3. Myth: Liquid and Dry Measuring Cups are Interchangeable.
Reality: This may seem obvious, but I see so many home cooks using dry measuring cups for liquid and vise versa that it needs to be said. When you’re measuring ingredients, especially for baking, accuracy is key. Measure liquid in a dry measuring cup and you’re bound to either spill it or under fill it — and not get an accurate amount of the ingredient in the process. Measure a dry ingredient in a liquid measuring cup, and it will similarly be difficult to get an accurate amount, because you’re just eyeballing the line. If you’d really like to be accurate, you can always copy the professionals, and measure your ingredients by weight instead of volume.
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