Cakes and Biscuits.


First published in December 2011

Word Definition
amarettimacaroons made with bitter almonds.
arepaa usually grilled cornmeal cake served in Latin-American cuisine.
babkaa kind of coffee-cake, containing almonds, raisins, rum, orange rind.
biscottoa small Italian biscuit.
carcakea small cake baked with eggs, eaten on Shrove Tuesday in parts of Scotland.
corncakean American cake made of maize meal.
crullerin N. America, a type of sweet cake fried in fat.
galettea round, flat, sweet or savoury cake.
genoisea rich sponge cake.
gorditaa small thick tortilla.
hardtackship's biscuit.
hotcakea griddle-cake.
huffkina bun made of bread dough with extra lard.
jumbala thin crisp sweet cake.
kuchena yeast-raised coffee cake.
mooncakea kind of Chinese pastry traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival.
olicooka kind of American doughnut.
parkina north of England ginger cake made with treacle and oatmeal.
parlya gingerbread cake in biscuit form.
pikeleta kind of thin crumpet.
pizzellean Italian sweet wafer.
savarina French cake made with yeast dough, similar to a baba.
seedcakea cake containing caraway seed.
simnela sweet fruit cake covered with marzipan and eaten at Easter.
slapjacka flat batter cake cooked on a griddle; a flapjack.
streusela German crumb-like cake or pie topping, flour, sugar, butter, and nuts.
teabreada loaf-shaped cake containing dried fruit.
tortillaan unleavened cake, as of maize flour, baked on a heated iron or stone.
vacherina kind of cake, layered with Chantilly cream.
vetkoekin S. Africa, a deep-fried cake, similar to a doughnut.
zwiebacka usually sweetened bread that is baked and then sliced and toasted until dry and crisp.