Definition of dessertspoon in English:

dessertspoon

noun

  • 1A spoon used for dessert, smaller than a tablespoon and larger than a teaspoon.

    • ‘I played with my dessertspoon as the others began to clear up, my conversation with Chase echoing through my head.’
    • ‘With the back of a dessertspoon, gently press the fruit down into the ramekin.’
    • ‘Form the mixture into egg-shaped quenelles using two dessertspoons.’
    • ‘With a dessertspoon, scoop out the seeds and discard.’
    • ‘They had laid cash, including a hefty tip, on the silver plate, and commandeered an unused dessertspoon to act as a paperweight.’
    • ‘She spied a dessertspoon with the lumpy pudding they had left - if she was going to make her ‘great escape’, no matter how long it was going to take, she was going to have to make it somewhere!’
    1. 1.1 The amount held by a dessertspoon, in the UK considered to be 11.8 millilitres when used as a measurement in cooking.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘For diarrhoea try a dessertspoon cornflour with 1/2 cup water.’
      • ‘Toss with a dessertspoon of sea salt and pack into a colander pressed with a weighted plate for approx. 1 hour.’
      • ‘Cover base of a large serving dish in double cream, add a dessertspoon of pesto and stir to combine.’
      • ‘India's wine consumption is less than one dessertspoon per capita.’
      • ‘To speed up the beauty part of the process, invest in a body exfoliator or pour a dessertspoon of olive oil over a handful of sea salt granules and apply to the skin, daily.’
      • ‘A serving of vegetables is two dessertspoons.’
      • ‘Try around a dessertspoon a day for one month before the season starts to build up antibodies.’
      • ‘Make a small roux by melting about 20 g butter and flour (roughly a dessertspoon of each) together in a saucepan.’
      • ‘To exceed advised levels of exposure from eating grossly contaminated DU dust which had settled within a destroyed tank, in practical terms, a child would need to set about swallowing over five dessertspoons heaped with dust.’
      • ‘A short while before the match kicks off, heat a dessertspoon of the oil in the pan and add the chopped onion and pepper.’
      • ‘Spread the butter side with 1 dessertspoon of mayonnaise then top this with lettuce, then the bacon, then the tomato and season with pepper (no salt, bacon is salty enough).’
      • ‘Add one dessertspoon of honey and two teaspoons of lemon juice.’
      • ‘When the pan is hot (test by dropping a teaspoon of batter on to it: it should bubble within one minute), drop 1 dessertspoon of batter into the pan and repeat three times to make four pancakes.’

Pronunciation

dessertspoon

/dɪˈzəːtspuːn/