A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 04, 2018
“The patron saint of checking your bread rolls in the oven is St. John the Bap test”

"Bap” bread rolls have nothing to do with the biblical John the Baptist, but there are puns. “All of Jesus’ breakfast rolls had first to be tasted by John the Bap Test” was posted on Twitter on March 6, 2012.

“The patron saint of checking if your bread rolls are ready to come out of the oven is St. John the Bap test” was posted on Twitter by Paul Eggleston on June 26, 2017.


Wikipedia: Bread roll
Europe
Even in the same languages rolls are known by a variety of names. In Ireland and parts of England, a soft roll is called a bap.

Twitter
Count Meersbrookula
@PabloCakeface
@RealBobMortimer Who’s the patron saint of breast examinations?
John the Bap Test.
12:37 PM - 6 Aug 2011

Twitter
Sultan Brooneye
@RaymondoBroon
@BenedictFarse All of Jesus’ breakfast rolls had first to be tasted by John the Bap Test
3:03 AM - 6 Mar 2012 from City of Edinburgh, Scotland

Twitter
🙈 🙉 🙊
@GaylordFarquhar
Replying to @thatmagicbloke
@thatmagicbloke make sure you take my mate John to check all the bread rolls for freshness.
John the Bap test.
4:30 AM - 7 Apr 2012

Twitter
Paul Eggleston
@pauleggleston
The patron saint of checking if your bread rolls are ready to come out of the oven is St. John the Bap test.
3:47 PM - 26 Jun 2017

Twitter
Simon
@JelleySimon
@CallyHocknell
Have you heard of the patron saint for checking the rolls are ready to come out of the oven.
St john the bap test.
2:07 PM - 27 Jun 2017

Twitter
Matt Oakley
@MattOakleyMojo
The bread roll quality control guy at #Greggs is called John The BapTest.
12:14 PM - 15 Nov 2017

Twitter
🤣 The Dad Joke Man 😉
@DadJokeMan
#sillysaturday Did you know that the patron saint of checking if your bread rolls are ready to come out of the oven is, St John the Bap Test..... ?
4:41 AM - 5 May 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, May 04, 2018 • Permalink