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Hmm... you can have laverbread with a fry-up. Not sure of any other uses; maybe with an omelette would work?

(also - you married a Southerner?! *faints* ;) )

I have no idea what it tastes like so i have no clue. It could be a dessert for all I know

He came north though! This shows a willingness to improve himself, I have to help the less fortunate better themselves, don't I?

Oooh... do not denigrate the Welsh Cakes! They are NOT like rationed scones... totally different beast. :-) Well... okay... they're like a cross between a moist, chewy biscuit and a scone... at least if they're done properly... and they are ENTIRELY too easy to eat. :-) Especially fresh off the griddle, with a nice cup of tea.

The only reason my husband doesn't weigh more than he does now is that I refuse to keep Welsh Cakes on-hand. (I'd never stop baking... they never last more than 1.5 days, tops, even when I've made a huge double batch.) And there are, in fact, both baking powder and eggs in the recipe. :-P

http://stress-kitten.livejournal.com/93863.html is the recipe I use, if you are ever inclined to try making them and do not feel like letting Beloved near the kitchen. Also if you plan on having anything remotely edible in the end.

I don't think moist chewey biscuit and scone sounds so ideal to me :) but I shall give them a try and see what i can turn out that doesn't taste like these abominations

I do make fruit scones regularly so I'm always going to compare them to my crumbly, fruity yumminesses

I questioned my use of 'moist, chewy, biscuit' as it doesn't really give the right connotation as a soft, chewy cookie here in N. America. :-D

They're definitely going to be denser than a scone... and you don't need to limit yourself to currants or raisins for the fruit (though my husband would disagree, because then they aren't "traditional")... I've used chopped dried apricots as well to good effect, and dried, sweetened cranberries.

I've always wanted to go to Wales, despite what Blackadder says. And I thought rain was normal for Wales, or is that one of those stories they tell the tourists?

Blackadder : Have you ever been to Wales Baldrick?
Baldrick : No, but I've often thought I'd like to.
Blackadder : Well don't, it's a ghastly place. Huge gangs of tough sinewy men roam the valleys terrorising people with their close-harmony singing. You need half a pint of phlegm in your throat just to pronounce the placenames. Never ask for directions in Wales Baldrick, you'll be washing spit out of your hair for a fortnight.

Your kitchen is desperate need of defiling by Beloved.

Those Welsh cakes sound like what we call Teacakes down here. (Not sure if the rest of the US calls them that.) They're sort of round things with mostly flour and no nuts or raisins. They're supposed to be healthy cakes. But I think they use baking powder.

Were those scones made by Beloved sort of hard and flat? If so, you could always ship them over here for use as shooting clays. Sometimes also called clay pigeons.

I was assured it wouldn't rain all the time and that was a terribad stereotype. They lied to me! The language is right but we avoided the close harmony singing

My kitchen is blessedly protected from beloved and so it will stay!

Here a tea-cake is more bready and has fruit in it - and it is toasted

When you get lobster, is it locally caught, or brought over from the North Eastern US?

I don't always see where they're form but the ones from the fishmonger are local afaik

I'm a Southerner. There's nothing wrong with us! We are a colorful bunch and purported to be a friendly bunch... as long as you're white and well dressed.

I've only known one Welshman. Daffyd. (pronounced "David," in case you are unfamiliar with their messed up alphabet) He was an exchange student at UCLA when I was with First John in Los Angeles. Now, mind you, he's from the south part of Wales. What does this mean? He doesn't say words so much as open up his mouth and spout noises. 6 months around him and I understood maybe ever 5th word. Tragic. As he was definitely cute. When he came back, after a year, to visit, I understood every word he mumbled. He seemed very cross at me for admitting that I had not understood his words when he was there the first time. I don't know, I kinda found the guttural noises to be somewhat sexy. Had I not been with First John at the time, I might have fancied a go with Daffyd. Of course, had I not been with First John, I wouldn't have ever met Daffyd, but those are minor, temporal, details, easily fixed with a TARDIS. Where's The Doctor when you need his space/time box for personal reasons, hmm? Rather rude of him really.

And perhaps there can be a defiling of the kitchen together? When was the last time one of you was bent over the counters? I mean, really!? What's the use of kitchen counters if you can't bend/be bent over them? (Says the man with no cooking skills but can kick your ass baking cupcakes.) Defile them! DEFILE THEM, I SAY! (Then clean to your hearts content.)

US southerners are a different breed. They have guns and deep-fried turkeys.

I had a crash course on their odd letter sounds. But welsh has it's own music - not just the gutterals, in some parts of Wales they sing more than they talk

He is not allowed in my kitchen, it's a rule. AND that is very very VERY unhygienic! That's what the coffee table is for

Yes, I hear that the northerners in the mountainous areas of Wales do, in fact, have a very melodious way of speaking. Daffyd was far from melodious. He didn't spit at you but you could imagine it happening. It was just weird because he didn't use his lips to enunciate words! It was just an open mouth and speaking. It haunts my nightmares to this day.

*sigh* Poor kitchen counter tops... they never get to see any action. They stare at the coffee table in envy. Hating it. You'll turn your counters to the Dark Side if you keep it up. Do you really need red energy glowing knives flying at you? Do you? Really?

We also have sweet tea! (Which is iced tea that is served with the sugar already in it.) Also, I'm really not sure how anyone in England can be considered a southerner, given that, as I've been told by a significant other, England is as far north as Alaska is...

Also - coffee tables are far too short for the purpose of bending someone over them.

I'm amazed you got through a weekend without vowels!

I thought the Welsh had lots of vowels, but perhaps that's just the accents I've heard on television. /ignorant American

They have plenty of vowels... they're just all stealth-vowels, disguised as perfectly innocent consonants. :-D Written Welsh and Spoken Welsh only actually resemble each other if you've been given the secret decoder-ring.

I had to deal with Beloved trying to pronounce them!

*googles up Llanfair PG...*

Oh dear gods... I think I have been to that place when I was a middle-schooler. And taking a picture or it, and purchasing a small, teddy bear with that word's namesake written in it as a souvenir. Though whileI was there, I don't think it rained when we visited, though was probably cloudy on a summer time.

yes, it's a very long word indeed. They have the whole name on the village sign, it is very silly.

The rain will have just taken a breath! It would have fallen if you'd waited 10 minutes

...didn't Beloved learn anything from his LAST disastrous cooking attempt?

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