November 26 is National Cake Day

November 26, 2014 at 10:18 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Cake:

  1. In Roman times, eggs and butter were often added to basic bread to give a consistency that we would recognize as cake-like, and honey was used as a sweetener.
  2.  The word ‘cake’ comes from Middle English kake.  It is also related to the German word for cake, Kuchen. Interestingly, the French, Spanish, and Italian words for ‘cake’ do not share a common root; they are gâteau, pastel, and torta respectively.  They are, however, related to the English words ‘gateau’, ‘pastry’, and ‘tart’.
  3. The famous saying, ‘let them eat cake’, was attributed to Marie Antoniette upon learning that her people had no bread, but the saying was probably much older.
  4.  In Scotland, and parts of Wales and northern England, cake took on the specific meaning of ‘a thick, hard biscuit made from oatmeal’. From the 17th to 19th centuries, Scotland was humorously known as the ‘Land…

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