Q. Are cooking measures (teaspoon, tablespoon, etc.) supposed to be made level, or heaping?
Level. Who says we can't give a short answer? Why once, we remember giving the shortest answer imaginable. We were so proud of ourselves. We talked for weeks about the incredibly short answer we gave. Well, to say it was a highlight of our editorial work to that point would be a huge understatement. In fact, that answer made this answer look…, um…, well…, sigh….
Level. Unless the recipe you are using says otherwise….