I was making pita bread the other day (which didn’t turn out…arrrr, I hate when that happens…I need to find a different recipe) and the recipe called for a “scant 2/3 cup” of water. I’ve seen “scant” used in other recipes and honesty I just ignored it.
I had a few minutes, so I decided to look it up. According to Baking911, “any time you see a ‘scant’ measurement, for example ‘1 scant tablespoon’, you just fill the measuring tablespoon barely full instead of filling and leveling off the top.”
Good to know. I’m sure that knowledge will come in very handy, and maybe my "scant-full" recipes will turn out even better.