View Poll Results: How do you measure your spices?

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  • By the spoonful, usually from recipe books

    5 19.23%
  • By the spoonful, by instinct

    7 26.92%
  • In a small pot, by instinct

    2 7.69%
  • I just whack 'em in and hope for the best

    13 50.00%
  • I get pre-made spices and pastes

    0 0%
  • I can't stand spicey food!

    0 0%
  • By trial and error

    2 7.69%
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Thread: Measuring Spices!

  1. #1

    Default Measuring Spices!

    For those of us who love our spices... How do you figure out how much to put in?

  2. #2

    Default Re: Measuring Spices!

    I prefer to use a little cup, something I learnt by watching a friend cook.

  3. #3
    Making changes Est's Avatar
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    Default Re: Measuring Spices!

    (Tea)spoons from a recipe, but I always add in a bit extra cos it never looks enough

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    Mew Mew Mew! Kitteh's Avatar
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    Sydney, Australia

    Default Re: Measuring Spices!

    If I am following a recipe I follow the recipe, unless it's a spice I don't like and then I halve it or leave it out.

    If I am cooking/baking I just put in what I feel like

  5. #5
    Buddha Belly

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    Sometimes if i need a mix of spices i will sling them in a small olive bowl. I can then taste test and adjust to what I want. The first time i follow a recipe i will stick to it perfectly then taste it as i go and make it better (?) next time.

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    South Side Didcot, UK

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    Most of my cooking I just make up as I go along. It normally works out okay.
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    Atlantic Canada

    Default Re: Measuring Spices!

    You're suppose to measure out spices?!
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    Default Re: Measuring Spices!

    I just chuck them in and if it doesn't look/taste right add more or add more of everything else to cancel out the effect of putting too much of one in. This doesn't always work btw.

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    Cake Fairy Cherry's Avatar
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    Default Re: Measuring Spices!

    Hehe. I'm the same.

  10. #10

    Default Re: Measuring Spices!

    I'm one of those who just judge it by eye and bung in what seems right; sometimes that doesn't work too well but the majority of the time it's edible.

  11. #11

    Default Re: Measuring Spices!

    If it's a recipe I follow it exactly; if it's my own original creation, I go based upon what I know about the properties of the spices and how they might interact with each other and the other ingredients, and from there I go by trial and error.

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