Hey all, I'm British and living in the UK (planning a DW in Australia). I love to bake and have just bought a couple of really great cookbooks, but they're from the US and the measurements are quite different!
In the UK, we measure flour, butter etc by weight (grams or ounces) with a weighing scale. I just pour the flour into the big measuring bowl and that's it.
I've noticed that all of the US measurements are in cups, which is fine as I have a set of cups (a gift from Disney World!), but I'd like to ask how you measure dry and wet ingredients. For example, do you put the cup into the bag of flour, or do you pour the flour straight into the cup (doesn't that make a mess?!).
I've also seen, for example, 4 tablespoons of butter. Do you literally scrape a tablespoon off the block of butter?!
Sorry if these questions seem stupid, I just want to make sure my cakes turn out right!