The 'Flake' chocolate bar was first developed in 1920. An employee of Cadburys noted that when the excess from the molds used to create other chocolate bars was drained off, it fell off in a stream and created folded chocolate with flaking properties. In 1930, Cadbury started producing a smaller version of the standard Flake bar especially for ice cream cones. These were marketed under the name 99 Flake and sold loose in boxes rather than individually wrapped like the traditional Flake.
Cookalong Recipe: For some reason this is known in the Antipodes (and I got this recipe from a Kiwi) as Russian Fudge and, although I like this name better, I feel that it perhaps leads the rest of us to expect something altogether more exotic, when this is the plain, comforting, yet temple-achingly sweet, confection of my childhood.
The Black Friar is a narrow wedge-shaped pub jammed against the railway line at Blackfriars. Built in 1875 near the site of a 13th c. Dominican Priory, which gives the area its name & was the inspiration for the pubs design. The exterior of the building has jutting wrought iron signs for each bar & the pub's name is displayed in mosaic tiles. A statue of a large, laughing friar stands guard above the main door. Though unusual, the exterior does not prepare you for the extraordinary interior.