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Peanut butter and Jelly sandwich - adapted to ingredients from the UK

Firstly: what type of bread? Must it be white, brown, wholemeal or granary? Are there any significant differences between bread in the US and UK? It must be robust enough to hold up against wetness ...
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What exactly are American recipes containing "smoked sausage" or "smoked Italian sausage" referring to?

This question is difficult to answer without knowing what region of the US the recipe came from, and how old it is. Sausage making in the US for a long time was highly regionalized, with the sausage ...
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Peanut butter and Jelly sandwich - adapted to ingredients from the UK

Although yes, much of it is a matter of personal preference, I will try to give some constructive advice: You want a ‘sandwich bread’. Something that’s cut relatively thin (1cm or less) with a ...
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What exactly are American recipes containing "smoked sausage" or "smoked Italian sausage" referring to?

I can’t comment what those specific recipes mean, but based on experience here in the US, ‘smoked sausage’ is pretty generic, albeit with some relatively consistent properties. In particular, ‘...
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Peanut butter and Jelly sandwich - adapted to ingredients from the UK

Two major differences between the USA and the UK are in terms of the bread and in terms of the peanut butter. Both of these described as a foreigner (though from a British colony) in both countries ...
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Is a pizza like this unheard of in the USA?

There is a fantastically wide range of pizza styles available in the US. The traditional American "fast food" pizza, such as one would get from Domino's or Pizza Hut, has a fairly thick, ...
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What is the term for "plain" non-flavored ice cream

It's called "sweet cream" ice cream. If you make your own ice cream with something like milk, cream, eggs, and sugar, and you don't put any additional flavoring in it, it's called a "sweet cream base"....
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Peanut butter and Jelly sandwich - adapted to ingredients from the UK

You're definitely overthinking it. There are many variations based on personal preference, but there are some traditions. Generally when people think about PB&J sandwiches made for young children, ...
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Peanut butter and Jelly sandwich - adapted to ingredients from the UK

Any combination of the choices you listed (even the use of butter or margarine, apparently) would be fine and authentic and a matter of personal preference.
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What exactly are American recipes containing "smoked sausage" or "smoked Italian sausage" referring to?

In typical "southern style" American cooking a smoked sausage can mean anything between a Kielbasa and a Bratwurst. I normally lean more toward the Keilbasa.
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What exactly are American recipes containing "smoked sausage" or "smoked Italian sausage" referring to?

The catch on any American sausage like that is the marketing terms vary wildly, even in the US. Sausage, in general, can encompass Uncased or small cased (0.5" diameter) spiced pork (uncooked, ...
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Peanut butter and Jelly sandwich - adapted to ingredients from the UK

I think that you are very much overthinking this. Traditional Peanut Butter and Jelly In the United States, the peanut butter and jelly sandwich (PB&J) is a quick, easy meal, usually made for a ...
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What exactly are American recipes containing "smoked sausage" or "smoked Italian sausage" referring to?

We don't know, either. A bit tongue in cheek, but, I think, that's the literal truth, and the actual intention of the recipe author, too, with an American audience. There really is no coast-to-coast &...
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Is a pizza like this unheard of in the USA?

The pizze on your photos look to me quite near to what is known as New York style in the US, rather flat, but leavened and with some toppings. NY style is also also the US style that comes closest to ...
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Is a pizza like this unheard of in the USA?

In the USA the definition of pizza is wide. Different regions in the US have different styles of pizza. As a result, Americans have pioneered an entire lexicon to help them navigate the churning sea ...
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Why do Americans have butter in their rice?

Well, because they like it, that's it. In another form, it's like cooking the rice with tomato sauce - it absorbs better the taste compared to adding it at the end, there's no other benefit for the ...
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Peanut butter and Jelly sandwich - adapted to ingredients from the UK

Firstly: what type of bread? Must it be white, brown, wholemeal or granary? Are there any significant differences between bread in the US and UK? In general, the type of bread you would use for a ...
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Peanut butter and Jelly sandwich - adapted to ingredients from the UK

From someone raise (mostly) in the United States, the answer is pretty much going to be -- do whatever is most-similar to what you are familiar with. My mother prepared PB&J sandwiches with JIF ...
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How to reduce sugar in chocolate chip cookies without losing the texture

You can toast your sugar. Stella Parks on Serious Eats and in her cookbook Bravetart explains that toasted sugar undergoes thermal decomposition that make a more complex, less sweet flavor and (...
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What is the term for "plain" non-flavored ice cream

"Milk flavored ice cream"...or "milk ice cream" would work as search terms. I'm not sure you can purchase it in the US, but there are a few recipes on-line.
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Making flour tortillas softer and more elastic

Here is a great video on making soft tortillas....the secret is the kneading, resting, and the extra kneading when dividing the dough into dough balls. Best wishes to all. https://www.youtube.com/...
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