WHAT IS A PINCH
IN COOKING TERMS
How much is a pinch in cooking terms?
What is a pinch of something? What is the difference between a pinch and small pinch of something? How much is a Dash?
To add a pinch of something as a cooking ingredient. Use your thumb, index finger and middle finger to grab the spice.
To add a small pinch. Use your thumb and index finger only to grab some spice, then add it.
Is at least 1/16 but less than 1/8 teaspoon
Some recipes call for heaping spoon measures. Such a heaping/heaped teaspoon, refers to an inexact volume of the required ingredient, obtained by scooping it up with a teaspoon and not leveling it off.
Tad - 2 shakes of a spice shaker
Dash - 4 shakes of a spice shaker
Now You Know