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What Are You Eating? Or the Last Thing You Ate

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Post by Vanessa » Sat October 4th, 2008, 7:47 am

I love crumpets, too. How about hot cross buns or scones with jam and clotted cream??? Are they typically English, too, or do they have them elsewhere?
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Post by pat » Sat October 4th, 2008, 9:49 am

I have just had meat pie with potato and beans. My sons choice as it was just the two of us tonight. I feel the need for healthy fruit later!


We have scones, crumpets and hot cross buns here too. I make my own scones as I can make my mum jealous with them.....hers never work! Mine are always light and risen!
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Post by Alaric » Sat October 4th, 2008, 10:45 am

My parents went to a friends place somewhere in the hills for the day - I didn't go as I had other more interesting things to do :p - but had nothing for dinner. So I had to make myself some decidedly second rate toasted cheese and vegemite sandwiches.

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Post by diamondlil » Sat October 4th, 2008, 12:26 pm

I took my son and his friend to the drive-in, but it was a very last minute decision so instead of eating before we got there like we normally do we ate there. The food actually wasn't too bad, but it was expensive!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat October 4th, 2008, 5:11 pm

Wow, there are still drive in's?

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Post by LCW » Sat October 4th, 2008, 5:21 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I love crumpets, too. How about hot cross buns or scones with jam and clotted cream??? Are they typically English, too, or do they have them elsewhere?[/quote]


We have scones here. I love scones. They're probably my favorite bakery item of all!! I haven't quite perfected making a healthy low fat whole grain scone though. And I can't bring myself to make the delicious white flour butter filled ones I buy at the coffee shop or bakery!!

Hot cross buns aren't really common here. We do eat jam on toast or busciuts but what is clotted cream? I've heard of it but never tried it. Honestly it sounds kind of gross :o ! I don't think you could even buy something like there here in US. Maybe in a specialty store!!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat October 4th, 2008, 5:38 pm

Clotted Cream is delicoius! I had it when I went to London both times.

A thick cream made primarily in England by heating milk until a layer of cream forms on its surface that is then cooled and skimmed off. Also called Devonshire Clotted Cream.

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Post by Vanessa » Sat October 4th, 2008, 5:59 pm

Clotted cream. It is actually delicious as SonjaMarie says although it sounds rather bizarre. Probably not best to eat too much of it, though! It originates from Devon/Cornwall way who are well known for their Cream Teas!
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Post by Leyland » Sat October 4th, 2008, 6:30 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Wow, there are still drive in's?[/quote]

Do you not have any Sonic Drive-Ins in your area? I rarely go now as much as I did in high school and college. I loved Sonic's Coneys (hotdogs with chili and cheese) and the corn dogs, too. I don't know if the carhops are still on rollerskates or not though. Maybe I should get the work lunch group out to Sonic one day soon instead of our usual Mexican or Greek.

I do love a good sausage dog with chili and shredded cheese and a bit of mustard and catsup.
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Post by EC2 » Sat October 4th, 2008, 6:30 pm

I had a USA visitor over earlier this year and served her home-made scones with home-made strawberry jam (our own strawberries too) and clotted Devon cream. Not good for the arteries but delicious!
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