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Is A Jaffa Cake a Cake or a Biscuit?

well what does everyone on here reckon
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Re: Is A Jaffa Cake a Cake or a Biscuit?

It's a cake.
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Re: Is A Jaffa Cake a Cake or a Biscuit?

Jesus.

A biscuit.
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Re: Is A Jaffa Cake a Cake or a Biscuit?

Why do you think Jesus is a biscuit John?
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Re: Is A Jaffa Cake a Cake or a Biscuit?

because Jesus could make things go along way (the feeding of the five thousand), a bit like crumbs can go a long way.

Some one should honour this in the Jesus Biscuit - more filling than it looks. And you could collect tokens from the wrappers to exchange for a place in heaven.

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Re: Is A Jaffa Cake a Cake or a Biscuit?

But I think Jesus ISN'T a biscuit. Coz Jesus could walk on water, but when you're dunking a biscuit, and you misjudge and leave it in too long, and a bit breaks off, it sinks to the bottom of your cuppa.
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Re: Is A Jaffa Cake a Cake or a Biscuit?

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when you're dunking a biscuit, and you misjudge and leave it in too long, and a bit breaks off, it sinks to the bottom of your cuppa.

i hate that when you dunk it just for that spilt second too long, the biscuit is out of the tea/coffee and then just plops back into your drink
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But I think Jesus ISN'T a biscuit. Coz Jesus could walk on water, but when you're dunking a biscuit, and you misjudge and leave it in too long, and a bit breaks off, it sinks to the bottom of your cuppa.
ah, but he COULD be a biscuit, Bazza - coz although he could walk on water, what we never established was how long he could walk on water for. And that could be the equivalent of the plop scenario Mr Orange has just outlined. But I guess we will never know.

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Re: Is A Jaffa Cake a Cake or a Biscuit?

Also, Jesus turned water into wine, whereas when I was a kid and dunked ginger nuts into my drink, they turned orange squash into a mingy thing with brown bits at the bottom.
To be honest, I'm not sure whether that proves or disproves the theory, but I'm sure it's relevant.
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Re: Is A Jaffa Cake a Cake or a Biscuit?

I am told that the difference between a cake and a biscuit is what happens as it ages - a biscuit goes soft, a ckae goes hard.

Anyone have any old jaffa cakes?
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Re: Is A Jaffa Cake a Cake or a Biscuit?

yeah, they go rock solid.

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Re: Is A Jaffa Cake a Cake or a Biscuit?

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I am told that the difference between a cake and a biscuit is what happens as it ages - a biscuit goes soft, a ckae goes hard.

Anyone have any old jaffa cakes?
is that always true though? Because those Rich Tea biscuits are always pretty tough (the ones that are yum when dunked), and as they get older, I bet they get tough, which technically makes them a cake.

that's why it imperative that the food industry introduces strict guidelines on biscuits or cakes that do not behave the way they should. Simple fact is, some biscuits are in need of severe punishing:

jaffas should be left in the sun
jammy dodgers should have their jam poked out
finger creams should be separated
rich teas should be dropped from a great height until they shatter
Wagon wheels corners should be squared off

sort out your biscuits' behavioural problems, and you instantly put right a vast majority of what's wrong with this country today.

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Re: Is A Jaffa Cake a Cake or a Biscuit?

That's to do with water content.
Now, if we were to use that as the definite value of judgement, then yes, Jaffa cakes are cakes.
But who says that that is how to judge?
As an example, biscuit literally means 'twice baked', as the first were military rations for the French army which were baked, cooled, then baked again. This made them last a long time (but very nasty to eat).
So I could say, fair enough - it's only a biscuit if it's been bakled twice. I don't reckon there'd be many things which still qualify...

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Re: Is A Jaffa Cake a Cake or a Biscuit?

but Bazza, if you added baked beans in a dish of some sort (erm, cottage pie for instance - not sure why you'd do this, but it's just an example), then the beans would have been baked twice, which, if I've got this right, would make baked beans...a cake!

I am thinking that this thread has the capacity to get veeeeeeery confusing, Mr Bear

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At the risk of adding more confusion to the pile, you could look here:
http://www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.c...its/index.php3

According to this, Jaffa Cakes aren't biscuits....

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Re: Is A Jaffa Cake a Cake or a Biscuit?

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At the risk of adding more confusion to the pile, you could look here:
http://www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.c...its/index.php3

According to this, Jaffa Cakes aren't biscuits....

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but he is contradicting himself with the quotes like ''biscuits should come in a cellophane wrapper'' and '' luxury biscuits are normally covered in chocholate''

sounds to me like this person dont know sh*t from clay
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but he is contradicting himself with the quotes like ''biscuits should come in a cellophane wrapper'' and '' luxury biscuits are normally covered in chocholate''

sounds to me like this person dont know sh*t from clay
Well spotted! and, if you think about it, it's true. Coz you fire clay, which is a bit like an extreme version of baking. which has got me thinking; why don't we send them some biscuit-shaped pieces of fired clay to review, so as to see if they really do know the difference between a real biscuit and a clay one?

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but he is contradicting himself with the quotes like ''biscuits should come in a cellophane wrapper'' and '' luxury biscuits are normally covered in chocholate''

sounds to me like this person dont know sh*t from clay
This guy is one bake short of a biscuit. He says the Abbey Crucnh is a hell of a biscuit but writes a negative review? D'oh!

Oh and if this guy says that Jaffa Cakes are cakes then they must be biscuits!
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Well spotted! and, if you think about it, it's true. Coz you fire clay, which is a bit like an extreme version of baking. which has got me thinking; why don't we send them some biscuit-shaped pieces of fired clay to review, so as to see if they really do know the difference between a real biscuit and a clay one?

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do you have some clay, some shape cutters to cut the clay and a kiln to fire it as i dont

if you do have all the gear, then get cracking
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got all the gear boss, just need some help sourcing the shape cutters

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got all the gear boss, just need some help sourcing the shape cutters

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sounds to me like this person dont know sh*t from clay
Good point, well put.

Maybe I should read stuff before just randomly linking to it....
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OH FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE!!!!


OF COURSE THEY ARE CAKES - IT SAYS SO ON THE BL00DY PACKET, DOESN'T IT??????










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OH FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE!!!!


OF COURSE THEY ARE CAKES - IT SAYS SO ON THE BL00DY PACKET, DOESN'T IT??????










It may state on the packet that they are cakes but they are not cakes
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