This is a tip from my local friend, Jami. We were just at her house on Wednesday for lunch. She made us the most fabulous grass-fed hamburgers. The night before we went she emailed me to say what she was making. I could just taste the hamburger, I was so eager! The next day, the hamburger tasted just like I imagined… it was that good! But, back to her tip. 😉
When measuring lard or coconut oil hardened in winter (that I do use) simply use the displacement method. Fill a 2 cup or larger glass measuring cup with a cup or two of water, then add spoonfulls of your hard oil/butter until the measure reflects the amount needed less the amount of water.
For example, you need 3/4 cup coconut oil. So add chunks of oil to 2 cups of water until your measuring cup reads 2-3/4. The waterproof substance displaces the water. Just use enough water so your added substance doesn't rest on the bottom/sides. Lift out your oil and use it. Your measuring cup should be clean enough to put back in the cupboard.
This is a fabulous tip! I struggle with measuring coconut oil all the time. Now I know what to do. Thank you, Jami!
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