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Chris -- 2011-03-08
As in ‘Rise Krispies,’ ‘rise cakes,’ and ‘rise pudding.’ These are all fairly common, perhaps because baked goods are expected to rise. Examples:
This was a candy bar like thing with peanut butter in the middle and rolled in rise krispies and chocolate chips. www.brandsearcher.com/bbs.html?read=136
Barnes & Noble.com – Chocolate Desserts – Pierre Herme – Hardcover …Often I’ll add another flavor and texture just before serving, topping the mousse with chocolate shavings; Caramelized Rise Krispies; thin slices of banana, ...
Diamond shaped rise cakes, white sake and peach blossoms are presented as afferings.
I put a ‘Kagami-Mochi’ snood on Nanako. Kagami-Mochi is one of the typical New Year decorations, which is a set of two round, flat rise cakes.
Also, the original Nestle’s Toll House Butterscotch Morsels must be used. Others don’t work! They are also best served fresh, just like Rise Krispies squares.
We also have a great dessert, its rise pudding with red sauce. Its lovely!
The words aren’t even pronounced the same way—rice rhymes with ice and rise rhymes with eyes—so I’m skeptical of the idea that people are actually thinking of the word ‘rise’ (as in what leavened dough does) when they write about ‘Rise Krispies’ or ‘rise pudding’.
I think they just don’t know how the word is spelled, and have a 50/50 chance of choosing the wrong sound-alike consonant, just like someone might spell lisense when they mean license. In the rice/rise example, it just happens that the misspelling looks like a different real word.