Friday, April 25, 2014

Common Substitutions for American Recipe Ingredients!

Food is, like a smile, universal! Maybe this will help those of us that have friends in far away places!!

This one is for all of my followers and friends outside of the United States! I realize that we have different names for some of the ingredients we put in our recipes and a few of you have asked me what the substitute would be for them in your countries. I hope this list is helpful and enables you to enjoy the recipes I post!

 all-purpose flour = plain flour
 andouille sausage = smoked sausage
 baking soda = bicarbonate of soda
 bouillon granules = stock cube
 cilantro = fresh coriander
 confectioners' sugar = icing sugar
 frozen whipped topping = long-life whipped UHT cream
 corn syrup = golden syrup
 cornstarch = cornflour
 egg substitute = egg white
 eggplant = aubergine
 fava beans = broad beans
 frosting = icing
 garbanzo beans = chickpeas
 graham cracker = digestive biscuit
 granulated sugar = caster sugar
 great Northern beans = cannellini beans
 green onions = spring onions
 ground beef (ground lamb, turkey, pork) = minced beef (minced lamb, turkey, pork)
 half and half = single cream
 ham steaks = gammon steaks
 heavy cream = whipping cream
 instant pudding mix = whipped dessert mix
 Jell-O® gelatin = jelly
 jelly = jam
 lasagna noodles = lasagne sheets
 molasses = treacle
 non-fat milk = skimmed milk
 oatmeal = porridge
 pie crust = pastry crust
 pizza crust = pizza base
 pork tenderloin = pork fillet
 potato chips = potato crisps
 reduced fat milk = semi-skimmed milk
 semisweet chocolate = dark chocolate
 shortening (e.g., Crisco®) = butter or margarine, or vegetable fat spread (e.g., Stork®)
snow peas = mangetout
 tomato paste = tomato puree
 whole wheat flour = wholemeal flour
 zucchini = courgette
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