This Is How Much A Pinch, Dash and Smidgen Is In A Recipe

December 20, 2017

Dreamstime

If you have ever watched a cooking show then you are familiar with the terms a Pinch, a Dash, and a Smidgen.  But what is the exact measurement of those pinches, dashes and smidgens needed to complete the recipe? Although they sound vague there are precise definitions of the terms. A “pinch” simply meant the amount you could literally pinch between your forefinger and thumb, which usually falls somewhere between 1/16 and 1/8 of a teaspoon. A smidgen is half a pinch (1/32 of a teaspoon), and a dash is a liquid measurement that translates to 1/8 of a teaspoon. And although we refer to silverware with the terms teaspoon and tablespoon, they shouldn’t be used for accurate measurements in a recipe. While the terms still seem vague the good news is usually those terms are only used in seasoning, so it is up to you to add a tad more than a pinch or dash!

SOURCE: Lifehacker

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