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Old 08-10-2014, 06:51 AM   #31
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You know since I only speak English and Childrenese, I often have to look up the meaning of a foreign ingredient or directions in a recipe.
Ha....well, this forum is obviously US based and some ingredients are either named differently to that in the UK or do not seem to be attainable e.g. certain products. Guess it could work both ways though....
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:12 AM   #32
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Ha....well, this forum is obviously US based and some ingredients are either named differently to that in the UK or do not seem to be attainable e.g. certain products. Guess it could work both ways though....
It does. Our Canadian neighbors are very good at translating our English measurements to grams and other ones that the rest of the world uses. There are times when we give them a great belly laugh or two at our lack of ability to understand their/your measurement system. But they are very kind to us, and we appreciate them so much.
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It does. Our Canadian neighbors are very good at translating our English measurements to grams and other ones that the rest of the world uses. There are times when we give them a great belly laugh or two at our lack of ability to understand their/your measurement system. But they are very kind to us, and we appreciate them so much.
Well UK does grams now!

Just to clarify, is there something more I should know re. what may not readily be understandable by Americans (from UK)? I have been giving oven temperatures at Mk 4 (for example)...am I right in
thinking that you favour the degree method?

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Well UK does grams now!

Just to clarify, is there something more I should know re. what may not readily be understandable by Americans (from UK)? I have been giving oven temperatures at Mk 4 (for example)...am I right in
thinking that you favour the degree method?

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No apology necessary. Yes we do use the degree system. 350F is a moderate temperature used for most baking goods and a lot of other recipes.
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Well UK does grams now!

Just to clarify, is there something more I should know re. what may not readily be understandable by Americans (from UK)? I have been giving oven temperatures at Mk 4 (for example)...am I right in
thinking that you favour the degree method?

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I suggest you just post what you know. If another member doesn't know what a Mk4 is, they will ask. I don't think you should have to worry about converting all your recipes from Mk4 to 350F and 180C.

PS, my earlier comment was an attempt to get the thread back on topic of cooking methods.
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Old 08-10-2014, 11:33 AM   #36
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Too many differences to try and get it right for everyone.
Even teaspoons and tablespoons are different between Yanks & Brits.

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Thank Ishbel & DC for the link.
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I suggest you just post what you know. If another member doesn't know what a Mk4 is, they will ask. I don't think you should have to worry about converting all your recipes from Mk4 to 350F and 180C.

PS, my earlier comment was an attempt to get the thread back on topic of cooking methods.
Thanks - I appreciate you trying to get it back to the topic!


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Too many differences to try and get it right for everyone.
Even teaspoons and tablespoons are different between Yanks & Brits.

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Thank Ishbel & DC for the link.
Oh dear....so, how is this going to work? Do we have to say if it is a UK recipe or what?
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Oh dear....so, how is this going to work? Do we have to say if it is a UK recipe or what?
Your thinking too hard on this. Just post the recipe as you know it. Most of us know the conversions except me. I am too old to learn new stuff.
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Oh dear....so, how is this going to work? Do we have to say if it is a UK recipe or what?
We know what terms we don't know and will ask, you know what you don't know and will ask. Simple and the way we've always done it.
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