Thursday, August 18, 2011

What's the difference?

What's the difference between…

1. A raisin and a sultana?
A raisin comes from red grapes, a sultana from white. Answer contributed by a friend living in NZ through this site. Thanks, Tracie!

2. Bain marie and double-boil?

3. Blanching, boiling and poaching?

4. A cupcake and a muffin?
Quick and dirty answer to this is cupcakes have frosting. Scientific answer available on this site. Answer contributed by Annonymous

5. Frosting and icing?

6. Single cream, double cream and whipping cream?

7. Instant yeast and active yeast?

8. 3g and 4g?

9. Chopped and minced?

10. Chiller and fridge?

11. Squid, sotong, cuttlefish and 'jiu-he'? Question contributed by my friend TS.

12. Baking powder and baking soda? Question contributed by my friend Evelyn.

Contributions most welcome, whether you have more Qs to add or some As to enlighten us with.


  1. Baking soda and baking powder?
    Scrambled egg and omelet?

    ~ ck

  2. That's a good contribution. TS also added: squid, cuttlefish, sotong and jiu-he : )


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