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- Dec 1, 2003
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Am I the only one here that likes to refridgerate his biscuits for that added 'crunch'?
Probably very few of us Brits have ever 'attended' tea either! (If by 'tea' you mean the sort of formal afternoon snack that we read about in P.G.Wodehouse - tea nowadays (if taken at all) is much less formal.)sidhegyrl said:I've visited the UK but never had the opp to attend tea.
Personally, I find it fortean that Brits call cookies 'biscuits.' What d'ya call what we call biscuits (rounds bready things oft made with buttermilk, but NOT considered buns or rolls)? A scone is close, I suppose...
And then you have the Staffordshire Oatcake which is more like a pancake than a cracker!rynner said:Just to confuse the issue a little further, today I bought (in the supermarket!) some Scottish Rough Oatcakes, which I would describe as biscuits, not cakes. Softer than a cracker, but still good with cheese. 8)
I think they missed out at least a line of text there!The introduction of afternoon tea, a quintessentially English tradition, is usually credited to Anna, Seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the early 19th century.
The Duchess grew hungry between an early lunch and a late dinner served in her boudoir in the mid-afternoon.
I think they missed out at least a line of text there!
Ooer, what's the other 50%?OneWingedBird said:You know, that's really put me off Pringles, now that I know they're less than 50% potato.
Perhaps I should have read the label sooner.
Why would you want to dunk a cake? That is so wrong. Surely this is the true test of cake/biscuit; is it dunkable?According to Wiki : 'In Ireland Jaffa cakes are regarded as cakes ......
.... in 2009 the Germans tried to make an oblong version, reportedly because they were easier to pack and dunk.