a liter) in the metric system, which may vary due to location.

### Does 8 tbsp equal 1 cup?

No.** 16 tbsp **equal** 1 cup**. If there is no tablespoon around, **48** teaspoons can make 1 tablespoon.

### How do you measure 1/8 of a cup?

You can measure** 1/8 of a cup **with** 2 tablespoons**. If you have no tablespoon around, 6 teaspoons can make 2 tablespoons.

### What is 1/8 of a cup in tablespoons?

**1/8 of a cup **equals** 2 tablespoons, **and 6 teaspoons equal 2 tablespoons in case you have no tablespoon measure.

### What are three eights of a cup?

**3/8 of a cup **equals** 3 oz**, or 90 mL. which also equals to 6 tablespoons.

### Does 8 tbsp equal 1 cup?

**No. 16 tbsp **make** 1 cup. **It is important when measuring wet ingredients that you use a liquid measuring cup. While the amount you are measuring is the same as if it were dry, a liquid measuring cup allows you to reach the measurement you want without having anything spill over.

### Do 2 tsp make 1 tbsp?

**No. 3 tsp **make** 1 tbsp. **Take into account that measures vary depending on the location!

### Do 16 tbsp equal 1 cup?

**Yes, 16 tbsp equal 1 cup**, and 48 teaspoons equal 1 cup too, because every 3 tsp equal 1 tbsp.

### What is 10 tablespoons equal to in cups?

**10 tablespoons **equal** 5/8 of a cup**, or ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons. Remember that dry and liquid ingredients need to be measured according to their weight.

### What is 1 tablespoon equal to in cups?

**1 tablespoon **equals** 1/6 of a cup**, which also equals to 3 teaspoons or ½ oz.

### How many tablespoons are in a cup?

There are 16 tablespoons in a cup, but if you have no tablespoon for measuring, 48 teaspoons can make a cup too!

## Fluid Ounce to Metric Conversions

If you are making a recipe from a country that uses metric measurements, and you are from one that doesn’t. Instead of struggling and second-guessing, simply convert the liquid metric measurements to fluid ounces, and then if need be, convert to cups, tablespoons, or teaspoons. The conversions are rounded to the nearest whole number; for example, 1 fluid ounce is 29.57 milliliters, but for simplicity sake, we will say 30 milliliters.

## How to Measure a Cup Without a Measuring Cup

A well-stocked kitchen will usually have measuring spoons, liquid measuring cups, and dry measuring cups, but in some cases, you might need to improvise. Below are methods for measuring ingredients without the standard tools:

**Convert smaller equivalents**. If all you have is a set of measuring spoons, you can use conversions to get the right measurement for one cup. One cup equals forty-eight teaspoons or sixteen tablespoons.**Use a kitchen scale**. A scale will be useful if you’re cooking or baking without measuring cups. By knowing the weight equivalents or using a volume-to-weight conversion chart, you can weigh your ingredients. One fluid ounce of water by volume is equivalent to one ounce of weight. One cup is eight ounces, and so one cup of water—or a cup of liquid with roughly equal density—will approximately weigh eight fluid ounces. If a recipe includes the ingredients in metric measurements, use this conversion: One cup of water is equivalent to two hundred and thirty-six grams. (For ingredients with a thick density, such as sour cream or peanut butter, a visualization works better.)**Visually approximate measurements**. If you don’t have a kitchen scale, measuring spoons, or dry or wet measuring cups, you can eyeball the volumes. One teaspoon is about the size of the tip of your index finger, one tablespoon is roughly the size of an ice cube, a quarter cup is about the size of a golf ball, half a cup is about the size of a tennis ball, and one cup is approximately the size of a baseball, human fist, or large apple.

## How many tablespoons are in a dry cup?

Kitchen Math: MeasuringA | B |
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Use a narrow metal spatula OR the back of a _____to scrape (level) off dry ingredients when using a measuring spoon or dry measuring cup. | knife |

_______is when you allow for the weight of a container or wrapper. | Taring |

_______ ingredients do not weigh the same as wet ingredients. | Dry |