In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in UK)bollo con frutos secos
- I was sitting in the Commons tea room last week, munching a mournful rock cake and studying the newspapers.
- But if society is crumbling under the weight of gender wars, the Ramsay household seems solid as a service station rock cake.
- His brownies had somehow ended up tasting like rock cake, but Dyane ate it all and even asked for second helpings.
- There were not just rock cakes and bread and butter pudding but proper meals involving at least a main course and dessert.
- They come here every year and spend two weeks at Inverey enjoying the hills and the birds and feeding hostellers with rock cakes.
- He has a reference to City gentlemen in London in the 1870s standing at a counter and lunching ‘off a glass of sherry with a rock cake or a couple of biscuits’.
- When protesters against nuclear testing in the Pacific threw rock cakes at the Foreign Minister, the media gave it broad and favourable coverage.
- When I was at school all I remember making in ‘housecraft’ was bread and butter pudding, rock cakes and Victoria sponge.
- Scooty has been known to cycle around in the night clubs on his magical fold-up bike, handing out freshly baked rock cakes.
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