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Offline MagicalPenTopic starter

Coffee Cake...
« on: January 18, 2008, 10:49:45 AM »
As I sit here and eat a Coffee Cake, I am perplexed by two things about this wholesome treat.

1.) Why is it called a 'Cake' when it is clearly a Muffin?
2.) Why is it called a 'Coffee" Cake when it in fact does not taste like Coffee? (If it tasted like coffee, I would not be eating it).

These questions also bring in to mind a Coffee Roll, and its two questions.

1.) Why is it called a 'roll' when it fact its more like a Danish, and not at all like a bread roll?
2.) Again, the 'Coffee' part is missing.

Offline Cherri Tart

Re: Coffee Cake...
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2008, 10:53:48 AM »
cause you eat it WITH cofffee! :D

Offline Bliss

Re: Coffee Cake...
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2008, 11:24:25 AM »
cause you eat it WITH cofffee! :D

Ding! That was my guess. Kind of like teacakes, teacookies, te biscuits, etc... are consumed with tea, but don't have tea in.

Now, the cake part... I've seen coffee cakes, the muffin sort you're eating is probably a miniaturized version of the coffee cakes I know and love.

The coffee 'roll' I would think of as a roll because it's made of a long strip of dough rolled into a spiral shape.

Offline Sherona

Re: Coffee Cake...
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2008, 11:25:57 AM »
Coffee cakes are sweet, hence they are called a cake...I have never seen a coffee Cake look or taste like a muffin before..

Offline MagicalPenTopic starter

Re: Coffee Cake...
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2008, 11:34:56 AM »
Go to DunkinDonuts and they should have one. Identical to a blueberry muffic, only with sugary/crumb stuff on top.

Offline Serenity Vixen

Re: Coffee Cake...
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2008, 11:48:28 AM »
But I never drink coffee with them... Well, almost never  :P

*Ducks, hiding her head with her arms*

Offline MagicalPenTopic starter

Re: Coffee Cake...
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2008, 11:49:39 AM »
I don't drink coffee at all myself.

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Re: Coffee Cake...
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2008, 12:41:08 PM »
There is actually a kind of coffee cake that is made with coffee.  It more resembles sponge cake, and it's yummy when you make it yourself.

But mostly what you see in bakeries and donut shops are what is called coffee cake, originally served with coffee.  For the non coffee drinkers, it is false advertising.

Another question; why aren't girl scout cookies made from real girl scouts?

Offline Cherri Tart

Re: Coffee Cake...
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2008, 12:45:22 PM »
or brownies made from real brownies? :)

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Re: Coffee Cake...
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2008, 12:46:54 PM »
Insert obligatory eating brownies joke here!

Offline Bliss

Re: Coffee Cake...
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2008, 12:47:12 PM »
Because they aren't yet ripe for eating?

Offline MagicalPenTopic starter

Re: Coffee Cake...
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2008, 12:50:50 PM »
lol Bliss! That can be sooo wrong!

Offline Serenity Vixen

Re: Coffee Cake...
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2008, 12:56:22 PM »
Actually, weren't Girl Scout cookies originally made by Girl Scouts?


I do so love a girl in uniform :P

Offline Cherri Tart

Re: Coffee Cake...
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2008, 01:12:03 PM »
i can actually fit into brownie uniforms - a proven fact - i was a pot brownie for halloween one year *grins*

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Re: Coffee Cake...
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2008, 01:17:36 PM »
[sarcasm]Thanks, Cherri.  Now I'll be thinking about hot girls in brownie uniforms for the rest of the day.[/sarcasm]

Wait, that's not a bad thing...

Offline Bliss

Re: Coffee Cake...
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2008, 01:19:42 PM »
And those uniforms aren't adult length, so it'd be like micro short... *trails off, staring into space*

Offline Cherri Tart

Re: Coffee Cake...
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2008, 01:25:54 PM »
yeah, come to think of it, there was sort of a breeze going on down there...

Offline Serenity Vixen

Re: Coffee Cake...
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2008, 01:36:39 PM »
*Totally lost in a fantasy*

Offline Cherri Tart

Re: Coffee Cake...
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2008, 01:42:12 PM »
*hands SV a trail map*  :)

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Re: Coffee Cake...
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2008, 01:49:16 PM »
We demand pictures  ;D

Offline Cherri Tart

Re: Coffee Cake...
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2008, 01:52:21 PM »
hmm...  i'm not sure if i have any...  *looks thoughtful*  see what i can do, tho... *blushes* No promises.

Offline Serenity Vixen

Re: Coffee Cake...
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2008, 02:04:17 PM »
I was never a brownie, so do not have a uniform to see if I could fit into it :(

Offline Bliss

Re: Coffee Cake...
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2008, 02:33:52 PM »
I was a brownie. My sash doesn't fit any more.

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Re: Coffee Cake...
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2008, 03:01:48 PM »
I was a Camp Fire Girl and I am very glad the camp fire was not made from girls!  But I never got a uniform....how sad.

Offline Elvi

Re: Coffee Cake...
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2008, 04:32:19 PM »
Ding! That was my guess. Kind of like teacakes, teacookies, te biscuits, etc... are consumed with tea, but don't have tea in.

Now, the cake part... I've seen coffee cakes, the muffin sort you're eating is probably a miniaturized version of the coffee cakes I know and love.

The coffee 'roll' I would think of as a roll because it's made of a long strip of dough rolled into a spiral shape.

Sort of right Bliss.

Tea cakes, (which are actually a bread 'bun' made with mixed fruit and are usually toasted), tea biscuits and most other things that are so named, are named after the time of day they were eaten, not just because they were eaten, as an accompaniment to the drink of tea.

There was afternoon tea at 4pm, (that the middle classes had to stem off their hunger for a later dinner) and high tea between 6pm and 8pm,(for the middle classes to have if they needed something substantial before going out in the evening and would eat, say after the theatre, a supper) or, if you were working class, high tea was the main meal of the day.

I still call our midday meal 'dinner' and evening meal 'tea'....*smiles*

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/food/tea.htm

Morning coffee, on the other hand, was a very middle and upper class thing, (working classes didn't have time to stop for a meal then and they certainly could not afford coffee) and foods that were eaten at that time, had the prefix 'coffee' attatched to them.

(However to completely confuse the issue, we do in fact have cakes here made with coffee as a main ingredient and the same goes for tea)  
« Last Edit: January 18, 2008, 04:35:13 PM by Elvi »