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Shortcake

Shortcake is a sweet cake or biscuit. Shortcake is made with flour, baking powder or soda, butter, milk or cream, sometimes eggs; the dry ingredients are blended, the butter is cut in until the mixture resembles cornmeal. The liquid ingredients are mixed in just until moistened, resulting in a shortened dough; the dough is dropped in spoonfuls onto a baking sheet and cut like baking powder biscuits, or poured into a cake pan, depending on how wet the dough is and the baker's preferences. It is baked at a high temperature until set. Strawberry shortcake is a known dessert made with shortcake. Sliced strawberries are mixed with sugar and allowed to sit an hour or so, until the strawberries have surrendered a great deal of their juices; the shortcakes are split and the bottoms are covered with a layer of strawberries and whipped cream flavored with sugar and vanilla. The top is replaced, more strawberries and whipped cream are added onto the top; some convenience versions of shortcake are not made with a shortcake at all, but instead use a base of sponge cake or sometimes a corn muffin.

Japanese-style strawberry shortcakes use a sponge cake base, are a popular Christmas treat in Japan. The largest strawberry shortcake made was in the town of La Trinidad, Benguet in the Philippines on March 20, 2004, it weighed 21,213.40 lb Though strawberry is the most known shortcake dessert, peach shortcake, blueberry shortcake, chocolate shortcake and other similar desserts are made along similar lines. It is common to see recipes where the shortcake itself is flavored. Though today's shortcakes are of the biscuit or sponge-cake variety, earlier American recipes called for pie crust in rounds or broken-up pieces, a variety still being enjoyed in the 21st century in the South; the first strawberry shortcake recipe appeared in an English cookbook as early as 1588, according to Driscoll's berry growers. By 1850, strawberry shortcake was a well-known biscuit and fruit dessert served hot with butter and sweetened cream. In the United States, strawberry shortcake parties were held as celebrations of the summer fruit harvest.

This tradition is upheld in some parts of the United States on June 14, Strawberry Shortcake Day. It wasn't until 1910; the term shortcake refers to a biscuit similar to shortbread and Viennese biscuits in the UK. They are less dense and more crunchy and dry than shortbread and Viennese biscuits. Fonzie used Shortcake as a nickname for Richie's younger sister Joanie in the comedy series Happy Days. "Strawberry Shortcake" is used as a cartoon character's name in the early 1980s List of cakes List of quick breads List of strawberry dishes Shortbread, a kind of biscuit in the British sense Strawberry cake

Abdou Rahman Dampha

Abdou Rahman Dampha is a Gambian footballer who plays as a midfielder for US Raon-l'Étape. Dampha began his career with Gambia Ports Authority F. C. and in 2007 was promoted to the first team of the Gambian Championnat National D1. In January 2009 he signed a professional contract with Algerian club Mouloudia Club Saïda. A year in January 2010, he transferred from Maloudia Club Saida to Swiss Super League team Neuchâtel Xamax, on a 4.5-year contract. He made his league debut for Neuchâtel Xamax on 6 February 2010 against FC Zürich. On 14 May 2012, Dampha signed a two-year deal with French Ligue 1 side AS Nancy, until the summer of 2014. Dampha was member of the Gambia national under-17 football team and plays in the Gambia U-20 team. In December 2009 Dampha earned his first international cap for the Scorpions. Profile at Soccerway Abdou Rahman Dampha at L'Équipe Football

Kagura suzu

Kagura suzu are a set of twelve bells used in kagura dance. The set consists of three tiers of bells suspended by coiled brass wires from a central handle: two bells on the top tier, four bells on the middle tier, six bells for the bottom tier; the shape of the bells are thought to have been inspired from the fruits of the ogatama tree. The term suzu refers to small bells in general, but can refer to two Japanese instruments associated with Shinto ritual: A single large crotal bell similar in shape to a sleigh bell and having a slit on one side. A handheld bell-tree with small crotal bells strung in three levels on a spiraling wire; the larger form may be hung from a rafter in front of a Shinto shrine and sounded by a robe or ribbons that hang within reach of the worshipper. The smaller suzu is supported atop a handle and is held by female shrine attendants costumed in traditional robes, white-powered faces, wearing Heian-period coiffure during performances of Kagura dances. Kagura is a term encompassing Shinto instrumental music and dances performed at shrines and at court.

