Thursday, May 04, 2006

A Cake for Health Freaks

I tried a cake that my company sells today, one that I had bought in Newent. It was a wheat-free, egg-free, low-fat Dutch Apple Loaf. It had a nice cinammon and apple taste, but its texture was appalling. It was very dense and rather dry. A cake for health freaks only.

18 comments:

Ryan S. said...

You don't get much more English than Dutch Apple Load. I'm going to have some American cusine today-- either tortillas or egg rolls.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Do you not eat cakes?

The IBEX Scribe said...

Wheat-free may be for those who are allergic to wheat. I have known some of those poor souls.

Dense and dry sounds like something that we would lovingly call a brick over here. I tend to avoid "low-fat" baked goods in general because they are usually really dry or just don't taste as good as the full-fat versions.

I think our usage of "cake" is different than yours. If it comes in a loaf it's probably bread.

Redeemed said...

What!? sounds like a piece of toast.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Sarah, it did not exactly taste like toast.
It was defnintely meant to taste like a fruitcake, it was just very dry and dense.

Angie, what sort of cakes do you eat in the USA?

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

Carey said...

Wheat-free, egg-free, low-fat... huh. I'd try it, but what's a cake without wheat and eggs? I hate to think what it was made out of.

The IBEX Scribe said...

Usually cake is used to designate the kind of thing that one eats at a birthday party or a wedding. Coffee cake and fruitcake are probably the few examples of what we would generally call a bread that bears the name cake. Most often we would designate something like that as a quick bread. We would eat cranberry bread around Christmas time - it is quite sweet and though often somewhat dense is rather moist, and we would still call that bread. Same goes for banana bread, except that it has no seasonal tradition. The kinds of things that you refer to as cakes put me in mind of these kinds of breads. Is that a fair assumption?

Rose~ said...

Doesn't sound very good. Reminds me of covenant theolgy.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Carey, it was made out of Rye flour.

Rose, yeah. Except Rye sounds like Ryrie.

Angie, I know Coffee Cake and Fruit Cake. Cakes are a major part of my life.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

The IBEX Scribe said...

Cakes are a major part of my life.

Great quote. I'll have to remember that one.

Carey said...

*falls out of chair laughing*

Redeemed said...
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Redeemed said...

I don't like fruitcakes, but my mom does.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I really like fruitcakes if they have not got too many nuts in.

Palm boy said...

I like the fruit cakes that my family gets, I don't know where from. Rather then real fruit, its just candy in there. Moist, light, and hyper surgary.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Fruitcake with candy? What weird Yank thing is this?

Palm boy said...

I don't know if its a yank thing or a child of Dixie, but it tastes good.

Even beter with hot chocolate.

Carey said...

Ugh, those are disgusting! Pure sugar... yuck have yet to meet a fruitcake that I like.