Quick Answer: What To Use If No Measuring Spoons?

Is a regular spoon a teaspoon?

A teaspoon (tsp.) is an item of cutlery.

It is a small spoon that can be used to stir a cup of tea or coffee, or as a tool for measuring volume.

The size of teaspoons ranges from about 2.5 to 7.3 mL (0.088 to 0.257 imp fl oz; 0.085 to 0.247 US fl oz)..

What are the 4 standard measuring spoons?

American standard measuring spoons have four sizes: 1 tablespoon, 1 teaspoon (3 teaspoons equal a tablespoon), 1/2 teaspoon and 1/4 teaspoon. They come in all kinds of materials, from aluminum and stainless steel, to plastic and china.

What do you use to measure shortening?

Shortening There are two ways to accurately measure shortening. The first uses cold water and mathematical skills. For example, to measure 1/3 cup of shortening, fill a 1-cup liquid measuring cup to the 2/3 cup mark with cold water.

What equals up to 3/4 of a cup?

Volume Equivalents (liquid)*12 tablespoons3/4 cup6 fluid ounces16 tablespoons1 cup8 fluid ounces2 cups1 pint16 fluid ounces2 pints1 quart32 fluid ounces6 more rows

How can I measure spices without a measuring spoon?

1/4 teaspoon is about two good pinches between your thumb and both your forefinger and middle finger. A teaspoon is about the size of the tip of your finger (joint to tip). A tablespoon is about the size of half a ping-pong ball or the size of an ice cube.

How can I measure a tablespoon without a tool?

If you are missing a tablespoon, simply measure out three level teaspoons instead. Measure 1/16 of a cup. A tablespoon is equivalent to 1/16 of a cup, which will allow you to easily measure out that amount without a measuring spoon.