It was formalized as early as 773. These small bells, ritual implements of great antiquity, may be grouped together in bundles for folk and ceremonial performances

Aulus Sempronius Atratinus

Aulus Sempronius Atratinus was a Roman Republican politician of the gens Sempronia during the beginning of the 5th century BC. He served as Consul of Rome in 497 BC and again in 491 BC, he was of the patrician branch of his gens although the Sempronia gens included certain plebeian families. Aulus Sempronius Atratinus served as a Roman consul in 497 BC and 491 BC. In both of those terms, he served together with Marcus Minucius Augurinus. Livy cites Sempronius Atratinus as without a cognomen, but the consular records show only his cognomen. Dionysius of Halicarnassus refers to him with his full name. During his first consular appointment in 497 BC, he consecrated the newly built Temple of Saturn in the Roman Forum; the aforementioned writers relate the foundation with the festivals of Saturnalia. There had been a famine in Rome in the previous year and, in 491 BC during Sempronius' second consulship, a significant quantity of corn was imported from Sicily, the question of how it should be distributed amongst the Roman citizens, together with tensions arising from the recent secession of the plebs, led to the exile and defection of Gaius Marcius Coriolanus after he unsuccessfully advocated the reversal of the reforms which arose from the secession, including the creation of the office of the tribunes.

Dionysius of Halicarnassus further states that Sempronius Atratinus was a prefect of Rome during the Battle of Lake Regillus. The same historian writes that Sempronius Atratinus was involved in the wars against the Hernici and the Volsci in 487 BC, he was again made a prefect of Rome and was appointed Interrex of the people in 482 BC. List of Roman consuls Roman Republic Sempronia

St Luke's Church, Clifford, West Yorkshire

St Luke's is an Anglican church in Clifford, West Yorkshire, part of the New Ainsty Deanery. It is one of three churches in Clifford. Of the three churches in Clifford, St Luke's is the oldest having completed in 1842; the church was designed by John Bownas and William Atkinson and part financed by the Lane-Fox family of Bramham Park who donated the land. The first stone was laid on St Luke's Day, 18 October 1840 and it opened in June 1842 having cost £1500 to build; the church was Grade II listed in 1988. The church is of a Gothic Revival nature. Built of Magnesian Limestone, it has a pitched slate roof; the tower is situated to the western end of the church. The tower is of two stages and had four pinnacles atop, these however were deemed unsafe and removed in 1905. Media related to St Luke's Church, West Yorkshire at Wikimedia Commons "St. Luke's Church, Clifford", Clifford Parish Council "St Luke, Clifford", Church of England, Achurchnearyou.com

Trochus camelophorus

Trochus camelophorus is a species of small sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Trochidae, the top snails. The height of the shell attains its diameter 12 mm; the solid, false-umbilicate, pink shell has a conical shape. Its sculpture shows rounded cinguli of unequal thickness, with rope-like markings, 5 to 6 on the penultimate whorl. Regular radiate riblets cross the cinguli. Granulating them; the base of the shell contains 5 to 6 flat spiral ribs, separated by narrower furrows The whole is ornamented with close and fine radiate striae. The colour of the shell is rose, with darker markings above the periphery of the body whorl; the base is yellowish-white, with radiate spots of light brown. The conical spire has a rounded apex; the protoconch contains two whorls with traces of a spiral sculpture. The five whorls of the teleoconch are shouldered above, the last one angled at the periphery; the suture is marked by a deep groove behind the first roping of succeeding whorl. The aperture is subquadrangular, inside pearly..

The outer and basal lip are convex, forming an acute angle at their junction. The columella is oblique, with a distinct fold above and smooth; the false umbilicus is not deep, has a strong spiral fold, sometimes distinctly grooved, thus having the appearance of two spiral ribs lying close together. This marine species is endemic to New Zealand, known from the northern end of North Island. Powell A. W. B. New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1 Marshall B. A. 1998. A review of the Recent Trochini of New Zealand. Molluscan Research 19: 73-106