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Measurements

Measuring Dry Ingredients vs Liquids

Just some tips on measuring ingredients, for your reference:

Measurements system of dry and liquid ingredients are slightly different. It’s more difficult to gauge dry ingredients as compared to liquids. Even dry ingredients itself, the exact unit might be varied from ingredient to ingredient. For example: 1 cup of water equals to 250ml, but it’s 210 grams of caster sugar, 200 grams of coarse sugar, and 11 gram of icing sugar.

How to put dry ingredient on weighing scale?
When measuring dry ingredients such as flour, it’s best to scope the substance with spoon and put it in the measuring scale until it reaches desired amount. Do not push the flour down or shake into the container in order to get more accurate measurement. don;t push the flour down or shake into the cup.

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Conversion of Cooking Temperature

Accurate temperature is needed in cooking and baking, especially with an oven. Some of us may be more familiar with temperature in degree Celsius while others prefer Fahrenheit. There are many using gas mark on their baking oven, too.

Just a short list on three common types of temperature unit, for your quick reference:

Cooking Temperatures:
Celsius / Fahrenheit / Gas Mark
Very slow:
120°C / 250°F / ½

Slow:
150°C/ 300°F / 2

Moderately Slow:
160°C / 315°F / 2 -3

Moderate:
180°C / 350°F / 4

Moderately Hot:
190°C / 375°F / 5
200°C / 400°F / 6

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Metric vs Imperial Measurements

Measurements differ from country to country. I used most common units for Asia (Singapore) which might not be so familiar for some western countries. Even though minor variations in measurements won’t affect your cooking, but it’s good if the recipe you like comes with measurements you are familiar with.

As a resident in Singapore, we use metric more than imperial measurement. I had a reader, Ms. Pauline Pogue aka Cheena Bukit, requested me to use imperial measurements for the benefit of US readers. I would very much like to do so, but to flow my measuring of ingredients using imperial units might be a challenge to me. What I did for imperial measurement readers here is, to have a unit converter added in my blog, you may always convert my metric measurement using the converter next to my posts. Alternately, check the conversion of units from metric to imperial listed as below, just for your reference:

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