Scant Meaurement

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Questions and Answers – Scant Measurement




I frequently see the word “scant” after a listed ingredient (e.g., “1 teaspoon salt, scant”).  In this context, what does “scant” mean?  – Neil (6/11/02)



Scant means lacking a small part of the whole – not quite up to full measure or just barely.  In other words, 1 scant teaspoon means not quite a whole teaspoon but a little less. In cooking, scant refers to an amount that just barely reaching or not packed.

Scant is a very bad term to use in a recipe.  The recipe should give the exact amount or say “to taste.”


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