I've been looking for a container specifically designed for housing biscuits. I remember as a child my Mum had a biscuit tin with a desiccant in the lid which stopped the biscuits going soggy. The desiccant could be removed and dried out in the oven to maintain it's usefulness for many years. I have so far been unable to find such a container in the shops on Manchester only non-specialist containers that simply proclaim themselves to be biscuit tins by having the marking "Biscuits" on the side. Can you help me please, do you know a supplier of specialist biscuit containers?
|Nicey replies: We have one of those, (see our Biscuit Tin Awareness Week item) but it was a Christmas selection tin for crackers from Sainburys or maybe M&S. Some people can't cope with the effects of the little drying out thing and I've heard tales of people removing them from the lids of their tins.|
On recently attempting to open a new pack of milk chocolate digestives I noticed an instruction on the side of the wrapper comprising an arrow and the words 'OPEN HERE'. I duly tried to 'open there' but to no avail. I am habitually a person of calm disposition but for others around me I fear that such misinstruction could have had dangerous consequences, particularly in an emergency. Eventually I had to resort to scissors, increasing the risk of accident in what should have been an effortlessly pleasurable domestic experience. Have others suffered in similar fashion?
I must say I am almost inclined to revert to the bourbon.
|Nicey replies: Sally,
Yours is an all too common problem. Personally I tend to bite my way into such packs by making a small tear in the cellophane seam. The end of a paper clip also makes a handy and relatively safe implement for piercing and then ripping the cellophane.
||Cornwall's always lovely, with their seafood, scones and sea.|
But now they've taken Nicey and we're full of jealousy.
He says it's just a holiday,
I hope he speaks the truth.
'Cos it's not so "lovely" our way,
now that Nicey's in Redruth.
They can keep Rick Stein and the surfers
(who are far too keen for me!)
But give us back our Nicey,
In time for biscuits and a NICE CUP OF TEA.
|Nicey replies: Lovely little verse as per norm Mr McMurtrie.
Well we are back now, and we have a pack of Cornwall's definitive biscuits for Biscuit of the Week, and lots of lovely pictures of Cornish treats for the newsletter. Hoorah!
I was reading your article on Universal Cake Theory over a nice cuppa, when I suddenly remembered something a friend once told me about the nature of cakes in the cosmos:
"On ingredients lists of some products it says 'anti-caking agent'. Does this mean everything contains anti-caking agent except cakes? If there was a world shortage of anti-caking agent, would everything in the universe turn to cakes?"
I would urge the cancellation of all orders for said anti-caking agent, allowing cake to proliferate across the known galaxy. However, maybe some sort of tea sanctuary could be erected, so that a nice cuppa could be still be enjoyed amongst the goodness?
|Nicey replies: Excellent deductive reasoning. Mind you its salt that has anti-caking agent so that implies that the sea is actually dilute cake.
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I've just read your biscuit of the week. David and I got married in Prague last year! We bought these biscuit / wafers fresh and they were truly fantastic. They take about two seconds to make and are still hot when you eat them as they are made to order. If I recall correctly they cost about 2p each.
I do hate to be a pedant though but I thought I would point this out before someone else did. It's not Czechoslovakia any more. In in the early 90's the Czech republic became a country in this own right. As did the Slovak Republic. So it's the Czech republic now.
|Nicey replies: Hello Mrs InABin,
No go ahead pick us up on it, as you know I make everything up as I go along including my dodgy grasp of political geography. Woo.
I'm off to our holiday house now for a big pot of tea and clotted cream scones, with Jam, Yum.