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British V American Food Terminology

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by shyvas, Nov 8, 2012.

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  1. Envy

    Envy Just lazing around

    Location:
    Sweden
    reading the image text is not allowed. :ttth:
     
  2. AeryFairy

    AeryFairy Anachronism

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    Roll/bap/barm
     
  3. Envy

    Envy Just lazing around

    Location:
    Sweden
    you forgot buttie and bam.
     
  4. kibbleforlola

    kibbleforlola Lola Worshiper

    Um, no. As a Georgian, I can say you are all wrong. Icing = thin, like royal icing or a glaze. Frosting = thick, fluffy whipped stuff. The two are not synonymous.
     
  5. AeryFairy

    AeryFairy Anachronism

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    Because those three are the words I'd use :) actually, never heard of a bam at all... And I've only ever heard buttie used when it had a filling (chip buttie, sausage buttie, etc), not just for the roll on its own.
     
  6. Envy

    Envy Just lazing around

    Location:
    Sweden
    Oh, I just assumed that you were naming all the weird words you people use for breads like that.

    Wish that I still had that thread with the discussion about the proper name.
     
  7. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator

    A bap.

    What do I win ?:p
     
  8. Envy

    Envy Just lazing around

    Location:
    Sweden
    The title of "Breadmaster".
     
  9. SummerRain

    SummerRain I dreamed that God would be forgiving.

    Location:
    UK
    I was going to go with roll. :)

    Up here people call cakes buns. It's not a bun it's a cake! Ah, how can the UK be so small, and yet some words so localised?
     
  10. IamJen

    IamJen Veteran Member

    Location:
    England
    I was thinking a bap, but hard to tell from the pic (is it a roll that you put sandwich fillings/meat into?)

    Some other thoughts:

    Bing cherries are specific cherries, not just black ones in general.
    digestives and graham crackers are not the same thing exactly (graham refers to the type of flour used)
    it's just "zucchini" not "small zucchini", unless of course, your zucchini is size-challenged
    Demerera sugar is most definitely not the same as American brown sugar (which contains molasses)
    Powdered milk is much more common that "dry milk" (though it says that on the package I suppose)
    gingersnaps are chewy usually, gingernuts are definitely not
    I've baked loads and have never heard someone instructing me to use a "leavening agent". "Baking powder" it is
    Cream of Wheat is a specific brand of mush in the US/Canada, and is not made from semolina
    not "cultured", but just "sour cream" (sounds like elitist sour cream, heh)
    They gut fish in America too. Also whisk stuff, grill things (broil = old fashioned)
    All the UK folks I know use "kitchen towels" not "kitchen paper"
    Patty cases? Never heard that one before either. Neither "top and tail berries" Top and tail is what I do to Freya each day
    Skillet is much less common in most places in the US than "frying pan" (I often here "fry pan" here)
    I've never heard anyone on either side of the Atlantic say "cauliflowerets". Florets is commonly used in the US





    Some others:


    pizza base = pizza crust

    fatfree milk = skim milk
    Oi, I'm sure I should know more. I spent the first three months here getting to know all the staff at Waitrose (supermarket) because I didn't know what things were called. :D
     
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  11. KLS52

    KLS52 Only Kindness Matters

    I thought flapjacks were the same thing as pancakes!?!?
     
  12. Envy

    Envy Just lazing around

    Location:
    Sweden
    It can be.
    (or something similar)
     
  13. Alice-Bee

    Alice-Bee Mad as A Hatter

    Location:
    Durham UK
    I didnt. Thats what we call large buns up North :/
     
  14. Envy

    Envy Just lazing around

    Location:
    Sweden
    Just that there are at least 10 names for that particular bread, and you managed to get the one that was in the image text. :p
     
  15. Alice-Bee

    Alice-Bee Mad as A Hatter

    Location:
    Durham UK
    Its just what we call it haha. Stottie cake, which really confuses out of towners :p
     
  16. KLS52

    KLS52 Only Kindness Matters

    :no: custard.
     
  17. AeryFairy

    AeryFairy Anachronism

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    Creme caramel/panna cotta
     
  18. Lord Snot

    Lord Snot Parsley Provider

    In my family we'd call that a creme caramel, not a pudding.

    Edit: Snap, Aery :D
     
  19. TreeHugger

    TreeHugger World Class Member

    Location:
    Hertfordshire, UK
    A roll!!!
     
  20. Envy

    Envy Just lazing around

    Location:
    Sweden
     
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