Definition of dessertspoon in English:
1A spoon used for dessert, smaller than a tablespoon and larger than a teaspoon.
- With a dessertspoon, scoop out the seeds and discard.
- With the back of a dessertspoon, gently press the fruit down into the ramekin.
- Form the mixture into egg-shaped quenelles using two dessertspoons.
1.1The amount held by a dessertspoon.
- Add one dessertspoon of honey and two teaspoons of lemon juice.
- Spoon dessertspoons of batter into the pan and cook on a medium heat until the underside begins to brown and the tops look lightly set.
- Make a small roux by melting about 20 g butter and flour (roughly a dessertspoon of each) together in a saucepan.
- Example sentences
- Add a dash of brown sugar (about a dessertspoonful) to the meat and a couple of teaspoonfuls of pesto to the vegetables.
- Scatter half a chopped onion, half a garlic clove, and 2 dessertspoonfuls of salt over meat.
- Drop a scant dessertspoonful of the mixture on to lightly oiled oven trays, leaving room for spreading.
Pronunciation: /dəˈzərtˌspo͞onˌfo͝ol/noun (plural dessertspoonfuls)
Definition of dessertspoon in:
- British & World English dictionary
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