When I first moved to America, I was surprised at the little differences between Australia and the US.
The world of cooking was one area where I had to adapt quickly. There were ingredients which were no longer available to me, and a whole list of new ingredients that I’d never heard of before. Words were different, measurements were different.
Here is just a sample of terms which may help you if you come across a recipe which is written by an author from Down Under, or if you are one of my Australian readers and are wondering what on earth I am talking about!
You can sort the table by using the small arrows next to your country.
|superfine sugar||castor sugar|
|self rising flour||self raising flour|
|baker's sugar||castor sugar|
|all purpose flour||plain flour|
|confectioner's sugar||icing sugar|
|green onions||green shallots|
|red onion||spanish onion|
|tomato sauce||tomato puree|
|Rice Krispies||Rice Bubbles|
|vine ripened tomatoes||truss tomatoes|
|green leaf lettuce||fancy lettuce|
|bread flour||strong flour|
|ground beef||mince / minced beef|
|romaine lettuce||cos lettuce|
|flank steak||skirt steak|
|baking soda||bicarb soda / bicarbonate of soda|
|candied cherries||glace cherries|
|sprinkles||100's & 1000's|