# 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.