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Measuring Ingredients

  1. 1. Measuring<br />Ingredients<br />SITHCCC001B<br />Organise and Prepare Food<br />
  2. 2. Measuring Ingredients<br />Introduction<br />To produce quality cooked and baked products, it is important to measure ingredients accurately.<br />
  3. 3. Equipment<br />Choosing the correct measuring equipment is vital in making accurate measurements.<br />Different measuring equipment is selected depending upon the types and amounts of ingredients that will be measured.<br />Measuring Ingredients<br />
  4. 4. Equipment<br />Measuring Ingredients<br />Dry ingredients, such as flour and sugar, are measured in plastic or metal measuring cups<br />
  5. 5. Equipment<br />Measuring Ingredients<br />Dry measuring cups are designed to overflow, then level the ingredient off with a straight-edged utensil.<br />
  6. 6. Equipment<br />Measuring Ingredients<br />Liquids are measured in transparent glass or translucent plastic measuring jugs. <br />
  7. 7. Equipment<br />Measuring Ingredients<br />Liquid measuring cups have a spout for pouring and have space between the top and the rim of the cup so that liquids do not spill while transferring.<br />
  8. 8. Equipment<br />Measuring Ingredients<br />Small amounts of ingredients are measured using plastic or metal measuring spoons.<br />Dry and liquid ingredients, including fats may be measured using measuring spoons<br />
  9. 9. Equipment<br />Measuring Ingredients<br />Measuring equipment may provide:<br />Metric measures, <br />Imperial measures, or<br />Both.<br />
  10. 10. Measuring Ingredients<br />How to Measure Dry Ingredients<br />MeasuringIngredients<br />
  11. 11. How to Measure Dry Ingredients: Flour<br />Spoon the flour into the dry measuring cup, filling to overflowing<br />Level the flour off by dragging a straight-edged utensil across the top of the measuring cup.<br />Measuring Ingredients<br />
  12. 12. How to Measure Dry Ingredients:Granulated Sugar<br />Measure granulated (white) sugar using the same method as is used for measuring flour.<br />Measuring Ingredients<br />
  13. 13. How to Measure Dry Ingredients: Brown Sugar<br />Measuring Ingredients<br />Brown sugar should be firmly packed into the dry measuring cup.<br />You will know if it is packed correctly, <br />when the sugar holds its shape <br />when emptied.<br />
  14. 14. How to Measure Dry Ingredients: Small Amounts<br />Measuring Ingredients<br />When small amounts of a dry ingredient, such as flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices, are to be measured, measuring spoons are utilized.<br />Overfill the measuring spoon and level of the dry ingredient with a straight-edged utensil.<br />
  15. 15. Measuring Ingredients<br />How to Measure Liquid Ingredients<br />MeasuringIngredients<br />
  16. 16. How to Measure Liquid Ingredients<br />Measuring Ingredients<br />Place measuring cup on a level surface when measuring liquid ingredients<br />Avoid lifting the cup to read the measure as this will result in an inaccurate amount<br />
  17. 17. How to Measure Liquid Ingredients<br />Once the measuring cup is on a level surface, add the liquid you wish to measure.<br />Read the level of the liquid by bending down to eye level.<br />Measuring Ingredients<br />
  18. 18. How to Measure Liquid Ingredients: Small Amounts<br />Small amounts of liquid ingredients may be measured using measuring spoons.<br />Measuring Ingredients<br />
  19. 19. How to Measure Fats: Oil<br />Oil is measured using the method for measuring liquid ingredients<br />Measuring Ingredients<br />
  20. 20. How to Measure Fats: Solid Fats<br />Solid fats including butter, margarine, lard and shortening.<br />Several methods can be used when measuring solid fats, however depends on the kind of fat and the quantity.<br />Measuring Ingredients<br />
  21. 21. How to Measure Fats: Soft Solid Fats<br />Soft fats, such as margarine and soft butter can be pressed into a dry measure and levelled off with a straight-edge utensil. <br />Measuring Ingredients<br />
  22. 22. How to measure Fats:Firm Solid Fats<br />Firm fats, such as butter may be cut from the block, using the measurements provided on the packaging.<br />Measuring Ingredients<br />
  23. 23. Conclusion<br />Accurate ingredient measurement is an important part of creating a quality floor product.<br />With practice, every cook can develop accurate measuring skills. <br />Measuring Ingredients<br />