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Post by halfwise on Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:29 pm

Doesn't the term 'soft biscuit' refer to a scone type item in parts of Scotland?

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:31 pm

{{ Not a term Ive ever heard Halfy- could be an east-coast thing though, sounds like the sort of effete thing they would say on Morningside! Mad }}}

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Post by David H on Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:33 pm

I'll bet "soft biscuit" comes from an area with a seaport or fishing community.  I've always known the old meaning of "biscuit" to be what's sometimes called "ship's biscuit" for clarity. "Hard tack" is another name and it's hard as oak Mad .

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Post by azriel on Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:43 pm

Very Happy You guys & your tummy's. Next will be the old debate on whether a Jaffa Cake is a cake....or not ? I call Maryland cookies just that Mary....land. My son eats them by the sack load, he is the cookie monster, has been since he was 4 or 5yrs old. I have noticed Cookies are becoming more of a feature in places like "Subway" & other fast food eateries. But fir me If you can dunk it IL eat it Smile As for Soft Biscuits, isn't that when they've gone a tad manky ? left in the tin too long ? Smile

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Post by Eldorion on Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:03 pm

Amarië wrote:Mare-uh-land, ey? You live in Ponyville!!!! I love it!!!! Very Happy

Well we do have feral ponies on Assateague Island. Just be careful when bringing food to the beach. Razz

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Post by Eldorion on Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:07 pm

Pettytyrant101 wrote:{{On a terminology note Cookie is stupid- sorry US. Biscuit comes from the French and it literally means 'twice cooked' because originally making biscuits was a two stage process. Cookie on the other hand derives from the Dutch meaning for small cake, and should properly refer only to cakes not biscuits. }}}

It's not like the Dutch themselves use cookie (koekje) to refer to cakes either. Dutch immigrants were the ones who introduced the term (and its meaning) to America.

https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koekje
https://www.google.nl/search?tbm=isch&q=koekje
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Post by Eldorion on Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:24 pm

azriel wrote:I call Maryland cookies just that Mary....land. My son eats them by the sack load, he is the cookie monster, has been since he was 4 or 5yrs old.

I have been feeling hungry for chocolate chip cookies since starting to talk about them here. Though I could also go for the actual Maryland speciality of Berger cookies. Very Happy

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Post by halfwise on Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:34 pm

mm, Berger cookies. The trick is in the quality of the wonderfully thick chocolate - it's halfway between a chocolate bar and a brownie.

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Post by azriel on Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:02 am

OMG, they look just what I want !!! Very Happy I might skip past this thread, its dangerous ! makes you into a slathering, ravenous desperado Very Happy

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Post by halfwise on Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:09 pm

they are on amazon, at least in the USA. Not cheap, though.

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