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cara 09-11-2006 05:20 AM

Translation..
 
I'm lost... my translator isn't really a help to me...
what do you call this:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Butterkeks.jpg

VeraBlue 09-11-2006 05:40 AM

tea biscuit, cookie, cracker....in that order.

It's not sweet like a cookie, but not savory like a cracker, either.

Digestive is another word for it. They were served to settle the stomach after a large meal.

cara 09-11-2006 05:42 AM

thanks, vera ;o)

but you say there are not sweet??

lulu 09-11-2006 05:46 AM

I would just call it a biscuit! The sub division of biscuit would be tea-biscuit, I agree VB. We (UK) call a digestive a coarser, less sweet still, biscuit that a rich tea biscuit, and a cracker is for us what you have cheese on...like water crackers, or matzos or ritz crackers! Although we also eat chese with digestives sometimes.

Chef_Jen 09-11-2006 06:31 AM

I LOVE THOSE when i use to go to germany with my oma she fed me those...

in english its a butter cookie.. they dont taste the same as a tea digestive.. more of cross between a shortbread and a tea digestive..

Oh how i miss those!!

cara 09-11-2006 06:44 AM

jen, do you want me to sent some to you? ;o)

urmaniac13 09-11-2006 10:35 AM

Oh Cara, I know you can do better than that... it is written right on the biscuit... "butterkeks" >>>> "butter biscuits/butter cookies":tongue:

Chef_Jen 09-11-2006 10:52 AM

Yes but they are SOOOOOOOOO tasty

cara 09-11-2006 12:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by urmaniac13
Oh Cara, I know you can do better than that... it is written right on the biscuit... "butterkeks" >>>> "butter biscuits/butter cookies":tongue:


I know.. but would you understand, what I mean...? :tongue:

urmaniac13 09-11-2006 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cara
I know.. but would you understand, what I mean...? :tongue:

Of course! But also because I am familiar with Leibniz. They are a little dryer and crispier than the most widely known type of butter biscuits, like the danish ones. So you could add that explanation, too...:smile:


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