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TL and EL

Hello

I would like to make a Zopf and in the book (Steammer book) it says:

1 TL Zucker
1 EL Milch

Could it be like:

EL = Esslöffel

TL = Teelöffel

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And, are these quantities the same we use in the UK then for tablespoon and teaspoon ?
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Hello

I would like to make a Zopf and in the book (Steammer book) it says:

1 TL Zucker
1 EL Milch

Could it be like:

EL = Esslöffel

TL = Teelöffel

?

And, are these quantities the same we use in the UK then for tablespoon and teaspoon ?
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Re: TL and EL

I think an esslöffel would be more like a dessert spoon.
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Re: TL and EL

Would this help ?

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Hello

I would like to make a Zopf and in the book (Steammer book) it says:

1 TL Zucker
1 EL Milch

Could it be like:

EL = Esslöffel - Yes. Tablespoon

TL = Teelöffel - Yes. Teaspoon

?

And, are these quantities the same we use in the UK then for tablespoon and teaspoon ?
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Teelöffel is a tea spoon and is 5 ml
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I think an esslöffel would be more like a dessert spoon.
I normally eat my dessert from the table ..... with a spoon.
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I normally eat my dessert from the table ..... with a spoon.
In Switzerland? You have a dessert spoon? I thought big spoons all came in the same size - for the table - like soup spoons are tablespoons ..... in Switzerland. Or do you use a teaspoon for dessert?
Sometimes I use teaspoons, depends what the dessert is, if it`s smaller than the tablespoon, in which case the spoon looks better if it`s smaller.
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Re: TL and EL

Thank you so much for all the replies. I will proceed now to make my first Zopf!

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In Switzerland? You have a dessert spoon? I thought big spoons all came in the same size - for the table - like soup spoons are tablespoons ..... in Switzerland. Or do you use a teaspoon for dessert?
Sometimes I use teaspoons, depends what the dessert is, if it`s smaller than the tablespoon, in which case the spoon looks better if it`s smaller.
I have 4 types of spoons:

1- soup
2- one that it is slightly larger and slightly smaller, which I use for eating desserts and ice-cream
3- tea spoon
4- one even smaller which I use for espresso

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Re: TL and EL

Here we go again - soup spoons

my Swiss soup spoons are very different to my UK ones - and so is the amount of content
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Re: TL and EL

here you go
http://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking...surements.html
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Re: TL and EL

That is a very helpful link, thanks a lot. I have been struggling with table spoon measurements,too; we have two sets of silverware and the soup spoons differ visibly in size, so I never knew which one to use, the bigger or the smaller.
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Re: TL and EL

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Here we go again - soup spoons

my Swiss soup spoons are very different to my UK ones - and so is the amount of content

I use the set of measuring spoons I brought from the UK, one of these that all the spoons come together. I guess one can find them here, too. They make your life much easier. I got mines from Amazon.
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Bread came out lovely!!

I did it with the steamer oven. I must say that I have 0 cooking skills and I just followed the recipe from the book that came with the steamer. The result is amazing and so easy to make. Just in case someone wants to try, I bought at Volg special flour for Zopf, but I believe you can find it almost everywhere.
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Re: TL and EL

Thanks, that is a good website, and clearly mentions the differences between US and GB measurements.

I discovered another pitfall: Australian and NZ recipes use tablespoon measurements, BUT their tablespoons are 4 teaspoons, 20 ml (and not 3 teaspoons 15 ml!)

As some recipes are very critical, you might want to remember that useless fact when using Australian Women's Weekly recipes, which in my view are excellent, but they never mention salt and pepper which is strange, http://recipefinder.msn.co.nz/womens-weekly-recipes/

I would recommend you to buy a set of metric measuring spoons, it is very tricky to remember which spoon you used when it states "a desert spoon".
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