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URGENT ADVICE - In the middle of a recipe, how many desert spoons make a tabelspoon?

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clottedcreamteaplease Sat 31-Aug-13 12:00:51

recipe says 3 x tablespoons I only have desert - please help!

SilverApples Sat 31-Aug-13 12:02:12

Two level dessert spoons.

oddslippers Sat 31-Aug-13 12:03:30

A dessert spoon is 10ml approx so I would say 4 1/2

clottedcreamteaplease Sat 31-Aug-13 12:04:25

ok there is conflicting evidence on google some say 1.5 desert spoons make 1 tablespoon some say 3 teaspoons make 1

MrsMangoBiscuit Sat 31-Aug-13 12:05:29

Teaspoon should be roughly 5ml, dessert roughly 10ml and tablespoon roughly 15ml. So 3 tablespoons would be 9 teaspoons, or 4 and a half desserts.

MrsHerculePoirot Sat 31-Aug-13 12:05:38

4.5 desert spoons.

Teaspoon is 5 ml
Desert spoon is 10
Tablespoon is 15

You could use 9 teaspoons instead!

adagio Sat 31-Aug-13 12:05:58

Huh?> SilverApples?

Tablespoons are bigger than Dessert spoons?

Tablespoon is 15ml, Dessertspoons I don't know but a teaspoon is 5ml so I would go 3 teaspoons if I had a measuring one or a kids medicine spoon OR a big round full as I can get it dessertspoon (depending on how accurate I think it needs to be)

clottedcreamteaplease Sat 31-Aug-13 12:06:42

ok Im going in with 9 teaspoons - it's coco powder so Im sure nothing can be "too chocolatey"!!

adagio Sat 31-Aug-13 12:06:53

x-posts! what they said^^

SilverApples Sat 31-Aug-13 12:07:01

Can only go by how I cook, smile
2 tsp=1 dessert, 2 dessert= 1 tablespoon
4 tsp = 1 tablespoon.

MrsHerculePoirot Sat 31-Aug-13 12:07:11

clotted that isn't conflicting - that is correct! 3 teaspoons is a table spoon and 1.5 desert spoons is also a table spoon.

Does that make sense?

SilverApples Sat 31-Aug-13 12:08:49

Sorry, adagio. I was answering the question how many dessert spoons make a tablespoon. 2 in my book.

SoupDragon Sat 31-Aug-13 12:10:33

Don't put sand in by mistake. wink

As an aside, I'd recommend investing in a set of measuring spoons - they aren't expensive, are more accurate than a spoon and also mine have the ml measurements printed on them. Very useful.

SoupDragon Sat 31-Aug-13 12:12:01

2 dessert spoons = 20ml whereas a tablespoon is only 15ml.

Unimportant for all bar baking powder/salt I imagine though.

SilverApples Sat 31-Aug-13 12:47:28

I've got these SoupDragon,
DS is an Aspie and loves the clarity of cooking with the ease of the colours, instead of faffing around with different sized spoons. We've got measuring cups in a similar vein.
But I may well have been wrong all these years with my measurements, I've always been a handful/pinch/slug, taste it and see sort of cook.

adagio Sat 31-Aug-13 14:15:13

Ahh SilverApples you see I read your response and thought how can 2 tablespoons = 3 tablespoons…but you meant 1 tablespoon = 2 dessert spoons.

To compound my idiocy I then went on to answer in exactly the same way as in x=1 tablespoon (not the three the OP needs)


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