English / American Ingredient Conversions
·plain flour = all purpose flour
·caster sugar = superfine sugar
·icing sugar = confectioners’ sugar
·golden syrup = corn syrup
·treacle = dark molasses
·vegetable lard = shortening (crisco)
·bicarbonate of soda = baking soda
·cornflour = corn starch
·4oz butter = 1 stick of butter
·1 tsp allspice = 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg & 1/4 tsp ground clove
·croissants = crescent rolls
·double cream = pasteurised heavy cream not ultra-pasteurised heavy cream
·digestive biscuits = graham crackers
·mixed spice = DIY English Mixed Spice
How to Make English / American Ingredient Conversions
- A lot of lovely looking American recipes use Bisquick, which is hard to get and hugely expensive over here. This is the home made variation of Bisquick that I use all the time.
8 Cups Flour
1 1/4 Cups Nonfat Dry Milk Powder
1/4 Cup Baking Powder
1 Tbsp Salt
2 Cups vegetable lard or butter (I use butter)
Combine flour, milk, baking powder, and salt in a very large bowl.
Cut in lard/butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Makes about 10 cups. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1-2 months.
- Thank you very much to Linda Kauppinen for her English mixed spice recipe :)