Foreign Food Items and Their U.S. Equivalents

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Foreign Food Items and Their U.S. Equivalents – On occasion a recipe mentions an ingredient that seems a bit unfamiliar. Here are a few foreign food names and their American equivalent.

  • Aubergine — Eggplant
  • Baker’s Ammonia (Hartshorn)- Baking Powder
  • Beetroot — Beet
  • Bicarbonate of soda — Baking Soda
  • Biscuit — Cookie or cracker
  • Caster Sugar — Superfine sugar
  • Cornflour — Cornstarch
  • Courgette — zucchini
  • Crème fraîche – sour cream & heavy cream mixed 50/50
  • Demerara — light brown sugar
  • Digestive Biscuits — Graham crackers
  • Double Cream — Heavy Cream
  • Icing sugar — powdered sugar, confectioner’ s sugar
  • Mangetout — snow/sugar peas
  • Minced meat — Ground meat
  • Muscovado — raw unrefined sugar
  • Quark Cheese – Cottage Cheese
  • Single Cream — Light cream
  • Sultanas — White raisins
  • Swede — Rutabaga

Baking Equivalents:

  • 1 ounce Chocolate — 1 square
  • 2/3 ounce Bakers yeast — 1 cake
  • 3 teaspoons Dried yeast — 1 cake
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