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Cooking Measurements

Posted by clissold345 on August 23, 2007

I’ve just read a recipe that referred to a measure “dstsp”, which confused me for a minute. dstsp, aka dsp, stands for dessertspoon.

A teaspoon (tsp) is the size of spoon you use for stirring tea or coffee. A dessertspoon (dsp) is the size of spoon you use to eat cereal or soup, while a tablespoon (tbsp) is the size of spoon you use for serving food. Put another way a level teaspoon contains 5ml, a dessertspoon 10ml and a tablespoon 15ml.

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One Response to “Cooking Measurements”

  1. Beth Friedman said

    Thank you for posting this! (And maybe you’re even still reading replies, five years later.)

    I have an Australian recipe that I was converting to American units, and everything was clear except for the “generous dsptsp of golden syrup.” Sounds like a tablespoon would be the approximate conversion for the “generous” part.

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