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Offline Allen USA

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What is a dessertspoon
« on: August 19, 2016, 01:32:29 am »
Can someone please answer this for me. When a recipe calls for 1 dessertspoon is that the same as 1 tablespoon (15ml) ? In the USA we use teaspoon and tablespoon.

Teaspoon, tsp 5ml
Tablespoon Tbsp 15ml

Thank you for your help
Allen

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Re: What is a dessertspoon
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2016, 04:56:29 am »
In Australia a tablespoon is usually 20ml but we are seeing more and more 15ml tablespoons. I am not sure desset spoon is an official measure but I have seen 10 ml assciated with this term. Moslty I think of a dessert spoon as a spoon used to eat cereal or dessert, bigger thatn a teaspoon but not as big as a serving spoon (tablespoon).

It is an inexact measure as in grab a spoon from the cutlury drawer and use uit, greatly affected by how much you heap it.

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Re: What is a dessertspoon
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2016, 07:57:41 am »
A perfect answer DD. I actually keep a set of spoons that has a 15ml tablespoon for my US and UK recipes.
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Re: What is a dessertspoon
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2016, 09:10:27 am »
Allen I don't know if are aware but the American Cup measurement is different to the Australian,South African and Canadian Cup size.
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Re: What is a dessertspoon
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2016, 11:02:25 am »
Thank you for the replies.

DD, we also have a serving spoon 20ml I think.

CC, No I did not know that a cup in the USA.is 8oz
Do you use a imperial cup?



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Re: What is a dessertspoon
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2016, 11:15:29 am »
No, metric here Allen.  1 cup = 250 ml
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Re: What is a dessertspoon
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2016, 12:22:31 pm »
No, metric here Allen.  1 cup = 250 ml

Thank you, I will get it,1 cup = 237 ml here in the US, I will make me a cheat sheet. I am guessing you buy items like milk by the liter and 1 liter = 1000 ml.
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Re: What is a dessertspoon
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2016, 01:26:36 pm »
Yes, that's spot on.
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Re: What is a dessertspoon
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2016, 07:31:19 pm »
We use Metric measurements here in the UK Allen.Although for some reason milk is still sold in pints.
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Re: What is a dessertspoon
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2016, 08:33:30 am »
A perfect answer DD. I actually keep a set of spoons that has a 15ml tablespoon for my US and UK recipes.

After 30 years of living in Australia I am pretty good at translating from imperial to metric.

Allen I find that as long as you keep the proportions the same most recipes will work. If you use non metric cup and spoon measurements most recipes should turn out fine. You just need to watch the total volume does not exceed the TM's capacity.