Tablespoons – spoons that every table needs
What are Tablespoons?
The tablespoon is usually a spoon with a shallow scoop or bowl with a long handle made of stainless steel, porcelain, or steel. Tablespoons are used for eating soups, cereals, stews, currys and other liqid or semi-liquid dishes.
The term 'tablespoon' is also used as a cooking measure of volume often used in cookbooks and recipes. In this capacity, it is most commonly abbreviated tbsp. or Tbsp. and is exactly 15 ml.
What are the types of tablespoons?
There are several types of tablespoons, including:
- Standard Tablespoon: This style of the spoon is used both for eating and serving
- Soup Spoon: Compared to the standard table spoon, this kind has a deeper and more rounded bowl. It is made for consuming soup, stews, and other foods with liquid bases.
- Dessert Spoon: This spoon is used to consume desserts and fruit and it is smaller than a regular table spoon.
- Serving Spoon: This kind of table spoon is bigger than a normal table spoon and is used to serve meals at the table (rice, potato, grains, vegetables).
What is the difference between a teaspoon and a tablespoon?
The size is the primary distinction between a teaspoon and a tablespoon. As compared to tablespoons, teaspoons look smaller and have a narrower bowl or scoop. They are often used for stirring tea or coffee after adding some sugar to it as well as eating desserts or cakes. Both types of spoons can also be used to measure out spices and other ingredients. A teaspoon is used to measure or add lesser amounts of ingredients and is smaller than a tablespoon. The difference between their volume is more or less triple so if a tablespoon is 10 g of flour, the teaspoon holds 3, while a tablespoon holds 15 g of water or milk, a teaspoon holds 5 g.
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