Delia's tablespoon measurement
Tablespoon (& other) measures:
Is there a universal understanding of dry & wet measuring with Tablespoons etc?
What is the standard volume of a Tablespoon? (Delia says 20ml, but many others use 15ml Tablespoons.)
A level Tablespoon of liquid is 'self-limiting' to that which the Tablespoon will hold. BUT is a 'Tablespoon' of flour, sugar, or other dry ingredient a 'level Tablespoon', or should it be assumed that means a 'heaped/rounded Tablespoon'?
What accepted norms exist? For dry ingredients, in the absence of a description like 'heaped', 'rounded', 'level' etc. what assumptions should be made?
A tablespoon in the UK is 15ml BUT if you are following Delia’s recipes, Delia says this in her book….
“I have to confess I have never liked measuring spoon sets because
This means that when you follow a Delia recipe you should use a 20ml spoon for a tablespoon or 2 dessertspoons per tablespoon will be the equivalent.
In Delia’s recipes, spoon measures are always level unless stated otherwise.