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Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
11-Apr-10 - 02:14 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Bread Rolls
Subject: RE: Folklore: Bread Rolls
Muffins, to most North Americans, is a rather cakey form, often with nuts, fruit, chocolate chips and whatever, baked in a small paper cup. See pictures- http://www.muffinrecipes.net

English muffins in North America are usually flattened rounds, tasteless but OK with jam, butter, etc. on top. see pictures- http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/English-Muffins/Detail.aspx

A simple teacake, American var.
(sometimes called sugar cookies)

1 cup butter
1 3/4 cups white sugar
2 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Often nuts, fruit, etc. added. As I understand it, the original English teacake lacks the sugar. Many in North America are loaded with raisins, etc.