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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 15:48 
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Hullo,

I'm not sure if I've asked this here before at some point, but after a chat with a friend yesterday about these, I thought I'd ask if anyone recognises them, or knows what they're called (if there are other names around) as I'm fairly sure they are particularly regional.

Edit: should have said: it's puff pastry and sugar, sometimes with jam, or currants if you're a deviant, covered in icing and grated coconut.


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 Post subject: Re: Foodstuffs identifier
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I uploaded it into Amazon's Rekognition image analysis system, to see if that could work it out.

Quote:
Food 80.7%
Grain 80.7%
Rice 80.7%
Agaric 76.2%
Amanita 76.2%
Fungus 76.2%
Mushroom 76.2%
Plant 76.2%
Cream 63.8%
Creme 63.8%
Dessert 63.8%
Field 50.5%
Grass 50.5%
Grassland 50.5%


Good news! it's almost certainly food. Bad news - it may well also be a mushroom or some Grassland.


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I'm certainly a deviant

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 Post subject: Re: Foodstuffs identifier
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 15:55 
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I've never seen a puff pastry version, but I've seen coconut buns.


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 Post subject: Re: Foodstuffs identifier
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Squirt wrote:
I uploaded it into Amazon's Rekognition image analysis system, to see if that could work it out.

Quote:
Food 80.7%
Grain 80.7%
Rice 80.7%
Agaric 76.2%
Amanita 76.2%
Fungus 76.2%
Mushroom 76.2%
Plant 76.2%
Cream 63.8%
Creme 63.8%
Dessert 63.8%
Field 50.5%
Grass 50.5%
Grassland 50.5%


Good news! it's almost certainly food. Bad news - it may well also be a mushroom or some Grassland.

Haha, that's brilliant :D

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 Post subject: Re: Foodstuffs identifier
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Looks like some sort of southern muck to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Foodstuffs identifier
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DavPaz wrote:
I've never seen a puff pastry version, but I've seen coconut buns.

These are always puff pastry. It may be that they don't really exist outside of the place that I know them from, and I was wondering just how localised they are.

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Zardoz wrote:
Looks like some sort of southern muck to me.

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Zardoz wrote:
Looks like some sort of southern muck to me.


FAKKIN LANDAN CHEESCAKE TWEACLE

http://www.adventuresofalondonkiwi.com/ ... ecake.html

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It looks like a 'coconut cake/bathroom carpet with underlay' hybrid.

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And they call it Cheesecake?!

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I have eaten that before. No idea what it is called.

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I have eaten that before. No idea what it is called.


It's a London Cheesecake.

Stupid southern bastards not putting cheese in a cheesecake.

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Crazy southerners.

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 Post subject: Re: Foodstuffs identifier
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The fuck is a London Cheesecake?

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The fuck is a London Cheesecake?

They're called 'cheesecakes'. I've only heard of them referred to as 'London cheesecakes' on the internet, but then I'm from London, so it may be like 'Chinese food' is to Chinese people just 'food'.

But I've never seen one outside of London, which is why I asked if they were known as something else in other places.

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And it's not a Cheese cake.

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I've never seen one IN London though

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 Post subject: Re: Foodstuffs identifier
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I think it's called that because the grated coconut looks like grated cheese? Goodness knows. I remember asking my grandmother why they were called cheesecakes when I was about five, and that's what she told me.

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 Post subject: Re: Foodstuffs identifier
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But it also looks quite a bit like grated coconut, what with it being grated coconut, so possibly calling it a coconut cake would make more sense?

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 Post subject: Re: Foodstuffs identifier
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Cras wrote:
I've never seen one IN London though

look in the windows of traditional London bakeries, ones that have been in families for years. You can still buy them all over London as I checked with my mother and asked her to bring some up for Darwin's birthday.

They probably aren't stocked in hipster artisanal pop-up bakeries, mind.

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Mimi wrote:
I think it's called that because the grated coconut looks like grated cheese?

It's not even a cake!

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Cras wrote:
But it also looks quite a bit like grated coconut, what with it being grated coconut, so possibly calling it a coconut cake would make more sense?

:shrug:

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Zardoz wrote:
Mimi wrote:
I think it's called that because the grated coconut looks like grated cheese?

It's not even a cake!

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They're really nice

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And now I can't stop singing London Cheesecake to the tune of London Calling.

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Mimi wrote:
look in the windows of traditional London bakeries, ones that have been in families for years.

And you'll see fucked up cockney bakers who know shit all about cheese or cakes.

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Mimi, this changes everything.

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Mimi, this changes everything.

I want you to stop dreaming about me.

:'(

It's not my fault. I didn't invent them.

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Apparently some branches of Greggs stock them.

So, has anyone here actually tried one?


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Nope. I'd totally smash it though.

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Nope. I'd totally smash it though.

I don't know what that means? I assume you don't mean you'd punch it? They're very crumbly. The bits always stick to your coat. Impossible to hide from your grandmother that you and Grandad went to the bakery on the way back from the park and THAT'S what spoiled your appetite.

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It means I'd eat it

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They're very nice, but the most unhealthy thing on the planet.

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Cras wrote:
HAHAHAHA

What's more unhealthy than puff pastry covered in icing? Maybe if you put some cigarettes inside it :P

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And it's not a Cheese cake.

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HAHAHAHA

What's more unhealthy than puff pastry covered in icing? Maybe if you put some cigarettes inside it :P


A Big Mac and fries? A lard sandwich? Deep fried Mars Bar?

The list is endless.

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It means I'd eat it


Me too. Looks lurvely.

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Ok, you can dream about me.

But no London Cheesecake involvement.

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It doesn't even look nice.

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I've never seen one IN London though

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Not me. I don't particuarly like coconut. The texture is weird.

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Reminds me of Manchester tart. As noted by my friend Pete, who hailed from Manchester and was... ahem... a particularly large man, "That's not from Manchester. If they made that in Manchester, I wouldn't be as fat as I am."

Which also had coconut in. I'm spotting a theme here.


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Coconut cakes are clearly the cuckoos of the cake world

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Mr Dave wrote:
Cras wrote:
I've never seen one IN London though

:this:


Also :this:

Never seen one in London, nor the SW suburbs 'ends' I used to live in 'rep'

They don't look nice. I don't like coconut.

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Mr Dave wrote:
Cras wrote:
I've never seen one IN London though

:this:


Also :this:

Never seen one in London, nor the SW suburbs 'ends' I used to live in 'rep'

They don't look nice. I don't like coconut.

Yeah, that's because you're not real Londoners. I was born in Queen Charlotte's, along with Harry Potter, Dr Who and the Queen (Helen Mirren). I bet they all know what a cheesecake is.

They're actually really nice. You can get them with marshmallow on instead of coconut, if you're coconut shy. Hahahaha.

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Mimi wrote:
They're actually really nice. You can get them with marshmallow on instead of coconut, if you're coconut shy. .


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