Ask BFFF: What is the Difference Between Liquid and Dry Measuring Cups?

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Have you ever wondered what the difference is between dry and liquid measuring cups or whether or not you could use either one when you are baking? Dry and liquid measuring cups actually measure out the same amounts. In this case, a cup is a cup. However, the design of the cup is more about accuracy than volume, so that’s why it depends which one you use. Dry measuring cups have flat tops so you can fill them to the top and level them off. Liquid measuring cups have a pour spout and markings for different amounts. Since accuracy is so important when it comes to baking, it’s best to always use the proper cup when measuring your dry and liquid ingredients.

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