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Offline chillies

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This is nice
« on: February 03, 2006, 03:11:38 PM »
Well this is nice I must say. You can come here, have a natter and a cup of coffee and wile away a few hours. I like it.  Now, who's got the Hob Nobs?

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Re: This is nice
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2006, 03:47:18 PM »
Oh yeah I like the coffee shop too, I just wonder about all them Brits since they drink tea?? ;D
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Re: This is nice
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2006, 03:58:19 PM »
Hi Prophet, I'm a Brit who can't stand tea, give me a cup of joe everytime  ;D
Now who''s going to be the first American to ask what a Hob Nob is?
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Re: This is nice
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2006, 04:42:02 PM »
Chocolate or plain?

Tea for me, please

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Re: This is nice
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2006, 04:49:25 PM »
I will...what is a hob nob??

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Re: This is nice
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2006, 06:50:44 PM »
Hob Nob= hob nobing=associating with the upper crust, hi faluting ta ta rich folks; fancy smanchies :-*
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Re: This is nice
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2006, 06:57:33 PM »
wht a romantic phrase.  for some reason I thought they were donuts

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Re: This is nice
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2006, 08:48:15 PM »
Well we can make Hob Nob mean anything you want, afterall, we are the writers. SO DONUTS IT IS!!!

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Re: This is nice
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2006, 06:55:04 AM »
A Hob Nob is a particularly robust biscuit that will withstand repeated dunkings in hot tea or coffee without collapsing into soggy gunk...

Now who wants to explain the difference between a British biscuit and an American biscuit? :)
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Re: This is nice
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2006, 07:09:28 AM »
Aren't they called cookies in the US? Does biscuit have a different meaning over there? We need to know!

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Re: This is nice
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2006, 09:22:39 AM »
Yep cookie here. There are 2 types of biscuits here and thats yankee biscuits (yuk) and southern cat head biscuits MMMMM...  they are made out of flou,r hot grease (preferrebly bacon drippings), salt etc. awh man shut my mouth!!! OH, say hi to the Queen for me ;D
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Re: This is nice
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2006, 10:17:07 AM »
I can't believe that Hob Nobs is such an interesting subject and it has so many replies.

Facinating!  But nice to see (read?) such international banter.
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« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2006, 03:34:43 PM »
When I lived out in the wilderness.  I used to make a biscuit called dough bods or squaw bread.  I would take regular bread dough ( the kind made with yeast ) cut it into biscuits and let it rise.  Instead of baking, I deep fry them.  For a sweet taste you can shake them and cinnamon sugar.  After removing them from the oil. They were an interesting treat, As long as you didn't try to make them to thick



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Re: This is nice
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2006, 07:31:06 PM »
The only biscuits I make come wonderfully packaged by the Pillsbury Dough Boy himself and purchased from my Local grocery...nowdays it has been my local Super Wal-Mart.  I am a no frills girl whan it comes to cooking.  Now ask for Arroz con abichellas(rice and beans) with penil(pork) and you will find  me quite content to spend my time at the stove.

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Re: This is nice
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2006, 01:52:34 AM »
Wow! Biscuits, chocolates, dough nuts!!

Well, here's something from this ex-Portuguese colony in Daman (Western India). Its the only cake I can make (not bake)...:)

All you need is love… and chocolate and a spoonful (or two) of sugar to begin.

Ingredients: 50 biscuits (rectangular/square or round), 200 g butter, 125 g icing sugar, 4 to 6 tbs cocoa powder, about a liter of hot instant coffee, quart red rum.

Method: Mix the chocolate and sugar to a smooth paste in a bowl and then add butter.
Add a few drops of Vanilla essence and keep aside.
Pour the rum into the hot coffee.
Dunk one biscuit at a time into the coffee and arrange in a layer on a plate.
Next, spread the butter/sugar/cocoa mix over the layer of biscuits.
Repeat these alternate layers of biscuits and the mix till all the biscuits are used up.
Spread the leftover batter to cover the top and sides of the cake.
The cake is now ready to go into the refrigerator  - not the oven!

Chill overnight.

Serve cold to savor its warmth!

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