I think sometimes when you’ve been baking since you were small you forget that not everyone can cook/bake and that something you think is simple may baffle someone else. I thought that I would do a few basic posts, from pastry, methods and equipment. It will be something to refer to and hopefully help anyone who wonders what a tsp is! Think of this as an idiots guide. I think sometimes an idiots guide is just what we need!
This time its measurements. Recipes (mine included) usually contain abreviations of measurements. Personally I’m a bit lazy so typing less is always a bonus but I’m going to explain what the measures are!
tbsp – tablespoon – 15 ml
Probably the most common measurement.
1/2 tbsp – half tablespoon – 7.5ml
Would you believe it, it’s half of a tablespoon.
tsp – teaspoon – 5ml
A lot of people use a teaspoon that you would stir you’re tea with, this won’t give you an accurate result.
1/2 tsp – half teaspoon – 2.5 ml
Once again it is just half of a teaspoon.
If you bake a lot I would reccommend you pick up some measuring spoons. These cost me £1 and although they are not the prettiest (not on the high street have some amazing measuring spoons!) they serve me well.
I hope this mini guide helps. Feel free to leave any questions or basic topics you’d like to see in the comments.