Do you know how important a glossary of cooking terms is going to be if you want to translate British recipes into American terms?
If you don't, and you're getting ready to try a UK recipe.... you're soon going to find out!
To save you time, effort and frustration, we've put together a list of some of the most common cookery terms used in the UK, and given you their US 'translation'.
If you don't know what a 'rasher' is, have never heard of Caster Sugar or Icing Sugar, and wouldn't know a Courgette if you fell over one - then you're going to need this guide.
|Bap||Soft, white bun. Similar to burger bun|
|Broad Beans||Fava or Lima Beans|
|Caster Sugar||Similar to Superfine sugar|
|Cornflour||Similar to Cornstarch|
|Cooking Apples||Tart, green apples|
|Dessicated Coconut||Shredded Coconut|
|Digestive Biscuits||Similar to Graham Crackers|
|Double Cream||Heavy Cream|
|Fish Fingers||Fish Sticks|
|Flaked Almonds||Slivered Almonds|
|Gammon Steaks||Ham Steaks|
|Golden Syrup||Similar to Light Corn Syrup|
|Icing Sugar||Confectioners or Powdered Sugar|
|Jam||Preserves or Jelly|
|Jacket Potato||Baked Potato|
|Lard||Clarified Pork Fat|
|Mincemeat||Sweet pie filling, made with dried fruit/peel|
|Plain Flour||All-Purpose Flour|
|Rasher of Bacon||Slice of Bacon|
|Orange Rind||Orange Peel|
|Single Cream||Light Cream|
|Sultana||Similar to yellow raisin, different grape|
|Swede||Rutabaga or Yellow Turnip|
|Baking Foil or Tinfoil||Aluminum Foil|
|To 'Bake Blind'||Bake an empty pastry shell, weighted down with dried beans|
|Baking Sheet or Tray||Cookie Sheet|
|Cake Tin||Baking Tin|
|The 'Cooker'||The Stovetop|
|Greaseproof Paper||Waxed Paper|
|Kitchen Paper||Paper Towel|
|Tea Towel||Kitchen Towel (Cloth)|
Now you've studied our Glossary of Cookery Terms (and perhaps it would be a good idea to Bookmark this page now!), you might also want to check out our page of Cooking Measurements Conversions - and maybe Bookmark that one too.
THEN you'll be all set to try out some of the great Scottish Recipes we've got waiting for you. Good Luck.