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Old 4th October 2005, 13:34
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Measurements----------------British, Metric and USA


4 ounces flour = 125g = One cup
8 ounces flour = 250g = Two cups
4 ounces oatmeal = 124g = One cup (scant)
4 ounces butter and other fats, including cheese = 125g = One stick
8 ounces butter and other fats, including cheese = 250g = One cup
7 ounces caster/granulated sugar = 200g = One cup
8 ounces caster/granulated sugar = 250g = One and a quarter cups
8 ounces meat (chopped/minced/ground) = 250g = One cup
One ounce (1oz) = One rounded tablespoon
One tablespoon of liquid = 3 teaspoons
One teaspoon liquid = 5ml
One tablespoon liquid = 15ml
8 tablespoons = 4 fluid ounces = 100ml = Half cup
8 fluid ounces = 250ml = One cup (Half a US pint)
Half pint/10 fluid ounces = 300ml = One and a quarter cups (scant)
Three quarters of a pint/15 fluid ounces = 450 ml =Two cups (scant) or one US pint
One pint/20 fluid ounces = 600ml = Two and a half cups


Bacon rashers = Bacon slices
Bicarbonate of soda = Baking soda
Biscuits = Crackers/cookies
Broad beans = Lima beans
Cake mixture = Cake batter
Caster sugar = Granulated sugar
Celery stick = Celery stalk
Chipolata sausages = Cocktail sausages
Cornflour = Cornstarch
Chips = French fried potatoes
Creamed potatoes = Mashed potatoes
Crisps = Potato chips
Demerara sugar = Light brown sugar
Dessicated coconut = Flaked coconut
Digestive biscuits = Graham crackers
Double cream = Whipping cream
Essence = Extract
Farls = Quarters
Fats = Shortening
Flaked almonds = Slivered almonds
Frosting sugar = Powdered sugar
Glace = Candied
Golden syrup = Light corn syrup
Hough = Shank of beef
Icing = Frosting
Jam = Preserves
Mince/minced beef = Ground beef
Mixed spices = Allspice
Nub of butter = Pat of butter
Ratafia biscuits = Almond flavoured cookies/dried macaroons
Salt beef = Corned beef brisket
Self raising flour = All-purpose flour with baking powder
Single cream = Light cream
Soft brown sugar = Light brown sugar
Spring onion = Scallion/green onion
Stewing steak = Braising beef
Stoned raisins = Seedless raisins
Strong plain flour = Unbleached white flour
Sultanas = Seedless black raisins
Treacle = Molasses
Wholemeal = Wholewheat

Utensils and Methods

Ashet = Meat dish
Baking tray = Cookie sheet
Case = pie shell
Fry = Pan Fry (with fat)
Frying pan = Skillet
Girdle = Griddle
Grate = Shred
Greaseproof paper = Vegetable parchment or waxed paper
Grill = Broil
Jelly bag = Layers of cheesecloth
Knead = Punch down
Knock Back = Punch down
Large pot = Dutch oven or a deep cooking utensil with a tight fitting lid
Liquidizer = Blender
Mince = Grind
Polythene(Clingfilm) = Plastic wrap
Pudding cloth = Cheesecloth
Roasting tin = Roasting pan with rack
Sandwich tins = Round-layer pans
Sieve = Sift
Tartlet tin = Muffin pan
Vegetable mill = Food mill
Whisk = Beat/whip
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Old 9th October 2005, 01:02
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I am glad that you took the time to explain the type of food names and how they are different in the USA.
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Old 20th October 2005, 16:28
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Thanks Babz - I find it interesting that many of the terms that we use in Canada are the same as in the UK. Despite living beside the US, we still retain a seperate cultural identity. Our spelling is the same as the UK, and before metric, we used the imperial system of measurement.
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Old 25th January 2006, 21:15
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i used to work as a bartender for a couple of weeks and if you handed some one a pint that was a couple of milimeters from the top too less you would get screamed at by a drunk ***

is that the same as in canada ?

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Old 1st February 2006, 16:50
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No - we are too polite for that.
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Old 1st February 2006, 21:54
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Just don't insult our beer or our hockey team.
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Old 2nd February 2006, 15:56
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Or mistake a Canadian for an American, right?
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