@Cerridwyn all regions of the UK have their own sweet bread style. Scones from Devon (or Cornwall). Welsh cakes from, well Wales. Ecclescakes from NW. Singing Hinnys in the NE. Rock Cakes from, I don’t know where originally… Kinda like scones though you can find them anywhere now.
All worth a try and all a little different! Want to start a fight in a British forum, ask them which the best is.
Or…really want to see British people get animated and fight. Ask them what a small-individual round bread loaf is (American:bread roll). The correct answer is bap, by the way.
@Cerridwyn@Kyeh@yakkoTDI NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!!! My kid makes dill pickle popsicles with the juice left in the jar after she has eaten the pickles. To that I say NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO too!!!
I enjoy an occasional cup of coffee, but usually I prefer it with or after dessert following a nice meal.
Though if I’m pairing it with something more directly rather than using it as a nonalcoholic digestif, then my pairing is a bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich, on something with some body to it like a bagel, and some kind of fried breakfast potato product. I like 'em all but my favorite are the fast food potato coins. Slightly overcooked so as to be just a little crunchy.
My (late) sister in-law was from Finland. She used to make a traditional slightly sweet braided yeast bread flavored with cardamom called pulla. It was my favorite and she usually brought a loaf when visiting. Some day I will have to try to make some myself. (RIP Kirsti)
@macromeh@xobzoo I searched for this thread so I could tell you that if you have Trader Joe’s in your area, they’re currently selling Brown Sugar Cardamom Buns, and they have a very strong cardamom flavor!