Alongside my kitchen scales, I also have some American cups that come in handy for making recipes from my American cook books and for making muffins. For those of you who have been reading my blog a while, will know that I prefer muffins to cupcakes. So these plastic measuring cups have been used a lot!
I also have steel cups, but I am not so keen on them.
Unfortunately after years of good use, the plastic¼ cup and the1 full cup eventually snapped. If you look closer (above), you will also note that the remaining cups are held together with jute string. So you can imagine my delight when I was contacted by find me a gift, an on-line retailer to review Russian Doll American-style Measuring Cups, a perfectly timed and a quirky replacement.
These Russian dolls measuring cups come in 6 sizes from ¼, 1/3, ½, 2/3, ¾ and 1 cup. They are made from food safe, long-life and heavy duty plastics. I was at first a little bemused at the measurements. When pulled apart - both parts: the head part and the body part served as measuring cups. I like how they stack up inside of each other, saving space in a small kitchen. My only qualm with these are that they don't have handles, so your hands will get covered in a little flour, but hey that's part of baking isn't it?! So I won't grumble too much.
If you don want to use these Russian Dolls for cooking or baking, I think they can look pretty simply displayed and can easily hold some spices like nutmeg, cloves; or even some jewellery, like ear-rings and rings.
Psst I think these Russian Dolls would make a lovely Valentine gift for the baker in your home.