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Old 08-30-2011, 11:45 AM   #1
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Explain the difference between cake/bar

Sorry for such a starters question. I was wondering... what exactly is the difference between a cake and a bar, is it just the width that makes the first spongier and the second denser?
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:17 PM   #2
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A bar could be classified as half-way between a cookie and a cake, I guess. You are right that they are more dense than a cake (for example brownies are often classified as a bar), but some (Nanaimo Bars, Lemon Bars, etc.) do not resemble a cake at all as they have a cookie like base.

Hope that helps a bit. I could go on forever on the subject
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A bar could be classified as half-way between a cookie and a cake, I guess. You are right that they are more dense than a cake (for example brownies are often classified as a bar), but some (Nanaimo Bars, Lemon Bars, etc.) do not resemble a cake at all as they have a cookie like base.

Hope that helps a bit. I could go on forever on the subject

I would even argue lemon bars should be classified as a pie.
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Yep, they could be - or a "freeform tart"!
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I once dated one of those.
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I once dated one of those.
was that you in Chicago that time???
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