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Offline Katie77

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Re: Pick Your Favorite Donuts
« Reply #40 on: April 27, 2009, 08:42:04 pm »
We call the multi coloured sprinkles......hundreds and thousands (dont know why)

A favourite food at kid's birthday parties here, is bread and butter cut in triangles, sprinkled with hundreds and thousands.......the kids love em and they look pretty on the party table.
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Re: Pick Your Favorite Donuts
« Reply #41 on: April 27, 2009, 08:57:31 pm »


An 18th century American recipe for a frosted wedding cake calls for nonpareils as decoration. By the early 19th century, colored nonpareils seem to have been available in the U.S. The popular cookbook author Eliza Leslie suggests the use of red and green nonpareils for decorating a Queen cake, but strongly suggests white nonpareils are most suitable for pink icing on a pound cake in her 1828 Seventy-five Receipts for Pastries, Cakes and Sweetmeats [3].



I love the old-fashioned use for the name Receipts for 'receipes.' (And look--'i before e except' you-know-what!)



In 1844, Eleanor Parkinson, of a well-known Philadelphia family of professional confectioners, first published her book The Complete Confectioner[4], in which she described how to make nonpareils following her comfit-making procedure. It was not for the faint-hearted, as it involved multiple hot pots, hot syrup, a steady hand, and a good deal of patience.



Eleanor Parkinson (and Eliza Leslie), we salute you!



"Hundreds and thousands"?!



BritSpeak! (StrineSpeak too, it seems!)




You are correct.  Nonpareils look like this.


and these are "sprinkles" or "jimmies".




Jeff and Chuck, you are absolutely correct, but look--



This is a photo from a British site--the title says "Pink Cupcake With Hundreds And Thousands"





Hmmm. Is that a cupcake, or is it--(blush)--









Oops! Suddenly this thread is getting a little bit--



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— randi·ness noun


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Re: Pick Your Favorite Donuts
« Reply #42 on: April 27, 2009, 09:18:15 pm »
I am partial to silver dragees, meself.

Imagine the very idea of restricting sales of dragees!!

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Re: Pick Your Favorite Donuts
« Reply #43 on: April 27, 2009, 09:22:20 pm »
I am partial to silver dragees, meself.

You must have tough teeth!

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Re: Pick Your Favorite Donuts
« Reply #44 on: April 27, 2009, 09:23:20 pm »
I am partial to silver dragees, meself.


You must have tough teeth!

 ;D


Ummm...you're NOT supposed to eat those.


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Re: Pick Your Favorite Donuts
« Reply #45 on: April 27, 2009, 09:31:35 pm »
The solution to that is to embed them in frosting.




What is the code to use for embedding them?

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Re: Pick Your Favorite Donuts
« Reply #46 on: April 27, 2009, 09:32:12 pm »
A dragée (pronounced [dræˈʒeɪ] dra-ZHAY, from Greek tragêmata "sweets, treats") is a form of confectionery that can be used for decorative or symbolic purposes in addition to consumption.

A classic, popular version of dragée are whole almonds coated with a sugar shell in various colors.


A third form of dragée is a much smaller, pure sugar ball, usually with a metallic coating, made to resemble a ball bearing. These dragées are produced in various sizes, but tend toward slightly larger than a nonpareil and slightly smaller than a small pearl. In fact, one of the more recent developments in the finish of dragées has been the creation of fairly realistic edible pearls, which are used primarily in the decoration of cookies, cakes, and other forms of bakery. Silver dragées, now augmented by ones with gold and copper finishes, have long been used for both wedding and holiday food decoration.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration considers the metallic-finish dragées to be inedible. Early in the 20th century, the silver finish may have contained mercury (it does not now). The sale of these dragées was banned for some time. Although the metallic-finish dragées can be purchased in 49 U.S. states, they are no longer sold in California due to a 2003 lawsuit against several sellers. Now, these dragées are sold with a notice that they are for decorative purposes only.



I'm searching for a pic of the box, but can't.  On the box, it says "non edible".


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
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Re: Pick Your Favorite Donuts
« Reply #47 on: April 27, 2009, 09:40:26 pm »

What is the code to use for embedding them?

Good question! Is it [sprinkles][/sprinkles] or [jimmies][/jimmies] or [hundreds and thousands][/hundreds and thousands]?


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Re: Pick Your Favorite Donuts
« Reply #48 on: April 27, 2009, 09:47:13 pm »
What I usually do, if I am eating cake which has those little silver balls embedded in the icing or cream, is just to swallow them with the icing or cream....just as I do if there are hundreds and thousands....we dont chew them so why should we chew the little silver balls.

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Re: Pick Your Favorite Donuts
« Reply #49 on: April 27, 2009, 10:17:22 pm »
This has turned into such a fun thread!  Thanks everyone!

When guests would come, my great-aunt by marriage always put out nonpareils and candied almonds in pretty china dishes.   :)
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