This for That- What’s it Called?

Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes Equivalents & Substitutions This for That- What’s it Called?

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      Some of our members who live overseas are having a difficult time figuring out what the “equivalent ingredient” is in their country in various recipes. Also, some of the older recipes use a different name for an ingredient. So I thought we could compile a list of Ingredients that This for That- aka Common Equivalents for American Ingredients

      This For That:

      Oleo in a Recipe = Butter or Margarine

      andouille sausage = smoked sausage

      aubergine eggplant

      Baking Trays = Cookie Sheets

      bicarbonate of soda = baking soda

      broad beans = fava beans = broad beans

      butter lettuce = butterhead lettuce = cabbage lettuce

      capsicum = sweet pepper or bell pepper = green or red pepper

      castor sugar = superfine sugar = caster sugar

      chick peas = garbanzo beans = chick peas

      chillies = hot peppers = chillies

      chokos = chayote = chayota

      (to) chop = mince = (to) chop

      coriander = Chinese parsley = coriander

      corned beef = salt beef = corned beef

      cornflour = cornstarch = cornflour

      cos lettuce = Romaine lettuce = Cos or Romaine lettuce

      cilantro = fresh coriander

      cream = light cream = single cream

      corn syrup = golden syrup

      confectioners’ sugar = icing sugar

      cube sugar = loaf sugar = cube or lump sugar

      essence = extract

      eggplant = eggplant or aubergine (pronounced obergine) = aubergine

      EVVO = Extra Virgin Olive Oil

      fillet (of meat) = tenderloin = fillet

      firmly beaten egg whites = dry egg whites = firmly beaten egg whites

      fried = pan-broiled or pan fried = fried

      frosting = icing

      frozen whipped topping = Cool Whip = long-life whipped UHT cream

      frying pan = skillet

      garbanzo beans = chickpeas

      glace fruit = candied fruit

      graham cracker = digestive biscuit

      gravy beef = stew beef = gravy beef

      great Northern beans = cannellini beans

      grill, griller = broil, broiler = gril, griller

      ground rice, rice flour = rice flour

      hard-boiled egg = hard cooked egg

      heavy cream = whipping cream

      ham steaks = gammon steaks

      icing sugar = confectioners’ sugar = icing sugar, powdered sugar

      king prawns = jumbo shrimps

      jam = conserve = jam, conserve

      king prawns = jumbo shrimps = shrimps

      lasagna noodles = lasagne sheets

      mince / minced meat = ground (meat) = mince / minced (meat)

      molasses = treacle

      morello or sour cherries = sour cherries = morello cherries

      mortadella = baloney = mortadella

      oatmeal = porridge

      offal = variety meat = offal

      okra = ladies fingers or gumbo

      papaw, pawpaw = papaya = pawpaw

      pimientos = pimientos = pimentos

      pizza crust = pizza base

      potato chips = potato crisps

      pork tenderloin = pork fillet

      plain flour = all purpose flour = AP flour

      potato flour = potato starch = potato flour

      prawns = shrimps

      (to) rub butter or fat into dry ingredients = cut in shortening = (to) rub butter or fat into dry ingredients

      spring onions schallots green onions scallions

      semolina = farina

      sesame seeds = benne seeds

      shallots, spring onion = scallions, green onions = spring onions

      shortcrust pastry = basic pastry or shortcrust pastry = shortcrust

      snow peas = sugar snap peas = mange tout

      sour cream = dairy sour cream = soured cream

      stock cubes = bouillon cubes

      saltanas = seedless white raisins or golden raisins = white raisins or saltanas

      shortening (e.g., Crisco®) = butter or margarine, or vegetable fat spread (e.g., Stork®)

      sweets thermometer = jellmeter = jam or candy thermometer

      Swiss roll pan = jelly-roll pan

      tomato paste = tomato puree

      thickened cream = heavy cream = double cream

      unsalted butter = sweet butter = unsalted butter

      whole wheat flour = wholemeal flour

      zucchini = courgette

      Ok- that’s all I could come up with- Care to Chime in on this one??

    • #447976

      😉 In crochet, because I like it… a treble in Australian/Uk English is the same as a double crochet in American English.

      Graham flour is also similar to whole wheat flour.

      Cookies = sweet biscuits.

    • #460451

      Thanks! I needed this, it will help me so much.

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Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes Equivalents & Substitutions This for That- What’s it Called?