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||Please can you review Choco Leibnitz (dark)? My builders demand them and they are rather special aren't they? The chocolate is gorgeous and the biscuit itself suitably simple - like an ultra-hard rich tea. The result is so snappy when eaten whole that I resist the urge one usually has with such biscuits to nibble off the chocolate first.|
|Nicey replies: You have very sophisticated builders. Mostly a pack of Rich Tea will do or Digestives if you are pushing the boat out. By association they must be building you something very wonderful and refined.|
Sorry, but its the anorak in me that compels me to write; it is certainly an alien cake indeed that has Jam over Cream in your excellent Home Page picture. The great British Cake equation generally goes like this:
Cream/Jam= Sponge Cake.
Unless you use this formula: Fruit/Cream/Jam or
Fruit Crush= Gateaux.
There are many formulae that create superb cakes, but jam/cream just isnt done old boy!
Are you an over or an under man Nicey?
|Nicey replies: Well spotted, this was of course entirely intentional showing how alien cakes might generate their gravity inversion field so as to give an even lighter sponge. Of course this requires that the jam goes on top.|
Brandt Hobbits kernig Review
I've been eating these for a few years now (Brit living in Germany) and I have to say that I was surprised you thought them not as sweet as Hob-Nobs. (I believe Hobbits are a sort of German version of Hob-nobs but I have nothing to back up this claim apart from the sort of similar name). I think the Hobbits are over sweet, but I'd never checked the ingredients, and it could be the horrible Vanilla-type-flavouring you mention.
Oh no, I'll have to buy some tomorrow, strictly for scientific purposes only.
Just caught you on the latest B3TA. Nice interview, lovely pic. I was sorry to hear about your bad experience in San Jose, though. I can't believe that nobody warned you never, never to order tea in a restaurant in the US! For one thing, they usually don't have any good quality tea; and for another, the public consciousness in this country has not assimilated the idea that in order to make tea, the water has to be boiling -- not just "pretty hot."
The milk, of course, you should have ordered separately, pretending that you were going to drink it. This would still not have saved you from an aggravating experience.
The solution might be to bring along a "travel" tea kettle... if such a thing exists... My friend Rodney and I are looking into getting an electric tea kettle for our office, so maybe I will be able to give you a report on what's available at some later date.
|Nicey replies: Maggie,
Thanks for those words of encouragement.
There probably isn't an office in the UK that doesn't have an electric kettle. I like a nice Tefal or may be Morphy Richards. Woo, rate my kettle.
Brandt Hobbits kernig Review
|I can re-assure your correspondent Victoria Uren that there are no depleted uranium atoms in Brandt Hobbits. "Kernig" is one of those strange German words that have several meanings. "Kern" means "core", so as in English could either refer to a nuclear reactor or a Granny Smith. It can also refer to wholegrains of wheat/oats etc, hence "Kernig" means "oaty" or "wheaty" in this context rather than radioactive.|