Which is it? I weighed a pound of powdered sugar for BC frosting vs the 4 cups. When I weighed it, it was much less and was creamier, but didn't crust as well.
Which does everyone use? and which is correct? Now I'm confused.
Weight (measuring cups) are only for dry ingredients (flour,sugar etc).Measure (measuring jugs) are only for liquid ingredients (water,milk,oil etc). Unlike other cooking, baking is more scientific and using the wrong measuring tool can affect the outcome. That is why there are two measuring tools. So, to finish, use measuring jugs to measure liquids & measuring cups to measure dry goods. If you were to put a cup of milk in a measuring cup & then put the same cup of milk in a measuring jug, the quantities would not be the same. If the recipe calls for 4 cups, I will use a dry measure. If it calls for 1 pound, I will use a scale to weigh.
Thank you, but I think the problem is sometimes, that people don't know the difference either.
it's assumed 4 cups is one pound when referring to powdered sugar. That's where it gets confusing. Thanks for the explanation though.
I weigh all my ingredients (including liquid) on a scale for absolute accuracy.
Weight, measuring cups, and spoons are inconsistant.
Weigh only, for the reasons given by Tara and Mike. The results are always consistent.
I weigh everything (except myself....).
Results are always consistent, and it is way less time-consuming.
chutzpuh~ you crack me up! That's the funniest response yet!!!
Thanks everyone....from now on, I weigh everything....most definately not me!!!
The correct assumption is that 4 cups of water or milk equals 32 ounces. To assume that 4 cups of any dry ingredient, or any dense liquid, weighs 32 ounces is incorrect.