Ingredient Equivalents US to Australia

by Shelley
(Australia)

Your basic butter cream recipe calls from 2 pound of powdered sugar, is that icing sugar in Australia?
Also it calls for 2 sticks of butter, in Aussie where I live we don't get sticks of butter, so what weight of butter do I use? Also can you use something else instead of shorting?

From the editor:

Hi Shelley,

Since I grew up in Australia, you're in luck. I can answer all your questions:

1. Powdered sugar in the US is the same thing as Icing Sugar in Australia.

2. Each stick of butter is 4 ounces or half a cup.

3. Shortening is the same as Copha, but you can also use all butter, if you like.

Thanks for your question.


Regards,
Michelle (editor)

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