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# Methods of Measuring Ingredients

Aim: To know the different methods of measuring ingredients

Methods of Measuring Ingredients

Aim: To know the different methods of measuring ingredients

Equipment needed: Weighing balance, spoon, knives, plates and measuring cups.

## I. Methods of measuring ingredients

### 1) Heaping:

·        Fill the measuring cup with dry ingre-dients.

·        Do not tap or shake the cup

·        After heaping take the weight of the cup with ingredient.

### 2) Leveling

·        Measure the ingredient as in (a) but the sides are leveled off with the help of the edge of a knife.

·        In case of flour, repeat the above method after sifting the flour.

### 3) Tapping

·        Measure the ingredients as in (a)

·        But tap the cup after each addition and level with the sharp edge of the knife.

## II. Methods of measuring fat

### 1) Loose packing

·        Press the fat into a measuring cup till it is up to mark.

·        Take the weight

·        Repeat for three times and calculate the mean value.

### 2) Firm packing

·        Pack the fat firmly into the measuring cup and level with the sharp edge of the knife.

·        Take the weight

·        Repeat for three times and calculate the mean value.

## III. To measure powder food in small quantities

·        Sift the powder and fill into a cup using a dry spoon and level with the sharp edge of the knife.

·        Repeat the process for three times

·        Calculate the mean weight

### B. Give the equivalence of the following:

•   One cup =

•   One teaspoon  =

•   One tablespoon         =

## Results and Discussion:

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