The key to perfect portions and successful baking (where there's no room for free handing it) is being accurate with your measures. Follow these simple tips to getting it right and you will be on the road to a successful end result.
Liquid should be measured with a jug. Ensure the jug is on a level surface and if the numbers look back to front, you need to look inside the jug for the correct measurement. If you can read them easily, view the level from the outside.
Always overfill the cup, then use a spatula to remove excess for a level surface. Brown sugar is often referred to as ‘firmly packed’, meaning it should be packed into the cup so it holds its shape when turned out.
As with measuring cups, always overfill your spoons, then remove any excess for a level surface.
Scale it up
Electric scales are essential in the kitchen for weighing out ingredients. Look for a scale that goes up in 1g increments for best accuracy.