Tips on measuring by volume from confused in the UK
I'm loving the harvest forum, and getting recipe ideas. I'm planning on making a batch of Annie's salsa this weekend. Up until now, I've stuck with recipes, like Small Batch preserving, that have most ingredients by weight. However, I need to get to grips with volume.
Can someone please clarify how you measure vegetables by cup. Is it always prepared as stated in the recipe - ie for the salsa, 8 cups of chopped tomatoes?
Any tips on the best way to go about using cup measures would be so helpful. It is such an imprecise way to measure, I find it so frustrating. There is all this emphasis on exact following of a recipe, except the crucial ingredient, ie low-acid veg, isn't in grams but vague cups!!
BTW I have invested in a proper set of American cup measures, as I know they are apparently different to European cups.
Thanks from England.