How can I measure a teaspoon without a measuring spoon?
Hand Comparisons1/8 teaspoon = 1 pinch between thumb, index and middle fingers.1/4 teaspoon = 2 pinches between thumb, index and middle fingers.1/2 teaspoon = Cup your hand, pour a quarter sized amount in your palm.1 teaspoon = Top joint of index finger.1 tablespoon = Entire thumb.More items…•.
What can I use if I don’t have a teaspoon?
The Easiest Solution: Fill Half a Kitchen Spoon If you don’t have a teaspoon, the single easiest way to approximate one is to use a regular spoon – the kind you’d eat cereal with – and fill it about halfway.
How many grams is a 1/4 teaspoon?
1.42 gramsBaking Conversion TableU.S.Metric1/4 teaspoon1.42 grams1/2 teaspoon2.84 grams1 teaspoon5.69 grams1/2 tablespoon8.53 grams82 more rows
How do you estimate a tablespoon?
Shine Food offers these rules of thumb (pun intended) for using your hands to estimate portions: 1 teaspoon equals the tip of your thumb, 1 tablespoon equals your whole thumb, 1 cup equals your fist and 3 ounces of meat (which is an appropriate serving size) is the size of the palm of your hand.