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    Elsiegee siarad Cymraeg?

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    Iechyd Da all those who are Welsh or of Welsh origin (that'd be me then)
    I think my mum's welsh cakes had a little bit of cinnamon in, but I can't ask her either - my sister has her recipe book though. I can't make them today anyway as I have given all cakes up for Lent but I will just imagine them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Iechyd Da all those who are Welsh or of Welsh origin (that'd be me then)
    I think my mum's welsh cakes had a little bit of cinnamon in, but I can't ask her either - my sister has her recipe book though. I can't make them today anyway as I have given all cakes up for Lent but I will just imagine them...
    They're not really cakes are they...

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    Ach-a fi!!!
    Yes, they are:
    Definition of cake:An item of soft, sweet food made from a mixture of flour, shortening, eggs, sugar, and other ingredients, baked
    Definition of baking: Cook by dry heat without direct exposure to a flame, typically in an oven or on a hot surface

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    Elsiegee siarad Cymraeg?
    Odd words due to my Welsh mother! nothing useful.

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    Happy St David's to you all when I lived 'down by' in Tonna I did try Laver Bread and well really really could not get into it. Mind I suppose it is like asking a Welsh person to eat Haggis
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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Ach-a fi!!!
    Yes, they are:
    Definition of cake:An item of soft, sweet food made from a mixture of flour, shortening, eggs, sugar, and other ingredients, baked
    Definition of baking: Cook by dry heat without direct exposure to a flame, typically in an oven or on a hot surface
    It depends whether or not they go hard when they're stale or go soft when they're stale. If they're hard when stale, they're cakes. If they're soft when stale, they're biscuits.

    Jaffa Cakes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Diolch yn fawr a Hapus Dydd Gŵyl Dewi pob arall (not sure if I have that right as I am only learning welsh myself here at the moment), I cant abide Laverbread myself, grandparents and parents both loved the stuff, it never took with me, same with cockles, I can eat them, but they just dont taste of much to me, love the cawl, welsh cakes and bara brith though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatpackhamster View Post
    It depends whether or not they go hard when they're stale or go soft when they're stale. If they're hard when stale, they're cakes. If they're soft when stale, they're biscuits.

    Jaffa Cakes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    They never hang round long enough to go stale

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    They never hang round long enough to go stale
    You must be baking them right then!

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    Cymru am Byth! And as a courtesy to the English I'll resist mentioning the rugby...

    From CP's resident Welsh Exile,

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich_tech View Post
    Diolch yn fawr a Hapus Dydd Gŵyl Dewi pob arall.
    Here comes a pedantic Welshman... What I think you're trying to say is:
    "Diolch yn fawr, a Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus i bawb arall"

    Translation of what you actually said is:
    "Thank you very much and a Saint David's Day Happy every all"

    "Gŵyl" means festival or holiday, but in this case it doesn't translate.

    Yes, the thread title is slightly wrong. Adjective's in Welsh are usually tacked on to the end. I know, we're backwards And if that's not strange enough for you, sometimes words start with different letters depending on the word that came before it, something called mutation - myself and a lot of other Welsh have a problem with that one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    They never hang round long enough to go stale
    The picture looks good enough to eat, let alone the cakes.

    My mum never made them, as she was brought up in Sittingbourne and only moved to Wales after the war, when she married my dad.

    My Grandma used to make them and always brought us a biscuit tin full every Thursday. Usually gone by Friday tea-time.

    All this talk of welsh cakes, laverbread and cockles has made me really hungry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerry View Post
    Here comes a pedantic Welshman... What I think you're trying to say is:
    "Diolch yn fawr, a Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus i bawb arall"

    Translation of what you actually said is:
    "Thank you very much and a Saint David's Day Happy every all"

    "Gŵyl" means festival or holiday, but in this case it doesn't translate.

    Yes, the thread title is slightly wrong. Adjective's in Welsh are usually tacked on to the end. I know, we're backwards And if that's not strange enough for you, sometimes words start with different letters depending on the word that came before it, something called mutation - myself and a lot of other Welsh have a problem with that one...
    It was when we started getting into mutation at school, e.g. Yng Hymru(?) that I decided I'd rather learn Russuian or Azerbaijani or Pashtu, anything else at all, really.

    I eventually decided on English, but still having trouble with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthling View Post
    All this talk of welsh cakes, laverbread and cockles has made me really hungry.
    I know what you mean. I'm making Cup-cakes tomorrow. Like these I made earlier

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