A few blogs back I showed a lovely new book that has all British cooking recipes. A lot of the terminology was unfamiliar to me as I'm sure is the case with most of my readers. So, I thought I would show what each term means in American terms and add a few more as well.
British to American
1 cup = 1 1/4 cups
strong flour = bread or hard- wheat flour
icing sugar = confectioners sugar
mixed spice= apple pie spices
double cream= heavy cream
caster sugar= super fine granulated sugar
breakfast cup= 1 1/4 cups
dessert spoon= 1 tablespoon
sultans= golden raisins
teacup= 3/4 cup
vegetable marrow= summer sqash
Now isn't that interesting. I have a lot more so if you have one you need defined let me know, maybe I'll have the answer.