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||Dear Nicey and the wife,|
I was having a look through some of your old feedback the other day and I noticed one letter from a reader who had been given a biscuit by an old lady which had been spread with butter (the biscuit, not the old lady).
This reminded me that although biscuits formed a large part of my staple diet as a child, we could not afford fancy biscuits such as those sandwiched together with a cream filling. Digestives and Rich Tea biscuits were the order of the day.
In order to compensate for this, we would sometimes spread a thick layer of butter on one biscuit and place another on top to create our own "sandwich" type biscuit. The result was a biscuit which was slightly too large to be eaten comfortably and, due to the butter content, unsuitable for dunking.
On other occasions, we would partake of biscuit sandwiches. These (as you might expect) were bread and butter with a couple of Digestives used as a filling.
Does anyone else remember trying this as a child?
|Nicey replies: You're taunting me another icon problem aren't you.|
I was intrigued to read Martin Booth's tale of a little old Hastings lady offering him a buttered McVitie's digestive. Whilst discussing this with a work colleague, I recalled eating digestives topped with a Dairylea triangle as a child. (Obviously a poor relation to the more traditional cheese and biscuits).
What are your views on adding toppings to biscuits. Should they remain 'au natreulle' or is a light spreading of some dairy product permissible? I await your wise words.
|Nicey replies: Well in the quasi democracy that is NiceCupOfTeaAndASitDown we defend peoples right to drink their tea and eat their biscuits in which ever way they see fit, unless of course they doing something plainly wrong. As you see we have an icon, albeit rarely used, that denotes cheese on biscuits, so that is grudging acceptance of the practice.|
|My fondest memories of the much maligned Marie are of my mother sandwiching it either with best butter, or on truly special occasions that wonderful concoction tinned condensed milk. Both combinations are wonderful when dunked.|