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iradney

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Jaffa!
« on: October 18, 2011, 12:00:02 PM »
My BFF showed this to me, and I nearly wet myself:



It's a Jaffa Jaffa cake!!!

(PS I've never had a Jaffa cake - I hear they're good. Are they?)
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Re: Jaffa!
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2011, 06:59:28 AM »
Jaffa cakes are not just good, they are scrumptious, delicious, and if you are not careful, totally more-ish, and addictive.

Marks and Sparks make their own square ones. You can get lime flavoured ones in round shapes.

Controversy has raged, are they a cake or a biscuit?

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Re: Jaffa!
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2011, 07:05:08 AM »
Cakes go hard when stale, and biscuits go soft.

I think the Jaffa Cake was designated a Cake (as the spongey base goes hard when stale) in order to avoid the luxury tax which was placed on biscuits in the UK. At least that's what I've heard.

You can make a cake size jaffa cake really easy - take a pre-made flan base (spongey base with sides) or make your own. Pour orange jelly (made with mainly OJ, not water), and once set top with Chocolate Ganache. YUM.  ;D
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Re: Jaffa!
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2011, 10:15:04 AM »
Jaffa cakes are delicious but, how did the goody get its name?

I always assumed it was an Israeli confection because Jaffa is almost synonymous with oranges.  Also, a volunteer in the Library returned from a trip to Israel and brought Jaffa cakes as a treat.

It's raining buckets here today but I'm probably going to have to go out in search of Jaffa cakes. 

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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2011, 11:14:21 AM »


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Re: Jaffa!
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2011, 11:28:51 AM »
The first time I ever saw Jaffa cakes was in a store specializing in international products (including food). All I could think was what great suppliers they had if they were getting stuff all the way from Chulak!

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Re: Jaffa!
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2011, 10:18:41 PM »
Dangit! Ace spotted this over my shoulder and is now demanding them as a treat.

I may have to get to baking this afternoon!
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Re: Jaffa!
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2011, 02:33:20 AM »
Dangit! Ace spotted this over my shoulder and is now demanding them as a treat.

I may have to get to baking this afternoon!

I'm afraid that if you don't share the recipe, I will be forced to not to make Jaffa cakes and thereby taste their wonderful goodness. And that would just be wrong. You don't want things to be wrong, do you? *puppy dog eyes*
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Re: Jaffa!
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2011, 04:41:34 AM »
Cakes go hard when stale, and biscuits go soft.

I think the Jaffa Cake was designated a Cake (as the spongey base goes hard when stale) in order to avoid the luxury tax which was placed on biscuits in the UK. At least that's what I've heard.

You can make a cake size jaffa cake really easy - take a pre-made flan base (spongey base with sides) or make your own. Pour orange jelly (made with mainly OJ, not water), and once set top with Chocolate Ganache. YUM.  ;D

Yes, there was a court case- chocolate covered biscuits were subject to VAT (sort of sales tax in the UK) but chocolate covered cakes were not. The manufacturers even made a full sized cake from the stuff they use for the bases to prove that it was a cake, although there were other factors which were taken into account like the way they go hard when they are stale. There's an article/discussion here:  http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/blog/068-jaffa-cakes/
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Re: Jaffa!
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2011, 07:47:08 AM »
Indeed!

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Re: Jaffa!
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2011, 08:58:21 PM »
I never heard of them, but http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-jaffa-cakes.htm

They sound very good!
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