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What Size Is Your Tablespoon Measure?

What Size Is Your Tablespoon Measure?

14 Jun 2018 - Anneka Manning

In Australia, the standard tablespoon measure holds 20ml or 4 teaspoons. However, in the US, UK and new Zealand a tablespoon holds 15mls or 3 teaspoons. More often than not it is the 15ml tablespoon sold in our local stores while our recipes are written using the 20ml tablespoon! Check the size of your spoon and adjust the quantities if necessary - it won't make a big difference when you are measuring ingredients such as flour and sugar, but if measuring concentrated ingredients such as baking powder or yeast, it can cause real imbalances in your baking.