New to this challenge … so here I go!
- What exactly is Yorkshire pudding?
A rotund young man from Yorkshire.
- What is treacle, and why do people make tarts out of it?
Treacle is that bitingly sarcastic ‘thank you’ offered to one of the ‘Happy Friday’ crowd, as you hand them a sharply sticky (sugar free) apple pastry; also known as tart.
- What is the key ingredient of haggis?
Ground up old mother-in-law (of the unfriendly kind only).
- How is toffee made?
You get a toff …. And go for it!
- How did pound cake get its name?
One day a virtuous nutritionist, realising that sugar in the form of cake was detrimental to waistlines everywhere, tried to change mindsets by putting a negative name on to a cake. Good luck with that one!
- Why is candy corn so named?
I believe the name derives from the Dentists of America Association, who believe candy shaped like teeth (aka Oompa Loompa candy in the trade) will:
a) bring them more clients or at the very least
b) discourage people from eating the candy corn
- What is marzipan?
A mad hatter who has run out of hats; therefore, pans.
- Why is a baker’s dozen so named?
Originally, bakers were notoriously bad at addition and so in the early days, a baker’s dozen just meant ‘quite a lot’. Over time, they settled amicably on a true number.
- What is meant by the idiom, “Too many cooks spoil the pot”?
Well, when brewing a batch of marijuana, one needs to keep ones wits about one. And therefore if there is more than one, and one is ‘wired’ it just doesn’t work – and the pot may well blacken.
- What is meant by the idiom, “What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander”?
Sauce isn’t gender biased and currently enjoying a surge in popularity.