recipe calls for 1 cup milk
do I use my cup measure
or do I measure 8 fl oz
I would use the cup measure.
it doesn't really matter I don't think b/c 8oz is a cup, I think TECHNICALLY if something calls for liquid you should use a liquid measurement, but I've never gone to culinary school and I interchange my measuring cups all the time and I haven't had any disasters yet.
All liquids should be measured with a liquid measure.
thanks for all the advice.
I am going with liquid measure as when I filled the cup with liquid and dumped it into the liquid measure it was more than 8 fl oz!
One cup of liquid is 8oz. One pint is 16oz, one qt is 32oz, one gal is 128oz.
Ah yes - surface tension. You can pour more milk into a dry measure cup because the milk itself will support some extra weight/volume.
PP are correct. It's best to measure liquids in a liquid measure anddry in dry measures.
And for the trivia fans - there are four foods that weigh the same as their volume measurements.
Whole milk, whole eggs, whole butter, and water.
So if you're weighing ingredients, just use your scale for those four liquids.