J is for Jaffa Cake

Today’s post comes from my lovely and talented critique partner, Sue. She’s super-fab. Check her out on the Twit: @scwine

 
J is for Jaffa Cake
Yes, I know. You know about Hob Nobs and Cadbury’s, you may even drink tea like the British do, but I’m betting you don’t know what a Jaffa Cake is, and that okay. Great, even. Because once you know, and you actually taste one, you’ll be dreaming about them, and worse, eating them constantly. It takes at least three weeks to kick the habit. It’s bad. These fascinating little cookies have a layer of yellow cake, with a strip of orange jelly on top, covered in dark chocolate. The description doesn’t do them justice. But next time you are shopping, and you come across the ‘International’ aisle, or, rather quaintly, the ‘exotic foods’ section (that’s in a Stop and Shop in CT), pick up a pack of Jaffa cakes. Double dog dare you. Or, make them from this lovely British recipe:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/homemadejaffacakes_91480 
Oh yes, you’re going DOWN!

15 thoughts on “J is for Jaffa Cake

  1. Fur Will Fly says:

    Hi, I found you via A to Z blog challenge! I picked you out to read because of the name Ophelia London.

    I'm in the UK, and have free access to Jaffa cakes! It's best not to open a packet. Not unless you want to eat them ALL. I made a giant Jaffa cake once – about 12″ diameter – that was pretty amazing!!!

  2. Ophelia London says:

    I love hobnobs too, but I have yet to try the jaffa cakes–this blog was written by my crit partner who is from England. Isn't she mean to not send me any first???

  3. Kate says:

    *Shudder* Jaffa Cakes tear me apart. I was only introduced to them when I moved to England. On the one hand, the texture thoroughly disturbs me… on the other, I have these strange cravings for them even if I don't actually like them. What are they doing to me?

  4. Suze says:

    Jaye (this is Sue), I am ALSO in very rural NC, and I found them in the International section in Harris Teeter. Not sure how close you are to a HT, but it's worth sneaking a peek to see if they have them! Good luck!

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