Best Dessert Recipes - UK: A Tantalizing Cookbook of Great UK Dessert Ideas! (Paperback)
Have you ever watched The Great British Baking Show? Do some of their terms confuse you? This UK dessert recipe book will tell you all you need to know about the differences between what people in the United Kingdom call ingredients and desserts, and why many terms mean different things in the UK and the Western world. Understanding the difference in the names of foods in the UK and the Western world is the first step in understanding the cultural differences in these countries, and why people eat differently in them. "Pudding" in the UK is a sweet or savory dish cooked by steaming or boiling. Earlier puddings were actually closer to sausages, and they are still sometimes eaten as part of a traditional UK breakfast. Other puddings are sweet, like steamed cakes with raisins and currants. This is quite different than pudding in the US and other Western countries. "Biscuits" are another type of UK food used in desserts that throw people in Western countries off. "Digestive biscuits", for example, are not found in the US, but Americans usually substitute graham crackers. US "biscuits" are quick, small breads made with buttermilk or baking powder. Actually, in the UK, those might be known as scones. Don't let the terms confuse you - turn the page and let's cook authentic UK desserts.