6 of the best measuring cups and spoons

Are you planning to do some baking this weekend? For those of us in the UK that are still mainly working in ounces, the American system of measuring cups may sound a little odd . Which cup are we supposed to use as a standard? Are we talking tea cups, coffee cups, latte cups, espresso mugs? well I can certainly imagine that espresso cups would make the tiniest batch of brownies ever.

Cup measuring is simple, easy and far less fuss that relying on that dodgy pair of electronic scales all the time. You can season accurately and they're even perfect for portioning out cookie dough or cupcake batter to make sure each treat is perfectly even.

Clockwise, from top left.

  • Colourworks measuring spoons from LakeLand
  • Nigella red ceramic measuring cups from Red Candy
Measuring spoons generally include the following measures:
1/4 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, 1 tablespoon

Measuring cups usually include the following measures:
1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup and 1 cup

So if you fancy moving further afield in your search for some fabulous recipes, there are a few ports of call that you should definitely pay a visit. Allrecipes has a brilliant repository of user-submitted recipes that span every course and international cuisine you could think of. For some beautiful step-by-step recipes that are by no means low on calories but extremely high on taste, you could head over to the Pioneer Woman.

Happy baking!

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