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Schott's Miscellany 4 December 2009

President George H.W. Bush ordered 28,000 U.S. troops to Somalia (1992)


EU'S 50TH BIRTHDAY CAKES

On 25 March 1957, the Treaty of Rome was signed, creating the European Economic Community (now the European Union). To celebrate 50 years of this treaty, all 27 member states were asked to bake two cakes traditional to their country for a party in Berlin. Below is a brief description of some of these European birthday cakes:

Cakecountry
description
TikvenikBulgaria
pastry made with sweet pumpkin
SavarinFrance
cake rin soaked in rum and filled with cream
Frankfurter KranzGermany
crown-shape cake filled with buttercream
Porter cakeIreland
fruit cake with Guinness
Ciambellone tradizionaleItaly
ring-shape butter cake
Tarta de SantiagoSpain
almond cake
Pehtranova poticaSlovenia
cake falvorerd with tarragon and nuts
Hot cross bunUK
traditional Easter spiced bun


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