# Frequent question: What is SP in cooking?

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SP stands for surface perfectant. Surface perfectant is probably a more ‘chemical’ way of calling emulsifier. Cake emulsifier is used in making sponge cake most of the time. As we all know, oil is lighter than water and therefore, oil tends to ‘surface’ and separate from liquid after beating for some time.

## Is TSP a tablespoon or T?

Teaspoon = t. or tsp. Tablespoon = T. or tbsp. Cup = C. or c. Pint = pt.

## What does G mean in recipes?

The relevant base units for cooking are: Mass: gram (g)

## How do I measure 1 teaspoon?

1/4 teaspoon is about two good pinches between your thumb and both your forefinger and middle finger. A teaspoon is about the size of the tip of your finger (joint to tip). A tablespoon is about the size of half a ping-pong ball or the size of an ice cube.

## What does PCS stand for in cooking?

PCS means Personal Cooking System. PCS is an acronym for Personal Cooking System.

## What does 2c mean in cooking?

1/2 cup = 8 tablespoons. 2/3 cup = 10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons.

## Why might you modify a recipe?

Recipes can be altered to reduce or eliminate fat, salt, and unwanted calories in the form of sugar; alternatively, ingredients can be added to increase fiber, thereby making recipes healthier. When modifying a recipe, it is best to make one modification at a time.

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## 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.