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Heimat

measurements for cakes !

I've just got hold of Delia's Book of Cakes .... one thing is confusing me and thats what's the difference between a tablespoon and a desertspoon ??
One recipe calls for a table spoon of something and a desertspoon of another ingredient .... what's the difference ?? The book was first printed in 1977 ... so no doubt this was common knowledge back then but sadly us modern women have forgotton!

Any advice greatly appreciated ...

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Gerry

measures, copy/paste and scroll down for spoons

http://www.simetric.co.uk/si_kitchen.htm

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Expat Badger

spoons

tablespoon is 15 ml and a dessertspoon is 10 ml

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Heimat

desert spoon

Thanks Gerry but sadly that website did not solve my question.
The measurements in that website only show tablespoon measurements ... no mention of desertspoon ?

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Heimat

desert spoon

thanks ... so there is a difference 10ml / 15ml ... but that covers liquid what about dry ingredients if i havent a desert spoon ?

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Expat Badger

SPOONS

errr - good question

how about 2 teaspoons?

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Expat Badger

spoon

seeing as you bought the book - buy a set of measuring spoons to go with it - cheap in the supermarket and will make your life a lot easier!

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Heimat

spoons

"seeing as you bought the book - buy a set of measuring spoons to go with it - cheap in the supermarket and will make your life a lot easier!"

Thanks ... will look for some measuring spoons but they are not easy to find here in ireland as not many bake any more ! Will have to wait till i get to a specialist cook shop in Dublin. Thanks for all your advice Badger !

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Karen`s Kitchen

Spoon measurements

I was always taught that 2 teaspoons equalled a dessertspoon and 2 dessertspoons equalled a tablespoon. But nowadays, tablespoons seem to look a lot smaller than ones bought a few years back. My one looks just like a large dessertspoon.

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SonyaK

Spoon measurements

I didn't think a dessert spoon was an "official' spoon measurement!
Australian tablespoons are 20ml and we have a lot of American sets in the shops with the 15ml spoons. But I haven't seen a set with a dessert spoon in. Maybe it's a UK thing?
When I see dessertspoon in a Delia recipe I just use a bit less than a tablespoon. Seems to work OK!!

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Gerry

Desertspoons Heimat

"The measurements in that website only show tablespoon measurements ... no mention of desertspoon ?"

15 drops = 1 millilitre ( ml )
1 teaspoon = about 5 millilitre ( ml ) = 5 grams ( g )
2 teaspoons = 1 dessertspoon
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
5 tablespoons = half a cup or half a wineglass = 3 fl.oz (uk) = 85 millilitres (ml.)
10 tablespoons = 1 cup or 1 wineglass = 6 fluid oz. (uk) = 170 millilitres (ml).

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Biggles !

Spoon measurements

Is a bit confusing isn't it.

I agree with KK and was brought up to believe a desert spoon was half the quantity of a tablespoon. Having said that when cooking I have 2 identical tablespoons, inherited from my Mum, and I use only these for measuring foodstuff. All my other tablespoons, and I have a selection, just don't do the job. I have had to train hubby to use the 'correct' tablespoon when he is making his chutneys etc. The ones I use are bigger than the more modern ones.

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Fish Wife

Spoons

We had this question in a quiz recently and the answer given in the quiz was 2 dsp = 1 tbsp. Which was not what we had put as I believe:

1tsp = 5ml
2tsp = 1 dsp = 10ml
3 tsp = 1tbsp = 15ml

I looked it up in loads of books afterwards and it seems that the above became the norm with metrication and the 2dsp = 1tbsp was the pre metrication standard.
So I concluded the quizmaster was out of date!
FWx

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JAMES

Spoons

Get the Nigella lawson set, less than £20 from Amazon.co.uk.

XX

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Expat Badger

spoons

twenty quid for a set of measuring spoons!!!??? Mine were no more than couple of quid!

 
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