It is okay to use liquid measuring devices for dry ingredients. Liquid and dry measuring devices measure volume, which is the standard form of measurement for most baking recipes in the United States. A teaspoon of flour... More » Food Food Facts Dry Ingredients

One common instrument that measures the density of a liquid solution is a hydrometer. Hydrometers can be broadly classified into four types based on their function. These include lactometers, saccharometers, salinometers... More » Science Measurements

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Although baking soda is used commonly in cooking and baking, adverse effects such as increased blood pressure, low potassium, swelling of the feet and legs, and in extreme cases, alkalosis can occur. Baking soda can trig... More » Food Food Facts Dry Ingredients

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According to, cooks and bakers can make self-rising flour at home by adding baking powder and salt to whole-grain flour. For every cup of whole-grain flour, a cook needs to add 1 1/4 teaspoons of baking powder a... More » Food Food Facts Dry Ingredients