terminology that differs between Australia and other countries
The US or international term is on the left and Australian
cooking term is on the right.
All-purpose flour - Plain flour. Flour
that has no rising agent in it.
Argula - Rocket
Aubergine - Eggplant. A large, purple-colored fruit related
Baking soda - Bicarb Soda (bicarbonate of soda).
Bell Pepper - Capsicum
Boullion Cubes - Stock cubes
Broil - Grill. Cooking food on a rack either under or
Burghul - Cracked Wheat
Candied - glace
Cantaloupe - Rockmelon
Cilantro - Coriander. A spice that can be used as fresh
leaves, dried and / or ground seeds.
Cookie Sheet - Baking tray
Confectioners Sugar - Icing sugar, white powdered sugar
for making icing
Cornstarch - In Aussie cooking this is cornflour. It
is the starch extracted for corn and is used for thickening.
Courgette - Zucchini. A long green squash.
Double cream - Thick cream
Extract - Essence, as in vanilla essence, peppermint
Fava bean - broad bean
Frosting - Icing
Garbanzo - Chickpea. A legume that is large white and
Grill - BBQ
Kumera - Sweet Potato. Orange-fleshed root vegetable.
Mange tout - Snow Peas. Legume eaten as a whole pod.
Also snow pea sprouts, which are the seeds sprouted.
Marichino Cherries - Glace Cherries
Papaya - Paw Paw
Scallions - Shallots
Skillet - Frying pan
Sweet Pepper - Capsicum
Superfine Sugar - Caster sugar, if you are caught without
it you can make it by putting normal white suger in the blender.
Treacle - Golden Syrup
White Vegetable Shortening - Copha. A solid white fat
found in the cold section of the supermarket near butters. Used in chocolate
crackles or white christmas for example.