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PostPosted: 20-12-2013 18:23    Post subject: Your Biscuit of Choice? Reply with quote

Did anyone else see Nigel Slater's BBC Four documentary about biscuits this week? I've just been watching it and it was really interesting, still on iPlayer and probably getting a few repeats too. Recommended.

Anyway, I thought of biscuits as a peculiarly British tradition/obsession, but then Nige introduced the Oreo cookie which is very American indeed. I didn't realise they were available here, too, not that I've looked for them.

So what's your favourite biscuit? It seems to change over time for most people, but I've never got into dunking them in tea or coffee, not even Rich Teas.
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PostPosted: 20-12-2013 18:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

Current favourites are spekulatius and lebkuchen.
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PostPosted: 20-12-2013 18:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gingernuts but only when dunked, preferably in coffee. I never eat them dry.

For non-dunking, dark chocolate digestives.
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PostPosted: 20-12-2013 19:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really enjoyed that programme (I own a copy of 'A Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down')

Milk chocolate digestive for is my favourite. Worst biscuit has to be the pink wafer. My gran always used to buy them for us when we were little; horrible things, shedding their vile pink dust and contaminating all the other biscuits!

I rarely dunk; don't like all the crumbs in the bottom of my tea. I do sometimes hold a hold a bit of biscuit in my mouth and suck the tea through it Embarassed Not in company though!
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PostPosted: 20-12-2013 19:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like bourbon biscuits dunked in my tea, not for too long or the end drops off!
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PostPosted: 20-12-2013 21:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

In an attempt to economise recently, I bought a 'biscuit barrel' pack of cheap, own brand biscuits, from either Asda or Tesco. You get custard creams, Nice, malted milks and bourbons, but the bourbons were the same shape, size and had the same design on as the custard creams!

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PostPosted: 20-12-2013 22:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not supposed to eat biscuits for health reasons (well not many) but my favourite is milk chocolate digestives.


Edit to fix typo.


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PostPosted: 20-12-2013 23:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like almost all biscuits (which may be why I'm diabetic now).
My favourites are:

Bourbons
Ginger nuts
Hobnobs
Choc digestives
Border oat biscuits
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PostPosted: 21-12-2013 00:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please, Sir, can I be exempted from biscuits on account of wheat intolerance?

"You certainly can not, Whitehead.

"We have evidence of these chocolate-covered non-wheat Bourbons which will hasten the onset of diabetes better than any normal biscuit. What say you to them?

"Can't speak, eh? Due to their deliciousness, no doubt!"

Just the, ech, ech, mouth-drying quality, Sir!

"Well I will leave you this packet. See if you change your mind!"

Thank you, Mr. Devil, Sir.

Little did he know I have a stash of Amaretti in my locker. Now I can poison myself on apricot kernels over the holidays and provide a neat mystery for FT readers to solve. wow
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PostPosted: 22-12-2013 10:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tim Tams. Choc-coated malt bickies with a milk choc cream filling.

Nibble the ends off and suck hot coffee through them until they become soaked with it. Then guts them down. Nom nom nom. 's called a Tim Tam Slam. The timing of the slam must be exact, or you'll end up with a sludge coffee... which isn't half bad either.
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PostPosted: 22-12-2013 11:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gingernuts dunked in tea.
I'm considering starting a thread about Battenberg Cake.
The craving has begun.
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PostPosted: 22-12-2013 12:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

theyithian wrote:
Gingernuts dunked in tea.
I'm considering starting a thread about Battenberg Cake.
The craving has begun.


The Cork Battenberg, triangular section, covered in chocolate is the best.

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PostPosted: 22-12-2013 13:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

skinny wrote:
Tim Tams. Choc-coated malt bickies with a milk choc cream filling.

Nibble the ends off and suck hot coffee through them until they become soaked with it. Then guts them down. Nom nom nom. 's called a Tim Tam Slam. The timing of the slam must be exact, or you'll end up with a sludge coffee... which isn't half bad either.


I like those too!
And Anzac biscuits, produced for the Royal British Legion in Australia. They're yummy.
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PostPosted: 22-12-2013 13:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

theyithian wrote:
I'm considering starting a thread about Battenberg Cake.


My favourite cake!
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PostPosted: 22-12-2013 15:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel I'm an odd one out because I've never seen the appeal of a soggy biscuit. Agree on pink wafers, horrible things.

Of course, nowadays I just have a cereal bar with my beverage because I can kid myself they're healthier, though I'd probably be better off with an orange Club.

Battenberg, who doesn't like that? It's a universal choice.
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