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Thu Nov 10 02:46:11 MSK 2005
On 11/9/05, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Quoting Jimmy O'Regan (jimregan at o2.ie):
> > Oh! Biscuit == scone, gotcha.
> Close. 'Merkin biscuits are in general and a lot smaller. If they were
> sweet, they'd be classified as "cookies". What are called "saltine
> crackers" are a fairly typical subcategory of American biscuits,
Er, biscuits are leavened, crackers are unleavened.
Cookies can be either (if compact cookies like ginger snaps and
digestive cookies are truly unleavened). Cookies are sweeter than
biscuits, but 'Merkin scones are also sweeter than biscuits, but not
as sweet as cookies. The word "biscuit" is sometimes imported to
refer to to a British food ("digestive biscuits"), the way "football"
is sometimes imported for soccer.
There are also "Australian toaster biscuits", which look almost like
English muffins but taste different.
According to the links below, they're similar to a crumpet, a food we
don't otherwise have.
Australian toaster biscuit
(sweeter than a scone, not as sweet as a cookie)
An Aussie discusses the different kinds of muffins
Foster's used to run a series of ads that ended with: "Foster's.
Australian for beer." I told this to an Australian friend and he
laughed, saying Foster's was just one beer among many in Australia.
Mike Orr <sluggoster at gmail.com> or <mso at oz.net>
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