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Anna-Maria Blyum
Tell me about your favourite dishes

I have a task from my teacher and I need a help! 

Subject of week is food. I want to cook something for bonus))

Can you tell me about your favourite national dishes?

P.s. If you can add a recipe it will be awesome!)


Feb 15, 2018 5:37 PM
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Hi Anna-Maria

In England we like to have afternoon tea. One of the things we like to eat is "scones".  (pronounced the same way as "gone").Cook them in the oven and serve them with thick cream and strawberry jam. We eat them, traditionally, with a nice cup of tea at about 3 or 4 pm in the afternoon. We also like them with a cup of coffee in the morning, and there are lots of cafes in England which serve a "cream tea", which is a pot of tea and 2 scones with jam and cream. It is very English/British! It is something we like to do on holiday.

Recipe as follows:

200g self-raising flour (i.e. the sort of flour you use to make cakes)

1/2 level teaspoon of salt (a teaspoon is a little spoon we use for stirring our tea)

50g butter

125ml milk

A little extra milk for brushing the top of the scones

1. Sift flour and salt into a bowl

2. Put the butter into  the flour and rub the butter (with the flour) finely with your fingertips until it disappears

3. Add all the milk and mix to a soft dough with a knife

4. Put in onto a floured board, knead quickly (use your hands to roll it around a bit) until it is smooth

5. Roll it out (to flatten it) gently - to about 1cm thickness

6. Cut it into rounds with a 6cm round cutter

7. Transfer scones to a buttered baking tray

8. Brush the scones with extra milk

9. Bake near the top of a hot oven (230 deg C) for 7 to 10 minutes (they should rise and be golden brown)

When they are cool, serve with butter or jam and cream. Some people put the cream on top first and then the jam, some people prefer the jam on the scone first, followed by the cream.

Bon appetit! Good luck

(You can Google a picture of scones)



 

February 15, 2018

"One of the things we like to eat is "scones".  (pronounced the same way as "gone")."


Not everybody pronounces it like that.

Some people in the UK pronounce "scone" to rhyme with "gone".

However, some people in the UK pronounce "scone" to rhyme with "alone".

This causes huge arguments, with British people arguing between themselves about which way is the "correct" way to pronounce it.

The difference in pronunciation is a regional difference and also a class difference.


"Some people put the cream on top first and then the jam, some people prefer the jam on the scone first, followed by the cream."

This also causes huge arguments, with British people arguing about which order is the "correct" order!

February 15, 2018

Not a national dish but I have been hooked on this recipe for a sticky garlic tofu lately!

https://spicysouthernkitchen.com/asian-garlic-tofu/


February 15, 2018
Anna-Maria Blyum
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English, Russian
Learning Language
English