if ingredients are listed by weight as well as by volume, measure by weight for
the greatest accuracy. This is especially true for flour. Measuring
flour by the cup can be wildly inaccurate due to differences in the actual
volume capacity of measuring cups (not all measuring cups are created equal)
and the way in which different cooks get the flour into the cup (some scoop,
If you don't have a scale, and must measure by volume, use
Stir the flour to aerate it
Spoon it lightly
into the cup
Sweep the cup level with a straight edge
measured by this method, a cup of flour weighs 4-1/2 ounces.
A pint isn't necessarily a pound
measuring by weight, also be sure you're not mixing up ounces and fluid ounces.
Fluid ounces are a measure of volume; ounces are a measure of weight.
For example, 8 fluid ounces (1 cup) of honey weighs 12 ounces. The only time
you can be sure that fluid ounces and ounces are equal is when you're measuring
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