Additional Information & Resources
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Cooking Tips & Tricks
- One tablespoon of unflavored gelatin gels about two cups of liquid
- For accurate measuring, use standard measuring spoons and cups. Household cups and spoons often hold more or less than the standard measure. Recipe failures are often caused by measuring ingredients in nonstandard containers.
- If brown or powdered sugar is lumpy, press it through a sieve before adding to your product.
- For ease in measuring honey, measure shortening or oil first. Then measure honey in the same cup - every drop will slip right out.
- All measurements should be level. For dry ingredients, use a cup with a measure flush with the rim. Spoon in dry ingredients and level with a knife or spatula. Don't shake down or hit the cup because dry ingredients will pack down.
- Sifting salt, leavening and spices with the flour ensures even distribution.
- Whole wheat flour cannot be sifted. Instead, it should be stirred before measuring.
- Fresh cranberries can easily be chopped in a blender if they are frozen first.
- KSU Rapid Responce Center - Do you have a question about food and can't find the answer? The RRC is here to help you find answers to your food questions and to inform you about many topics in the food world. Take a look!
- Common Can Sizes
- Food Yields
- Oven Temperatures
- Baking Pan Sizes
- Equivalent Measures
- Ingredient Substitutions
- Beef: Choices, Preparation and Flavor
- Fresh Ground Beef Color: A Consumer Guide
- Meat Product Labeling and Marketing: What Do All Those Words Really Mean?