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Guide: Palates In The British Isles

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    Posted: 03 April 2012 at 05:06
Written by: Margaux Cintrano.
Do we have any Welsh, English, Scottish or Northern Irelander Members ? Let us hear from you about your unique dishes, sweet tooth pleasures, Lagers, Ales, Whiskey, and Wines Movement ...
This shall kickoff a few of the most famous dishes ...
Cheddar Cheese: Cheddar hails from a village of the same name, and it was first produced in the 15th century. It is the U.K.´s  most famous cheese which is a firmly packed deep orange interior and hard rind. This cheese can be semi soft or aged called Sharp or Extra Sharp.   
Maslin Rolls: Historically, these Welsh rolls were made from local, unrefined grains. Maslin is a mixture of Rye and Wheat flours. It possesses a dense texture and hearty flavor.
Lime Fool :  a light dessert dating back to the 15th century, made of: lime zest, lime juice, whipping cream and sugar, served in a Parfait Dessert Dish. Today, white chocolate has been added for a contemporary twist.
Bake Well Tart:  Named after a town in Derbyshire, this dessert consists of: jam, custard and almonds.
Burnt Cream : This is the English cousin of the French Crème Brûlée. Alledgelly, it originated at Cambridge Trinity College.
Cawl :  This is a Welsh coal miner´s one pot thick stew-soup, whose name means Broth. The ingredients are: bacon, beef or chicken or root vegetable stock, leeks, parsnips, turnips, bay leaf, sal and pepper, onion and potatoes. It is a rural country thick soup and it has been served with Ale and Whole Grain Rolls since time memorial.
Scones:  Scottish by Origin, these pastries are very popular for Breakfast throughout Scotland. The traditional ingredients are: flour, dark brown sugar, nutmeg, currants, butter, molasses, milk, sugar, baking powder and cinammon. They are commonly served with Marmalade and freshly brewed tea.
A Proper Tea:  
Let us imagine, 18th century and a long lazy summer day. The 7th Dutchess of Bedford, Lady Anna was quite bored. Thus, she rang for her servants, requesting a pot of tea, sandwiches, seasonal fruits, cakes of all types. The rest is history.
Cheesecake: Cheesecakes have been popular in the U.K. since the 1590s. Short bread crust and laced with Whiskey, heavy cream and Butterscotch topping were the original ingredients.
Shortbread: A perfect pair with tea or coffee, the ingredients for this cake are: flour, sugar, butter, lemon zest, lemon juice and powdered sugar.
Hot Toddy:  a hot beverage made with Whiskey, hot water, Brandy or Cider, sugar and cinammon. It is known as a Flu Buster. In the U.K. during the colonizing of the East Indies, palm sap was extracted and added, and they called this beverage Toddy Palms.
Strawberry Courting Cake:  this dessert was first prepared in northern England by young women for their fiancés. The ingredients are:  butter, sugar, vanilla extract, flour, milk, nutmeg, cream and fresh strawberries.
Stilton Blue Vein Cheese: Blue veined pungent Stilton, was founded in Stilton in the early 1700s by the housekeeper of Lady Beaumont of Quenby Hall. It is prepared and / or served with:
1. blue cheese sauce.
2. with endive and pears.
3. au gratin with root vegetables that are oven baked.
3. with an international cheese platter, wine and crackers / breads. 
4. dips.
*** we are getting dressed to provide you with a real taste of the U.K. right here on the Forum.
*** to work on daily, so just be patient.
Volamos a Mediterraneo, un paraiso que conquista su gente u su cocina.
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