Weighing without scale, here's how to do it with spoon and glass! – Italian Cuisine

Weighing without scale, here's how to do it with spoon and glass!


The scale in the kitchen is essential, but what if we don't have it available? Here's how to weigh the ingredients with spoons and glasses!

It may happen that you do not have the right tools in the kitchen and find yourself having to weigh without balance all kinds of ingredients: flour, milk, sugar, but also cocoa, oil, rice … How to do it? Nothing could be simpler! With a few tools that we all have at home, weighing without a scale is very easy. No more grams or milliliters, the units of measurement become one teaspoon, a spoon, one coffee cup from coffee or a glass.

However, weighing without a balance requires attention. First, a teaspoon of flour does not correspond to a teaspoon of sugar, in fact each ingredient has a different composition and a specific weight. For this we have collected below some of the most used ingredients in the kitchen, indicating for each the correspondence between grams, milliliters, spoons and glasses.
This method is also useful for converting units of measurement Angol-Saxon recipes, but remember: weighing without a scale is an excellent solution when there is no other choice, but – especially in pastry – the quantities are fundamental and it is therefore ideal to weigh them precisely.

How to weigh flour without a balance

A teaspoon of flour corresponds to 10 g
A spoonful of flour corresponds to 20 g
One cup corresponds to 35 g of flour
A cup of flour corresponds to 170 g
An average glass corresponds to 130 g of flour

Weigh the granulated sugar without balance

A teaspoon of granulated sugar corresponds to 5 g
A spoonful corresponds to 20 g of granulated sugar
One cup corresponds to 60 of granulated sugar
One cup corresponds to 250 g of granulated sugar
An average glass corresponds to 200 g of granulated sugar

How to weigh milk without a balance

One teaspoon corresponds to 6 g of milk
A spoonful corresponds to 12 g of milk
One cup corresponds to 60 of milk
One cup corresponds to 250 g of milk
An average glass corresponds to 220 g of milk

How to weigh potato starch without scale

One teaspoon corresponds to 8 g of starch
One spoonful corresponds to 20 g of starch
One cup corresponds to 120 g of starch
A medium glass corresponds to 100 g of starch

How to weigh without balance: cocoa or icing sugar

One teaspoon corresponds to 7 g of cocoa or powdered sugar
One spoonful corresponds to 15 g of cocoa or icing sugar
One cup corresponds to 120 g of cocoa or icing sugar
A medium glass corresponds to 100 g of cocoa or icing sugar

Weigh the cream without scale

One teaspoon corresponds to 6 g of fresh cream
A spoonful corresponds to 10 g of fresh cream
One cup corresponds to 60 of fresh cream
A medium glass corresponds to 220 g of fresh cream

How to weigh butter without a balance

One teaspoon corresponds to 7 g of butter
A spoonful corresponds to 15 g of butter

How to weigh without balance: oil

One teaspoon corresponds to 6 g of oil
A spoonful corresponds to 12 g of oil
A medium glass corresponds to 220 g of oil

How to weigh rice without a balance

One teaspoon corresponds to 9 g of rice
One spoonful corresponds to 20 g of rice
One cup corresponds to 80 of rice
A medium glass corresponds to 165 g of rice

These units of measure for weighing without scales are to be considered with a full glass or spoon and are indicative, as they are may vary slightly based on the size of the tools you have available.

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