How to Scale Ingredients for Baking

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Successful baking depends, to some extent, on accurate scaling or measuring of ingredients. Knowing and using proper tools is the key to this task.


Fluff flour first with a spoon.
Spoon flour into an appropriate measuring cup.
Level flour by sweeping a straight blade object across the top of cup.
Pack brown sugar into a dry measuring cup.
Use either dipping method or flour measuring method to scale granulated white sugar.
Use dry measuring cups to measure dry or liquid ingredients.
Do not use fluid measuring cups to measure dry ingredients.


If use a dry measuring cup to measure honey, syrup or molasses, coat it first with vegetable oil to prevent sticking.


Do not let brown sugar stand uncovered for a long period of time because a crust will form on the surface

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