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there are those who have also speculated on the universal nature of cake, Star Trek has a lot to answer for:
Rokeg Blood Pie
errr! the word, SAD springs to mind, don't go down this route, it only leads to conventions and spandex!
Love to you and TW
|Nicey replies: Oh I quite agree, thats why a had a sly jibe at it in last weeks BOTW. I just wish for once they turned up on a planet where everybody spoke Welsh, and after 5 minutes they had to give up leave again cause the translator couldn't do Welsh, or they got tied of wiping off the little bits of spit off of their faces. Then they would have to spend the next 55 minutes just sitting around not doing anything. Maybe they could use the time constructively and do some tidying up, or put some nice net curtains up on all those windows they have.
Is there anybody left I haven't offended there?
I cannot believe I have only now discovered your site. What a relief to find that there are so many true and dedicated aficionados.
Last spring a friend and I walked a painful pilgrimage to the birthplace of our beloved Eccles Cake. It took us from my doorstep in Nottingham to the epicentre of cake production in Church Street, Eccles, a total of 79.3 gruelling miles in three days. During our crusade we took a vow of abstinence that no Eccles (nor any other fruit based) cake should pass our lips. On our journey we passed many heathen souls as we ventured through areas of heritical cake production (Bakewell), but we did not weaken.
The suffering was more than repayed as we sat to savour six of the finest cakes on this good earth. I lost a toe nail and Big Al several pounds in weight, but we were both richer men for it.
We're thinking of Chorley next.
Sorry, but its the anorak in me that compels me to write; it is certainly an alien cake indeed that has Jam over Cream in your excellent Home Page picture. The great British Cake equation generally goes like this:
Cream/Jam= Sponge Cake.
Unless you use this formula: Fruit/Cream/Jam or
Fruit Crush= Gateaux.
There are many formulae that create superb cakes, but jam/cream just isnt done old boy!
Are you an over or an under man Nicey?
|Nicey replies: Well spotted, this was of course entirely intentional showing how alien cakes might generate their gravity inversion field so as to give an even lighter sponge. Of course this requires that the jam goes on top.|
|James E. Petts
what is the official NiceCupOfTeaAndASitDown.com line on gingerbread men? Cake, biscuit or mere confection?
yours most humbly,
James E. Petts
|Nicey replies: Regarding Gingerbread men, Gingerbread is a cake, despite wanting to be some kind of bread. By association this makes gingerbread men cakes. Certainly the ones baked locally are more cake than biscuit. However I do think that you would really need to make a case by case judgement as recipes vary so much.|
||My Fiancee has some older friends who we visit from time to time and who partcularly enjoy tea, and sitting down. Last time we were there, we had some large, marshmallow-shaped and sized ginger biscuits. They were odd, being quite uncrunchy. Chocolate was also present in the experience, but not wholly covering the biscuit. I wonder if you know what type of biscuit these are?|
|Nicey replies: They sound German to me. This is exactly the sort of thing you can get from Lidl's or Aldi supermarkets in the UK, who I think are German owned.|