Those of us in North America, who take pride creating various English recipes on their AGA cast iron range, realize we need to translate UK measurements or run the risk of ruining our culinary creation. This is especially true when it comes to baking in your AGA cast iron range! British cookbook mavens Mary Berry and Amy Wilcock have filled AGA cookbooks with some of the best recipes you will find anywhere – from the simple and basic to the elaborate and festive. Some of their English terms can be a bit of a mystery…
Here is a quick guide to translate UK cooking measurements into North American terms when using any AGA cookbook.
Translate UK Measurements:
In Britain, one pint holds 20 ounces. Here, a pint holds 16 ounces. So for any liquid amount referred to in pints, either measure the milliliter amount in parentheses in the recipe, or use this simple conversion chart:
As mentioned above, some of the English terms used in AGA cookbooks can be a bit of a mystery. To help you understand terms such as “rasher”, “mutton” and “sultanas”, we have created a list of British terminology often used to help make cooking on your AGA cast iron range with one of our beloved AGA cookbooks more enjoyable! With this guide, we will help you blend culinary cultures and get you well on your way to wowing your friends and family the AGA-way!
Meats, Fish and Poultry
Fruits and Vegetables
Sugars and Sweeteners
Flours and Baking
Odds and Ends
For more questions regarding recipes, cookware or how each cast iron AGA oven functions, feel free to contact AGA Kitchen Concierge at 800-525-5601.