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English translation: soft ball stage

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08:06 May 1, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: au petit boulé
Description of a recipe for baking a cake:
"Après 3 ou 4 minutes d'ébullition, contrôler la cuisson: elle est au petit boulé quand une cuillère de sirop versée dans un bol d'eau froide forme une boule molle et gluante entre les doigts."
bharg
India
Local time: 04:55
English translation:soft ball stage
Explanation:
When making toffee in English, you boil the mixture of sugar and water until it reaches the "soft ball" stage. The test for this is just the same as the one the text describes.
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Alison Webb
France
Local time: 00:25
Grading comment
Thanks for your help - I think it fits the context well.
2 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
nasoft ball stageAlison Webb
nasolid ball stagepinki
nasmall ballAlbert Golub


  

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11 mins
small ball


Explanation:
étape dans la cuisson du sucre
pour confitures, nougats, caramels etc
granddictionnaire
bonne chance

Albert Golub
Local time: 00:25
Native speaker of: French
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32 mins
solid ball stage


Explanation:
when u make certain recipes u test their mixture for solid ball stage by putting a pinch of that mixture between your finger
s to check whether it is sticky or not or by dropping a spoonful of that syrop or mixture in a bowl filled with water to see whether it forms a small ball in that water.

pinki
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3 hrs
soft ball stage


Explanation:
When making toffee in English, you boil the mixture of sugar and water until it reaches the "soft ball" stage. The test for this is just the same as the one the text describes.


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Alison Webb
France
Local time: 00:25
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 12
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Thanks for your help - I think it fits the context well.
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