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How to Measure Without Measuring Spoons

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Measuring Teaspoons

No measuring spoons? No problem.

Baking without measuring spoons doesn’t have to be a headache. With a couple simple hacks you can still add the right teaspoon and tablespoon measurements to your bakes.

A teaspoon is 5ml, so if you have metric measuring items, such as a measuring jug or even a clean medicine cap, you can do a quick measurement that way. Otherwise, the tip of your index finger from your first knuckle to the tip is roughly equal around a teaspoon.

A tablespoon is 15ml. If you don’t have any metric measurements, then remember that a tablespoon is approximately equal to your thumb.

How to Measure Without Measuring Spoons