How do you measure shortening using the water Displacement method?

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    use a large measuring cup

    about 1/2 fill with water (to a certain line)

    put in the shortening and see how much the line does up (you will be able to figure out how much you have put in )

  • 4 years ago

    Measuring Shortening

  • 1 decade ago

    Take a graduated cylinder and add water. Measure.

    Add shortening to cylinder. Measure again. Subtract the original number from the second. This is the volume of the shortening.


    You add water to cylinder and it measures 10 mL. Add shortening. It now measures 15 mL. The volume of the shortening is 5 cm3 (maybe mL...? mL is for liquids, cm3 is for solids. Is shortening a solid...?)

  • 1 decade ago

    If you need a cup of something use a 2 cup measuring cup. Add 1 cup water. Add whatever (butter, shortening, peanut butter...) until the water reaches the two cup mark.

    The food will displace the same amount of water as it's mass.

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