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Thread #128741   Message #2884131
Posted By: VirginiaTam
11-Apr-10 - 07:23 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Bread Rolls
Subject: RE: Folklore: Bread Rolls
In US we also called them buns.

In The Silver Whistle

       When my King's son he comes back home
       No bruising stones will put before him!
       Loaves of bread, bread will be baking
       For Charles, with eyes so blue, enticing

Loaves of bread would not have meant large multi serve slice-able bread. More like the size the biblical loaves and fishes (shepherd boy's dinner) that Christ multiplied to feed the thousands.

Sadly now the words loaf and loaves are quite specifically the whole unit of sliced bread.

Found these on wikipedia

Batch - Coventry/Nuneaton term , a large soft floured roll from Shropshire.

Bulkie roll - A type of roll with a crust that is usually slightly crisp or crunchy and has no toppings.

Bun -(e.g., hamburger bun or hot dog bun).

Buttery - A flat savoury roll from Aberdeen.

Cob - A bread roll of any kind in the West Midlands and East Midlands. The name originates from the resemblance to the shape and size of a cobblestone. In these areas the term "bread roll" often refers exclusively to a longer, hot-dog style roll.

Muffin - Some people in the UK refer to a bread roll as a "muffin" (commonly used in Rochdale, Oldham, Bury, Ashton-Under-Lyne), although a muffin is also a separate, distinct form of bread product. See English Muffin.

Nudger, a soft white or brown roll similar to a finger roll common in Liverpool.

Oven Bottom, a Lancashire term for a flat, floury, soft roll.

Stottie cake, a thick, flat, round loaf. Stotties are common in North East England.