The Easiest, Mess-Free Way to Measure Sticky Ingredients
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Elizabeth January 17, 2018
Similarly, when measuring oils, I always rinse the clean measuring cup in water first, so the oil doesn't stick to the sides. Much easier cleanup. Although, whenever possible, I just use my scale.
BerryBaby January 16, 2018
Before measuring sticky ingredients I lightly spray the inside of the measuring cup with a cooking spray. Works beautifully.
AntoniaJames January 16, 2018
Like Kentley, I convert to grams and measure directly into the mixing bowl. Many conversion ratios can be found on the nutrition data table on the ingredient's packaging in the US. That said, if a recipe calls for, e.g., 2 tablespoons of oil and 2 tablespoons of honey, I'll sometimes just measure the oil first and then measure the honey, or molasses, or whatever. But generally, I've been updating all of the recipes I regularly use to metric masses, and choosing recipes that provide metric mass measures over those that don't. It saves so much time and effort! ;o)
Catherine January 21, 2018
A jar of honey will tell you that a Tbsp is 20 grams on the Nutrition Facts label. Same with oil (14g to the Tbsp). It's much simpler to convert using the data on the package.
HalfPint January 16, 2018
I don't pre-grease my utensils, unless the sticky ingredient is the only 'liquid' in the recipe. For the most part, I measure out the other liquid whether it's an oil or plain water, first. Then I measure the sticky stuff last. Most of the time, there's enough lubrication there to make the sticky liquid slide right off.
Kentley January 16, 2018
Much easier is to use weight rather than volume. Can look up weight per cup online, or weigh a cup of ingredient yourself (and record). Then you can just weigh into the mixing bowl. More accurate and easier. Using grams is also more accurate since there are about 28 grams per ounce so being a few grams off is usually insignificant. Scales can be had pretty inexpensively. You don't even have to understand the metric system...just add until the number on the scale in where you want it.
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