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Saffron Cake: Have You Had It?

Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:34 pm

Have you ever tried saffron cake? I believe it has origins in the southwest of England - I'm a southwestener. If you've had it, did you like it?
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RE: Saffron Cake: Have You Had It?

Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:39 pm

Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
I believe it has origins in the southwest of England - I'm a southwestener

It's yet another marvellous Cornish delicacy.

Also rather nice lightly toasted  yummy 
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RE: Saffron Cake: Have You Had It?

Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:42 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 1):
It's yet another marvellous Cornish delicacy.

LOL. I thought so.  Wink Warren Bakeries (Penzance base) sells it.

Talking about Cornish people, my auntie's fiancee comes from Launston and has the broadest accent I've ever heard. 'Tis very funny. Do you have an accent?
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RE: Saffron Cake: Have You Had It?

Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:48 pm

I'm just mad about saffron... saffron's mad about me....

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RE: Saffron Cake: Have You Had It?

Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:52 pm

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 2):
LOL. I thought so. Warren Bakeries (Penzance base) sells it.

Most good Cornish bakeries sell it.

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 2):
Do you have an accent?

Lost it well and truely over the years - you can here faint traces of it in the way I say words like Grass or Bath or Accent. But its fair to say that it helps NOT having it in my line of work. My late grandmother had a comically strong accent though  Silly
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RE: Saffron Cake: Have You Had It?

Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:56 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 4):
My late grandmother had a comically strong accent though

Yeah, it's good when people, other than you, have it.

I don't really have much of an accent, but I do apparently say some things in a Devonian accent. Best way to be, me thinks.
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RE: Saffron Cake: Have You Had It?

Tue Jan 03, 2006 8:23 pm

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 5):
but I do apparently say some things in a Devonian accent. Best way to be,

Best way to be if you want to sound like the Village Idiot more like.  Wink
Rubbish Devonian country bumpkin accent - needs to be far more incomprehensible like a Cornishman's Big grin
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RE: Saffron Cake: Have You Had It?

Tue Jan 03, 2006 8:55 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 6):
Best way to be if you want to sound like the Village Idiot more like

You should know Mr Cornish  Wink

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RE: Saffron Cake: Have You Had It?

Tue Jan 03, 2006 8:57 pm

Quoting AirEuropeUK733 (Reply 7):
Quoting Cornish (Reply 6):
Best way to be if you want to sound like the Village Idiot more like

You should know Mr Cornish

Actually to be honest a Somerset accent is the most Country Bumpkin like. Real Cornish is actually a very harsh sounding language - not at all like the accents everybody puts on when they try to impersonate it. That tends to sounds like a Somerset affair  Wink
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RE: Saffron Cake: Have You Had It?

Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:33 pm

Quoting Andz (Reply 3):
I'm just mad about saffron... saffron's mad about me....

Personally, I like Edwina and Patsy better than Saffy, but I like Saffron too ...

seriously ... can someone describe saffron cake?
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RE: Saffron Cake: Have You Had It?

Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:45 pm

Quoting LesMainwaring (Reply 9):
seriously ... can someone describe saffron cake?

its a fruit cake of sorts - If you've ever had Hot Cross Buns at Easter (a cake with raisins and currents in) then they are essential the same sort of thing except made with saffron, which makes it nice and yellow of course.
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RE: Saffron Cake: Have You Had It?

Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:47 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 10):
a cake with raisins and currents in

electrical or ocean currents?  Smile
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RE: Saffron Cake: Have You Had It?

Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:48 pm

Quoting Andz (Reply 11):
electrical or ocean currents?

You know what I mean  Silly
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RE: Saffron Cake: Have You Had It?

Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:48 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 10):
its a fruit cake of sorts

thanks for that, cornish! it sounds delicious, i have have to seek out some bakeries in the region here and see if i can find it
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RE: Saffron Cake: Have You Had It?

Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:59 pm

Quoting LesMainwaring (Reply 13):
thanks for that, cornish! it sounds delicious, i have have to seek out some bakeries in the region here and see if i can find it

Apparently Warrens Bakeries will send it in the post now if you order them - somehow I don't think they'd send them overseas however  Wink
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RE: Saffron Cake: Have You Had It?

Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:02 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 14):
I don't think they'd send them overseas however

You mean like to another country? - Like England??  Wink

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RE: Saffron Cake: Have You Had It?

Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:12 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 14):
somehow I don't think they'd send them overseas however

i guess i will just have to find a good airfare from IAD on BA
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RE: Saffron Cake: Have You Had It?

Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:01 am

Quoting AirEuropeUK733 (Reply 15):
You mean like to another country? - Like England??

The Cornish are very proud of their 'independence'. (otherwise known as the river Tamar) duck .

Mind you, there are many folks I know in Cornwall that want it to become an independent country. One group of them did somehow manage to prove that 'Kernow' has never actually politically joined England, so they are in fact a separate country and should be self governing. I know that because my old Geography teacher from secondary school stood as an MP for the independence party during our last General Election.. more worryingly I think he got something like 600 votes! lol

Saffron cake is lovely btw, my Aunt often makes me some whenever I go down to see her near Camelford.

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RE: Saffron Cake: Have You Had It?

Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:05 am

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 17):
The Cornish are very proud of their 'independence'. (otherwise known as the river Tamar)

 Wink A distant relation of my father lives near that bridge in a lovely quiet spot.
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RE: Saffron Cake: Have You Had It?

Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:11 am

Plymouth.......................quiet........................ rotfl 
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RE: Saffron Cake: Have You Had It?

Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:09 am

Quoting LesMainwaring (Reply 9):
Personally, I like Edwina and Patsy better than Saffy, but I like Saffron too ...

You can't be American, I saw something in the (I assume deleted) Brit thread about fish and chips and mum and you watch Ab Fab too??
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RE: Saffron Cake: Have You Had It?

Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:11 am

Quoting Andz (Reply 20):
You can't be American, I saw something in the (I assume deleted) Brit thread about fish and chips and mum and you watch Ab Fab too??

i have EVERY ab fab series and movie on DVD and watch them religiously !!!

and yes, i do love fish-and-chips with lots of malt vinegar

but alas, i am a yank
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