Welcome to Mutherfudger’s
So these are not necessarily questions I get asked (ok … sometimes) but these are questions I often ask, so I figured there would be other bakers/cooks that do too.
Gas Mark to Centigrade/Fahrenheit conversion
|Gas Mark||Centigrade (°C)||Fahrenheit (°F)|
How much fondant do I need to cover my cake?
Wilton.com has a good table for approximate weight in ounces HERE.
How much cake mixture do I need for my tin?
The Cake Decorating Company has an excellent and very helpful chart HERE.
How much does 1 US Cup weigh?
American recipes generally use a volume measure known as a ‘Cup’ rather than a (more accurate) weight measurement. Unfortunately, because one is weight, and one is volume there is not a standard conversion. A cup of marshmallows is going to weigh less than a cup of sugar for example.
However, HERE is a handy converter for various different ingredients, but your best solution is to buy some measuring cups.
Grams/Ounces or Kilograms/Pounds
US/UK Liquid volumes
|1 fl oz||29.57 ml||28.41 ml|
|1 cup||16 fl oz||20 fl oz|
|1 cup||236.5 ml||284 ml|
|1 pint||473 ml||569 ml|
What is the UK equivalent of this ingredient?
I have been following US recipes for some time now, and there are a few ingredients that may sound unfamiliar to UK bakers. Here is a collection of handy equivalents. Sometimes they are the same thing under a different name, sometimes they are a similar product.
|Light Corn Syrup||Golden Syrup||You can purchase corn syrup online|
|Molasses||Dark Treacle||You can purchase molasses online|
|Sweet Chocolate||Milk Chocolate|
|Bittersweet/Semisweet Chocolate||Dark Chocolate|
|Sweet Butter||Unsalted Butter|
|Peanut Oil||Ground Nut oil|
|Canola Oil||Rapeseed Oil|
|Shortening||Vegetable lard (Trex)|
|Half and Half||Single Cream|
|Heavy Cream||Whipping or Double cream|
|All purpose flour||Plain flour|
|Cake flour||Plain flour (with 12% substituted for corn flour)|
|Baking Soda||Bicarbonate of Soda|
|Kosher Salt||Cooking salt|
|Confectioners Sugar||Icing Sugar|
|Superfine Sugar||Caster Sugar|
|Tomato Paste||Tomato Puree|
|Green onions/Scallions||Spring Onion|
|Dill Pickle||Pickled Baby Cucumber|
|Navy Beans||Haricot Beans|
|Fava Beans||Broad Beans|
|Canadian Bacon||Lean Bacon|
|Blood Sausage||Black Pudding|
|Breakfast Links||Sausage – the British Banger|
|Sausage||Minced Pork or pork patty|
|Cool Whip||Birds Dream Topping (add milk)|
|Ground Beef||Minced Beef|
|Apple Cider||Cloudy Apple Juice|
|Hard Cider||Alcoholic Cider|
|Noodle||Can sometimes be used to mean pasta|
|Fruit Crisps||Fruit Crumble|
Another great place for ingredient explanations is The Cooks Thesaurus
Mutherfudger is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.