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What's better, EH?
although, that said, mince pies < trying to stop a train with your head
another J_B classic!
Mince Pies are made from the dregs that aren't good enough for the mighty bakewell tart.
Home made by my girlfriend. Yes.
shit on bakewell tarts. Trufact.
Clearly? Surely this is a dead debate. Mince pies indeed. Pah.
but if i was forced to choose, i'd say mince pies.
i wish they had actual mince in them though.
Usually I'd opt for a nice bakewell and a cup o' tea.
But at this time of year: mince pie and a glass o' wine, please (not mulled, ERGH).
Which leads me to: mulled wine or eggnog?
Had some mulled wine the other day. Well, I say 'had' but the smell was so pungent I couldn't actually lift it to my mouth for long enough to drink any.
is that like snowballs because those I like, in a kitsch way. Mulled wine is OK if homemade.
it's absolutely horrible.
warm wine with spices and things.
mince pies with actual mince and none of them weird spices!
my stomach is rumbling just thinking about them.
actually in eggnog? I laugh at the word, but I know very little about it...
2 c. cold milk
4 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Put all ingredients except nutmeg into blender container in order listed. Cove, blend at low speed until smooth. Pour into serving glasses. Sprinkle with nutmeg.
Creamy Eggnog: Add 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream to ingredients.
that looks quite nice.
i thought it was alcoholic though?
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Eggnog (or egg nog) is a type of milk-based punch. Historically, it likely belongs to the posset family. But its actual origins, significance â€“ and most important, ingredients â€“ are subject to dispute and conjecture. Most likely, it originates in Europe and its name is a concatenation of its two original ingredients, egg and nog, a strong English ale. Another origin story has it that it was an occasional fortifying drink in the American colonies, who adapted it with cheap rum to make it a more formidable winter treat.
Modern eggnog typically consists of milk, eggs, and sugar mixed together and may be served with or without added spirits. Other ingredients include spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, or allspice, and frequently the substitution of cream for some portion of the milk, making a much richer drink.
Eggnog is typically served as a Christmas drink or during New Year's eve. Historically, however, it's a winter beverage, not a holiday-specific one. Although eggnog can be produced from "homemade" recipes, ready-made eggnog containing alcohol and "just-add-alcohol" versions are available for purchase in a variety of stores.
It can be added as a flavouring to food or other drinks. Whisky, rum, brandy, or cognac can be added to eggnog.
Since the 1960s, eggnog has been served cold and without alcohol, both of which are significant departures from its historical origins.
Bakewell is one of the nicest places in this country. Mince is clearly not.
directly inspired by my email hey Diver?
It's all about the bakewell's!
Why, he's the Mayor of Mince!
he was the Prince of Mince
the decision was mine! the decision was mine!"
are inhabitants of Mince called Mincers?
people who like mince pies are mincers.
So, for example, in context that would be: Wishpig is a mincer.
then I'm proud to call myself a mincer.
if you're a mincer, what are the residents of Mince called?
then Mince has the Minche.
then maybe Mince has Mutch.
Well I mean the ones with the icing on. I think the proper ones from Bakewell are quite different, aren't they?
"Another colouring, erythrosine (127), was severely restricted in the 1990s after it was linked to thyroid cancer in rats.
A red dye, it was used in many foods including ice-cream wafers and cheerio skins. It is now limited to glace cherries, commonly found in Christmas cakes.
Abbott said there was no obvious replacement for it in glace cherries.
"It was permitted on the understanding that the levels of intake would be quite low and very unlikely to be a safety issue. You don't eat many glace cherries." "
do you get all these fantastic facts from Bobby?
I actually did a search on glace cherries and sea weed cos they are made of sea weed or something. but thyroid cancer was prioritised.
Always have. So I always remove them if I have to.
But I wasn't thinking of THOSE Bakewell tarts. I only have those as a last resort.
If I want a Bakewell Tart I buy one of those 6" ones that Mr. Kipling does. One of those is just about enough to fill out the corners before second tea...
It looks like this Lyons one:
Sorry it's so small...
That's not a proper bakewell tart!
They have the wavy marble icing thing and none of those shit glacÃ© cherry things.
are the finest of all cup sized cakes, although those chocolate cornflake cakes my mum makes are pretty darn good.
is pretty darn good.
At making those cornflake cakes.
THAT'S A FUCKINGAMERICAN RIP-OFF!
with Bob on this one. Theo, you're a buffoon, go and get some cherries in you.
Mince Pies are fine, but I'm a happy man they only let them out during chrimbo as they would just be boring for a 12 month snack.
THIS IS A PROPER BAKEWELL TART:
IN YOUR FACES!
that is a bakewell PUDDING
proper Bakewell tarts don't have glacier cherries. That something a mincer introduced to try and sabotage the superior cake.
I knew there was a reason I loved Darcy :D
Second tea? Do you have follow-ups to all your meals?
'Just coming Mum, I'm on me fifth breakfast, hang on...'
but clearly you're not as sad as you look...or something. Bah.
Maybe I'm evil.
Where's Nicey today? I haven't seen any sign of her.
mince pies are fucking rank whereas bakewell tarts, in whichever guise you take them are simply sublime.
even joan's better then a mince pie.