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Equivalent Names for Ingredients used in Australian, American and British Recipes

Legend: Australian = American = British

 

capsicum sweet pepper red pepper bell pepper125g butter = 1 stick of butter = 4oz butter (1/4 pound)

baking trays = cookie sheets = baking trays

bicarbonate of soda = baking soda = bicarbonate of soda

black-eyed beans = black-eyed peas = black-eyed beans

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

aubergine eggplantcream = light cream = single cream

cube sugar = loaf sugar = cube or lump sugar

essence = extract = essence

eggplant = eggplant or aubergine (pronounced obergine) = aubergine

 

fillet (of meat) = tenderloin = fillet

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

fried = pan-broiled or pan fried = fried

frying pan = skillet = frying pan

glace fruit = candied fruit = glace fruit

gravy beef = stew beef = gravy beef

grill, griller = broil, broiler = gril, griller

ground rice, rice flour = rice flour = ground rice

hard-boiled egg = hard cooked egg = hard boiled egg

icing sugar = confectioners' sugar = icing sugar, powdered sugar
king prawns jumbo shrimps

jam = conserve = jam, conserve

king prawns = jumbo shrimps = shrimps

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

morello or sour cherries = sour cherries = morello cherries

mortadella = baloney = mortadella

offal = variety meat = offal

okra = ladies fingers or gumbo = okra

papaw, pawpaw = papaya = pawpaw

pimientos = pimientos = pimentos

plain flour = all purpose flour = plain flour

 

potato flour = potato starch = potato flour

prawns = shrimps = 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 scallionssemolina = farina = semolina

sesame seeds = benne seeds = sesame seeds

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

(to) shell = (to) shuck or hull = (to) shell

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 = stock cubes

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

sweets thermometer = jellmeter = jam or candy thermometer

Swiss roll pan = jelly-roll pan = Swiss roll pan

thickened cream = heavy cream = double cream

unsalted butter = sweet butter = unsalted butter

zucchini = zucchini = courgette