Post by kat Post by Lucretia Borgia Post by kat Post by David Amicus
In the Philippines what we Americans call cookies they call biscuits just like you Brits do.
A Filipina aide here at the nursing home just told me that.
We do have things the manufacturers call cookies too, but they are a diferent
sort of thing to what we call biscuits. Biscuits are flat and crunchy, but those
which tend to be softer, and sort of thicker, or risen, we often call cookies.
But you can buy "biscuits", I have seen them in WalMart. Not so much with the
cookies, but with breakfast stuff. Sweet things made with oats. We have them
Here in eastern Canada we have cookies, a la USA and biscuits are
actually more like a scone. You split and butter them. Often served
with savoury dishes. They're somewhat tricky to make, it seems to be a
knack that some have and some don't.
At my local pub at lunchtime I sometimes have the 'late breakfast,
fried eggs, bacon and a biscuit' - the German chef there makes
biscuits to die for :)
I am very fond of buttermilk biscuits, especially smothered in sausage gravy.
:-) They tend to be lighter in texture to scones I find ( and I like them too )
but they are hard to make at home as fluffy as I get them in diners ( when I can
that is, which here at home, I can't!).
The breakfast biscuits I mentioned above that I have seen in Florida WalMarts
were actually like British biscuits. In the same packets as we get them here, so
they called them biscuits, not cookies.
But talking of breakfast, I had a lovely one last week in a cafe while we were
away on holiday and I put a pic of it on facebook ( mainly because mr kat went
for the Mega Breakfast and boy was it maega, but I didn't go that far!) and an
American friend in San Francisco said it looked yummy. And I asked him if he
could actually recognise what was on my plate and all he did was grin. So I am
none the wiser. I have never seen black pudding or bubble and squeak on that
side of the pond - and I don't know if they exist there?
opposed to being even remotely like a sausage.