CHEF’S TIP: Less mess with cup measures

No hot shot celebrity chef this week- just me! This weeks chef tip comes straight from yours truly and it’s one that keeps me sane whilst trying to test recipes using the not so familiar American cups. The thing that drives me crazy is measuring dry ingredients whilst trying not to waste excess ingredients and getting a flour garnish for my counter tops as well.

So, if you too find yourself overflowing the cup more often than not try this tip. Lay out a large sheet of parchment paper/wax paper, heck newspaper will do if that’s all you have and measure your dry ingredients over the paper. Any powdery overflow will handily be caught in the paper which can then be poured directly back into the ingredient bag- leaving you with less mess and less waste = a happy baker. 🙂

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1 Response to “CHEF’S TIP: Less mess with cup measures”


  1. 1 Chou October 9, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Great tip! I appreciate that you acknowledge your own brilliance :), as life would be sad if only the “experts” were always right!


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