The Paderno Stackable Measuring Cup and Spoon Set. This spouted measuring cup allows for quick measuring and dispensing liquid ingredients. Paderno's precise heat control, durability, ease of use and classic design make it ideal for both home and restaurant use.
- Size: 6-5/8-Inch
- Commercial quality
- Quick measuring
- Stainless Steel
Are measuring cups or spoons important? Perhaps you might know of someone who is a cooking fanatic, and to you it looks like he or she just throws ingredients left and right and ta-da! It results in something simply scrumptious. You wonder if it is magic or not, and that makes you ponder about the importance of accurate measuring during cooking. The answer to the question is surprising: extremely important. If you cannot measure, expect your results to turn out average to terrible. Cooking is as much science as art. From mixing batter to stir-frying vegetables, you are creating delicious chemical reactions. An accurate balance of carbohydrates, fats, and liquids results in a masterpiece.
Too much salt or putting in too much baking soda in cookies can destroy the flavor. Muffins will taste bland and tasteless. If you are a beginner, extra attention must be paid to measuring. Your future success and satisfaction depends on the exact replica of the recipe.
When you are comfortable with your skill to cook, you probably will be motivated to try different things out. You might want to drop in a few chocolate chips into a regular peanut butter recipe, or replace cranberries with nuts in oatmeal cookies, or replace pecan with peanuts. All of these methods are innovative and fine, but first you must acquire and perfect the skill of measuring.
First of all, you will need good quality measuring equipment and ours are some of the finest. An easy start for beginners can be learning how to use measuring spoons. Measuring spoons often come in a set of four to six spoons, each having a size from a fourth of a teaspoon to one tablespoon. When measuring liquids, fill up the spoon to the brim for an accurate measurement.
For dry ingredients such as flour, scoop it up and scrape the brim of the spoon with a knife or flat object until it matches the same level as the brim. One method to measure dry ingredients is to transfer the ingredients onto a spoon and scoop it into the cup. Afterward, take a utensil with a flat surface and level it off. This will give you an exact measurement of one cup. However, if the recipe tells you to add one heaping cup, you should not level it off and add the ingredient along with the extra mound on top.