Friday, July 18, 2008

Food I just had to look up....

Keira and I have been discussing some of the following "treats". They are often referred to in books by a certain author. Most of them just sound weird...but I was curious. It's wonderful to just type a name in Google image and up come samples of the very thing I was wondering about. Having seen the pictures, and in some cases the recipes I don't think I'll be rushing to the kitchen to make them. I strongly suspect they are acquired tastes - maybe if you grew up eating them you would think they were great. I just don't seem to have a great appreciation for British tea time snacks and or desserts.
mince pies....umm, no thanks.
treacle tart.....maybe, maybe not.

Madeira cake....no way.

Lardy cakes.....yeah, no.

Queen of Puddings....now there's one I might give a try.

4 comments:

BeeGee Babe said...

Okay, so I am with you on the mince pie but I have tried all of the rest - we had a British principal at school for our first 6 yrs and she made these for our 3rd grade international faire - and they are all good. The Lardy cake only sounds gross, the recipe calls for lard instead of butter and it is tasteless. The Queen of Puddings is my personal favorite.

crashhanna said...

It's not that I have an aversion to lard as much as I have an aversion to cooked raisins.

Keira said...

Madiera cakes--what a let down. I expected it to be wine colored at least.

I'm with you on the cooked raisins Deb.

Suzanne said...

How did I miss this post?! I always wonder what stuff actually looks /tastes like when I'm reading about it. Thanks for showing the pictures, now can you have a sample sent?