Thursday, 5 January 2012

I'm also still missing...


Florentines at the Woodlands while doing crosswords with GB.


This represents the remains of my last Florentine with Jo, last August. I didn't quite lick the plate but not far off it.  (Helen and Ian gave me some biscuit-sized Florentines for Christmas.  I have yet to try them but I suspect once opened they won't last long!)

Occasionally, very occasionally, GB went wild and gave up his Tunnock's teacakes for something weird...


... a mint Kit-Kat !

10 comments:

  1. I remember you mentioning the Florentines before, and I said that I was going to show you a picture of what is sold as Florentines here. That is something I am going to do soon, now that your post has reminded me of it. Yours looks richer than the ones they make at the bakery here!

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  2. You haven't lived until you have tasted a mint flavoured Kit Kat!

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  3. Scriptor,
    We once found mint Kit Kats at a store here called World Market (now, out of business) and my son thought they were great too!

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  4. Tunnock's Teacakes are an institution. Occasionally I break free! The Woodlands is something I would sorely miss too if it ever ceased to exist.

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  5. Now I just had to google and find out what these things really ARE. Apparently a British teacake is nothing like ours... A Swedish 'tekaka' is a wheat flour breakfast bread, like a flat bun, usually eaten with butter and cheese or ham or whatever you prefer on top! They are good, but if you ordered one expecting a Tunnock's kind, you'd be very disappointed!

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  6. New Year's is a time for nostalgia, don't you think?

    One thing I miss is battenburg cake -- available in the US but expensive and hard to find. Mmmm ... I can practically taste it now.

    Take care and God bless, Carol

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  7. Monica, I don't know why Tunnock's Teacakes are so called. They are nothing like our other teacakes. If you order a teacake here it is more like yours - made with wheat flour and like a flattish bun but with currants in it. At Easter they have a cross on them and are called Hot Cross Buns. We often have them toasted with butter on them.
    There was once confusion when I asked Jo and GB if they fancied a teacake in a cafe. Jo thought I meant the currant bun and GB thought I meant a Tunnocks - GB was disappointed! Oops.

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  8. I haven't seen a mint kit kat!

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  9. Carol - you are only the second person I've ever come across to mention battenburg cake as a particular like. It is something I have to take to my friend in Canada when I visit and she will ration it to herself as a real treat.

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  10. Thanks Scriptor for the additional info! Our teacakes do not have currants in them, and they are too big to fit in a standard toaster.

    I guess what they all have in common is that they go well with tea ;)

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