My friend Zirkie posts a weekly quiz which I love to do. My answers might not be correct but here they are for Friday’s Food Quiz Number 14.
1. What is “Au gratin”?
A baked dish which is topped with breadcrumbs or cheese
2. What is a challah and give another name for it?
Braided bread, eaten on a Friday night in Jewish homes for the Sabbath. Tastes yummy in the morning when toasted, so keep some aside. Known also as Kitke
3. What do Calendulas (marigolds), Daylilies and Hibiscus have in common?
they are all perennials and are edible
4. Give another name for soybean curd and what is it?
Tofu, which is an edible curd used by vegetarians
5. Strawberries are native to which country?
6. Name the vegetable on which the ancient Egyptians placed their right hands when taking an oath.
7. What fruits are crossed to produce a nectarine?
peaches and plums
8. Which country produces two-thirds of the world’s vanilla?
9. What are prunes?
part of the plum family, mostly sold as dried fruit
10. What sticky sweetener was traditionally used as an antiseptic to treat cuts and burns?
honey (and we should still use it today as good honey is a wonderful healer)
11. Name the Italian Christmas cake?
(I lost a R100 bet with my dad to this) panettone
12. How does double cream differ from single cream?
it has has a higher fat content than single cream
13. Which condiment throughout history has frequently been valued equal to or more precious than gold?
salt (which is why friends of mine won’t place it hand to hand)
14. To what temperature would you boil sugar to get it to the hard ball stage?
my candy thermometer does not say – but a guess at 160deg C
15. What seeds are commonly associated with rye bread?