I thought I'd finally figured out a way to not have to worry about conversions when baking Australian goodies - just buy a set of measuring spoons and cups from Australia! Genius!
Yeah, right! Can't find anyplace on line to do this. Every place in Australia that I've found will only shop as far as Singapore. I don't know anybody in Singapore. I even found a site in Rainier, Washington called Simply Australian/www.simplyoz.com which sells nothing but Australian goods. Couldn't find what I needed there. This is so frustrating.
I realize the cost of shipping is high, but I figured I'd purchase a good set and pay the price. No such luck.
Does anybody know a place where I could purchase these items online? Are Aussie kitchen supplies ever sold in the UK? Or is anybody in Australia willing to make a trade? Buy and send me a set of Aussie measuring spoons and cups and I can buy and send you a the same from the US if you want to use them for baking American recipes. Of course we'd need to purchase items of like quality/value. I'm almost at the point of giving up on trying any of the recipes I've been saving as I find most of the conversion sites to not help and I gave up math in high school.
I found a really nice set of stainless steel measuring cups and spoons at TJ Maxx that are marked with both metric & U.S. equivalents.
Haven't used them yet, so I don't know how much I'll have to adjust for the AU, NZ and UK standard measurements - but at least they're metric (so I figure I'm half-way there).
Found this helpful article on going from US to metric, although you may already be way ahead of me on converting from one system to the other:
If you'd be interested in some lovely stainless steel measuring cups and spoons (marked in both US and metric):
If you've already considered and rejected this idea, please excuse my interruption.)
Thanks, Jan, I'll definitely look into those links. I just wish it was easier to just buy the exact ones and not have to make allowances. I believe that the Australian teaspoon, as well as that of Canada and the UK are the same as in the US, but the Australian TBSP is our's (U.S.) plus a teaspoon more. It just gets so confusing and frustrating.
I will do a trade if you like...I tend to avoid american recipes cos I can't be bothered with converting them lol....PM me your details if you like and we can organise it....
Just wanted to make sure you didn't forget about me! Maybe for Mother's Day you could ask for a set of measuring cups and spoons and then send either those or your old set to me?! Then you won't have to worry about getting out to shop!
Hope all is well! I've gotten myself involved in the board's Cake Throwdown for May, joined a new New Jersey Cake Club, and volunteered to make a cake for a 25th Elementary School reunion, so I'm getting pretty busy, so don't fret if you don't hear from me for a while.