Definition of dessertspoon in English:

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dessertspoon

Pronunciation: /dɪˈzəːtspuːn/

noun

1A spoon used for dessert, smaller than a tablespoon and larger than a teaspoon.
Example sentences
  • 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, in the UK considered to be 11.8 millilitres when used as a measurement in cooking.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

dessertspoonful

Pronunciation: /dɪˈzəːtspuːnfʊl/
noun (plural dessertspoonfuls)
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.

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