For consistent results, it’s important to measure accurately. Dry ingredients and liquid ingredients are measured differently. Note that small amounts of both dry and liquid ingredients are measured with small measuring spoons.

Dry ingredients include everything from flour and sugar to rice and frozen peas. Dry ingredients should be measured in dry measuring cups—small metal or plastic cups with handles. Each set has cups of varying sizes—¼ cup, ⅓ cup, ½ cup, and 1 cup are standard. Dip the measuring cup into the ingredient and sweep away the excess with the back of a butter knife.

Kitchen Math

You can get carried away learning all the math behind measuring. Memorize the following rules, and you will be set.

3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon

16 tablespoons = 1 cup

16 ounces = 1 pound