Cooking and food terms/translations

Ingredients

Cake flour – this isn’t really a ‘thing’ in Australia, but the equivalent is as follows:

  • 1 cup cake flour = 1 cup plain flour less 2 tbsp, replaced with 2tbsp cornflour

Eggs – the eggs I typically use are around 60g including the shell.


Terms / translations:

  • Biscuits = cookies (always)
  • Caster sugar = superfine sugar
  • Icing sugar (pure or mixture) = confectioner’s sugar, powdered sugar
  • Sugar = granulated sugar
  • Plain flour = all purpose flour
  • Icing = frosting
  • Bi-carb soda = baking soda
  • Desiccated coconut = shredded coconut
  • Cornflour = corn starch
  • Rice flour = ground rice
  • Full cream milk = whole milk
  • Light milk = 2% milk
  • Skim milk = fat-free /non-fat milk
  • Baking paper = parchment paper
  • Sieve = strainer
  • Sieve = sift
  • Greaseproof paper = wax paper
  • Glacé = candied
  • Mixed peel = candied peel
  • Sultanas = golden raisins
  • Cling film/wrap = Saranplastic wrap
  • Plain biscuits = any plain, sweet cookie
  • Wheatmeal/digestive biscuits = graham crackers
  • Saladas = saltines
  • Rice bubbles = rice crispies
  • Pastry case = pie shell
  • Grill = broil
  • Hundreds and Thousands / 100s & 1000s = sprinkles, non pareils
  • Sprinkles = strands, dragees
  • Jelly = jello
  • Jelly crystals = flavoured gelatin
  • Jam = jelly
  • Golden syrup = similar to light corn syrup, but darkish in colour
  • Glucose syrup = light corn syrup
  • Treacle = molasses
  • Lolly/lollies = candy/candies, sweets
  • Mince = ground meat
  • Tomato sauce = ketchup
  • Tomato puree = tomato sauce
  • Roast = bake
  • Soft drink = soda, pop
  • Tasty cheese = cheddar cheese
  • Coriander = cilantro
  • Rocket = arugula
  • Whipping / double cream = heavy cream
  • Single cream = light cream, half-and-half
  • Zucchini = courgette
  • Capsicum = bell pepper
  • Sweet potato = kumera
  • Chips = french fries
  • Chips = crisps, potato chips
  • Stone, seed, pip = pit
  • Devon, empire = bologna
  • Spring onion = scallion
  • Spanish onion = red onion
  • Shallots = green onions
  • Ice block, icy pole = popsicle
  • Wholemeal = whole wheat
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