Dry Measuring Skills

Practice and learn techniques for measuring dry ingredients.

Dry Measuring Cups:

  • have flat tops and long handles.

  • are used to measure dry ingredients such as flour and sugar.

  • do not have a pour spout like a liquid measuring cup.

How to Measure:

  1. Scoop your ingredient into the cup until it heaps over the top.

  2. Level the top using your finger or a butter knife. This way your ingredient measures exactly to the top of the cup.

Note: Some recipes may call for a dry ingredient, like brown sugar, that is measured by packing and pushing, rather than scooping, to eliminate air inside the cup