Why are they called Cream Crackers?

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Why are they called Cream Crackers?
« on: 17/09/2008 23:48:04 »
Why are cream crackers called 'cream' crackers? They don't seem to have any connection with cream.



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« Reply #1 on: 18/09/2008 00:02:55 »
So you can say 'I am creamed crackered'.

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« Reply #2 on: 18/09/2008 00:44:11 »
They don't have anything to do with Knackers either but that doesn't stop people from calling their balls their Jacobs does it.
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« Reply #3 on: 18/09/2008 00:46:11 »
Nice to know you are finally getting some jacobs delivered. I have heard that cyclists need new ones after a while.
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« Reply #4 on: 18/09/2008 00:49:49 »
Why are cream crackers called 'cream' crackers? They don't seem to have any connection with cream.



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What is on the ingredient list?

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Why are they called Cream Crackers?
« Reply #5 on: 18/09/2008 01:01:45 »
On the Co-op equivalent...

Wheat Flour, Palm Oil, Raising Agent (Sodium hydrogen carbonate), Salt, Yeast, Store in a tight container.
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« Reply #6 on: 18/09/2008 01:02:38 »


What is on the ingredient list?

Look for the word 'cream' and 'cracker'.

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« Reply #7 on: 18/09/2008 06:44:58 »
MAybe your supposed to just put cream or cream cheese on them.. LOL.. They certainly don't have anything in them that indicates cream.. just like you said.. I was thinking there may have been some sort of cream of tarter or something in them but nope..and the rising compound does not indicate cream of any sort either!

What exactly is Sodium(salt) Hydrogen(water)Carbonate??? What do you suppose the cabonate is.. I really don't recall.. I am sure I have heard of it.... but what exactly is it?

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« Reply #8 on: 18/09/2008 06:46:12 »


What is on the ingredient list?

Look for the word 'cream' and 'cracker'.

OK only on the name of the product...????

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« Reply #9 on: 18/09/2008 11:01:10 »
Could it be their colour?

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« Reply #10 on: 18/09/2008 11:42:55 »
When I go shopping later, I will take my digi camera and take a picture of the cream crackers ingredients to see if it mentions cream, which Turnipsock I doubt.

Unless it's got something to do with folklore or history or that
cream cheese can be used on them??
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« Reply #11 on: 19/09/2008 00:24:26 »
Turnipsock, I have looked on wiki and Google for some answers to your question about cream crackers and these are a few of them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cream_cracker
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob's
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_biscuit
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« Reply #12 on: 19/09/2008 02:34:17 »
Could it be their colour?

I bet your right!

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« Reply #13 on: 19/09/2008 03:48:31 »
I don't know how accurate this is, but I found this.

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The official response from Jacobs is:

"The name Cream Crackers refers to the method in which the mixture is creamed during manufacture."

http://www.blurtit.com/q484897.html
« Last Edit: 19/09/2008 03:50:56 by Carolyn »
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« Reply #14 on: 19/09/2008 07:57:48 »
Good job.. I would never have thought about creaming the ingredients together, but it is a cooking term for the way They cream or mix ingredients together!

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« Reply #15 on: 19/09/2008 14:35:34 »
And just for us Americans...those are basically the same as Saltines or "soda crackers" over on this side of the pond.

I spent a semester studying in St Andrews and got addicted to Jacob's (the cracker variety, those of you with minds in the gutter) and McVitie's. Yum-yum!!
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« Reply #16 on: 19/09/2008 15:24:18 »
And just for us Americans...those are basically the same as Saltines or "soda crackers" over on this side of the pond.

I spent a semester studying in St Andrews and got addicted to Jacob's (the cracker variety, those of you with minds in the gutter) and McVitie's. Yum-yum!!

Hi Evie but as I found on the Wiki links last night that Cream Crackers were first baked in Ireland. Makes historical sense to me.
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« Reply #17 on: 19/09/2008 18:12:56 »
And just for us Americans...those are basically the same as Saltines or "soda crackers" over on this side of the pond.

I spent a semester studying in St Andrews and got addicted to Jacob's (the cracker variety, those of you with minds in the gutter) and McVitie's. Yum-yum!!

Hi Evie but as I found on the Wiki links last night that Cream Crackers were first baked in Ireland. Makes historical sense to me.



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« Reply #18 on: 19/09/2008 18:20:13 »
I spent a semester studying in St Andrews and got addicted to Jacob's and McVitie's. Yum-yum!!

If you could understand quick-talking Fifers, comprehending this Cockney should not be a problem...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzxttGuq1s4    [:)]
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« Reply #19 on: 19/09/2008 19:16:39 »
I spent a semester studying in St Andrews and got addicted to Jacob's and McVitie's. Yum-yum!!

If you could understand quick-talking Fifers, comprehending this Cockney should not be a problem...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzxttGuq1s4    [:)]


Thanks RD but I fathomed that one out easily. But what about cream crackers.
Rosalind Franklin was my first cousin and one my life's main regrets is that I never met this brilliant and beautiful lady.
She discovered the Single DNA Helix in 1953, then it was taken by Wilkins without her knowledge or agreeement.

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« Reply #20 on: 20/09/2008 13:13:45 »
Might be the way the crackers are made, rather than whats in them or what colour they are.

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« Reply #21 on: 20/09/2008 15:29:43 »
Some of you must have missed the answer a bit further up in this thread...



I don't know how accurate this is, but I found this.

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The official response from Jacobs is:

"The name Cream Crackers refers to the method in which the mixture is creamed during manufacture."

http://www.blurtit.com/q484897.html
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« Reply #22 on: 20/09/2008 15:44:29 »
Evie no I have been following this thread that Turnipsock started a few nights ago from his initial post.
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She discovered the Single DNA Helix in 1953, then it was taken by Wilkins without her knowledge or agreeement.

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« Reply #23 on: 20/09/2008 16:17:51 »
Evie no I have been following this thread that Turnipsock started a few nights ago from his initial post.

Maybe so but you have missed the quote that Evie is referring to, I hadnt seen it either, but I am glad I was right!!!

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« Reply #24 on: 20/09/2008 17:53:55 »
Evie no I have been following this thread that Turnipsock started a few nights ago from his initial post.

Maybe so but you have missed the quote that Evie is referring to, I hadnt seen it either, but I am glad I was right!!!


I re read right through the thread from first post to the latest one. So yes I have read Evie's posts.

But this does not answer Turnipsock's question about Cream Crackers.
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« Reply #25 on: 21/09/2008 11:31:12 »
How about the post that referred to what Jacobs say about why a cream cracker is called a cream cracker?  Did that not answer the question?

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« Reply #26 on: 21/09/2008 11:58:16 »
But I have microwaved some Cream Crackers with cheese on them
and it melts then tastes so yummy adding a pickle or chutney.

I must buy some Cream Crackers tomorrow. I forgot (again)
Rosalind Franklin was my first cousin and one my life's main regrets is that I never met this brilliant and beautiful lady.
She discovered the Single DNA Helix in 1953, then it was taken by Wilkins without her knowledge or agreeement.