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  • shug_ca
    As a lad it seemed that every street in Dundee had a Bakery either large or a Mom & Pop operation.My mother would go into one bakery for morning buns and to
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 1, 2002
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      As a lad it seemed that every street in Dundee had a Bakery either
      large or a Mom & Pop operation.My mother would go into one bakery for
      morning buns and to another for tea cakes as it seemed that each one
      specialised.We have two bakers here in Vancouver from Dundee and they
      are always arguing with the Glasgow and Edinbourgh bakers as to who
      was the best Baker or cake decorators.The Dundee lads of course tout
      for the home team citing that Dundee had the very best bakers in
      Scotland by virtue of the quality of the products whether they be
      just simple fare or highly intricate cake decoration.
      I dont suppose there too many individual bake shops in Dundee now!.

      Regards

      Shug
    • Lair Behr
      My own great grandparents were caterers/restauranteurs circa 1900. I have many of their recipes...but mostly in rice flour vs wheat. Grannie explained that a
      Message 2 of 4 , Jan 1, 2002
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        My own great grandparents were caterers/restauranteurs circa 1900.
        I have many of their recipes...but mostly in rice flour vs wheat.
        Grannie explained that a pound cake was called such, as the recipe
        was a pound of flour, a pound of sugar, and a pound of butter. In
        the USA we measure volumes, while things are weighed in the UK. Our
        sweet tooths seem longer as well. But true shortbread is fantabulous!

        --- shug_ca <hugh.t@...> wrote:
        > As a lad it seemed that every street in Dundee had a Bakery.....

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      • shug_ca
        To continue the Bakery thing-It seems that the expertise of the baking trade was not alone in the attitude of being the best-many trades from the Dundee
        Message 3 of 4 , Jan 1, 2002
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          To continue the Bakery thing-It seems that the expertise of the
          baking trade was not alone in the attitude of being the best-many
          trades from the Dundee regarded theselves a cut above the norm and
          again by virtue of the willingnes of journeyman to transfer their
          knowledge to the apprentice-you have no idea of the arguments that
          ensue on this subject as to who had the best journeyman-how much of
          his secrets he imparted to an apprentice and how much they cared
          about their particular trade.
          Mybe this is what Dundee was all about-the attitude of doing a good
          job!

          Regards

          Shug
        • shug_ca
          I agree with you Lair-My Mom used to buy the shortbread from Goodfellow&Stevens in the Ferry and it melted in your mouth. Regards Shug
          Message 4 of 4 , Jan 1, 2002
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            I agree with you Lair-My Mom used to buy the shortbread from
            Goodfellow&Stevens in the Ferry and it melted in your mouth.

            Regards

            Shug
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