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  1. Steve Rivers

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    The Monumental and Never-Ending War Between Cake or Pie

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Steve Rivers, Jun 26, 2020.

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    This,...
    this is Banoffee pie.
    [​IMG]

    Pie wins, end of discussion...

    ...or does it?

    Liverpool won the league today. I might of have been might still be slightly influenced in creating this thread due to the effects of alcohol... and having scoffed a banoffee pie in my celebrations.
     
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  2. Proficere

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    CAKE!!!
    CAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE!!!
     
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  3. Aaron Smith

    Aaron Smith Banned Contributor

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    Pies are simply a subset of cake and any contrarian definitions were created by Big Chaos to cause upheaval among the citizen.
     
  4. Some Guy

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    Pastry!
    Yer all unwultured sqwine! :supertongue:

    Pie comes in second - for the crust! :supergrin:
     
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    Embrace diversity Pie and Cake... it doesn't have to be choice. Pie-Cake..Pake
     
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  6. Naomasa298

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    What's an éclair? Pastry?

    And... what's a cheesecake?
     
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    Also biscuits (cookies to the americans - what you call biscuits we call scones)
     
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    And Jaffa cakes... which are legally cakes, not biscuits.
     
  9. OurJud

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    As a fellow Brit I feel you’ve misled me. Both you and I know ‘pie’ here in the UK refers to steak and kidney / meat / cheese and onion / meat and potato. So I go and vote pastry and you drop the banoffee on me!

    Anyway, pastries still win, especially when they’re Danish.
     
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  10. Steve Rivers

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    Sorry Jud :supercute: I was sloshed at the time... and the fact it is called Banoffee *pie* must have ...well. ...



    ... mmm Jaffa cakes.


    :brb:
     
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  11. Naomasa298

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    I liek pie.
    The caek is a lie.

    There, that's my entry into the next poetry competition.
     
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    This is because ‘biscuit’ is Latin and translates as ‘double baked’ - which Jaffas are not. I may have made the Latin part up, but it’s definitely summat to do with being double baked.
     
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    Here is the official ruling from HMRC:
    https://www.gov.uk/hmrc-internal-manuals/vat-food/vfood6260
     
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    I do like a nice meat pie. Our meat pie tradition here in the Caribbean is very similar to, say, Nigerian meat pies, which are fantastic. I loved the meat pie episodes of GBBO, and those hot water crust ones that stand on their own look intriguing, but they do look rather difficult to make and I'd be eating by myself because local culinary culture just isn't very adventurous. I make Thai and Indian curries all the time and everyone just side-eyes me in the kitchen like I'm the witch from Hansel & Gretel.

    Sweets, though, and in general, are not my thing.
     
  15. Cave Troll

    Cave Troll It's Coffee O'clock everywhere. Contributor

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    So if American clowns throw pies, does that mean that
    British clowns throw cakes?
    :superthink::p

    Then you have the shortcake with fruit dilemma.
    It has a 'crust' made of cake, but filled/topped with
    a random fruit pie filling. So would that make it a
    Cake-Pie, Pie-Cake? o_O

    Perhaps custard is simply crustless pie?

    I better stop cause this is getting silly. :p
     
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  16. Xoic

    Xoic Prognosticator of Arcana Ridiculosum

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    British clowns throw meat pies. Or blood puddings. Or tripe.
     
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    The confusion arises from the fact ‘pie’ in America only refers to one type of food (as far as I’m aware anyway) but in the UK although it more often than not indicates the savoury type, we also have dessert or sweet pies (apple, banoffee, meringue, custard, blackberry)
     
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  18. Cave Troll

    Cave Troll It's Coffee O'clock everywhere. Contributor

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    We have non-dessert pies here in the states too.
    Pot Pies are what we have to offer. :)
    [​IMG]
     
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    Xoic Prognosticator of Arcana Ridiculosum

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    How much pot is in there? Also, brilliant idea, taking care of the munchies at the same time.
     
  20. Cave Troll

    Cave Troll It's Coffee O'clock everywhere. Contributor

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    I think you add that at your own discretion. :p
     
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    Was that the caek in teh braekrum?
     
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    Formerly I would have said pie, all the way. I make good piecrust. But lately my cakes have come out pretty decent.

    So . . . whatever you have in mind!
     
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    Fuck pie. Cake all day.
     
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    I'll take Shepherd's pie and pumpkin pie, please. :)

    shepherds pie.jpeg

    pumpkin pie.jpeg
     
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    Okay, that pie is making me hungry! I LOVE pumpkin pie. I make one that's slightly unusual, in that the crust is pre-baked and the filling is cooked on top of the stove, then put into the pie, and allowed to set. It tastes the same as a baked pie, but you can have fun swirling the filling and making it more decorative. It's always served cold.

    I love dessert pies, especially plain fruit ones—just filling and crust—like cherry (my favourite,) apple, rhubarb, etc. And I can't resist lemon meringue pie. Not a fan of 'cream pies' though. And I find banoffee pie WAY too sticky and sweet. Ditto pecan pie. I mean I will eat anything put in front of me, but I just don't prefer these overly sticky things, or tons of whipped cream.

    I tried making a Shepherd's Pie earlier this year, and it was a TOTAL disaster. I followed the recipe, but it came out just swimming in grease. To the extent that it was totally unappetising, even to look at. It went out the back door for the critters. (The critters seemed happy, and it disappeared overnight.) Not sure what went wrong. I used lamb mince, and cooked it on top of the stove, let it set overnight, and degreased it in the morning. I think if I try it again, I'll mash the potatoes without any butter or milk ...just water. The grease might have come from the mashed potatoes. Any tips?
     
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