t.d.decker at att.net
Mon Apr 6 21:41:29 PDT 2009
Indeed, riddle cake or riddle bread is north English dialect for a type of
heavy oat cake. However, the term appears to be from the 17th Century.
> On Apr 6, 2009, at 11:20 PM, Stefan li Rous wrote:
>> PS: Adamantius, is that supposed to be "riddlecakes" or did I perhaps
>> drop a "g" in multiple places?
> I seem to recall that as one of the traditional names for oatcakes of a
> particular kind in the North of England, possibly a Yorkshire dialect
> There's a pretty detailed article on oatcakes somewhere in an early issue
> of Petits Propos Culinaires, discussing the difference between bannocks,
> havercakes, scones/sgians and riddlecakes.
> I'm up to my ears in paperwork (sinking, actually) connected with the
> Evil Spawn's college financing at the moment, so for the next month or
> so, memory is at a premium, and free time more so.
> But yes, I believe riddlecakes is a legitimate term, and not the result
> of dropping an initial "g", at least not an error on my part or yours,
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