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||I have to say I hadn't thought about making two cups of tea, one for dunking and one for drinking before, but that really is a smashing idea and one I am going to employ immediately. The added bonus will be that if I continue to be careful with my dunking habits and not lose any poor souls to the molten tea, I'll have two cups of tea to neck, marvellous! Thanks Derek!!|
Jam Sandwich Creams Review
I've been a fan of dunking for many years, and having purchased your book as an ideal gift to a friend, I felt I had to write and share, as my friend refers to, my advanced dunking technique, which is now folklore in my social circle and was wondering if anyone else is a "2 Cuppa" (not seen anyone on the site).
Simply put, I make 2 cups of tea, one for dunking, and one for drinking, thereby negating the concern of a mis-timed dunk (especially important when mastering the Jam Sandwich cream technique (just enough time to warm the jam, but not too much to risk structural integrigity lose by melting the vanilla"glue", Fox's are the best of all JSC's!)
I'd be interested in a poll to see who else is a "2 Cuppa", may also be interesting to see if "2 Cuppa's" out there are advanced enough to differ on the drinker and the dunker!!!
Yours in anticipation,
Derek "Dunker" Newton
NB - I was once with a rather posh family and dunking in public was frowned upon, I was almost ejected from the premises! (A shame as the biscuit question was the legendary sweetmeal digestive cream).
|Nicey replies: Hello Derek,
Yes we have heard of this before but only indirectly. However, we can now confidently say that there is a chap called Derek who does this if anybody asks.
Tesco's Organic Fruit Bake Biscuits Review
|I had a nasty biscuit injury with these a few months back when a wheaty husk got lodged in my gum. It was agony but it did feel like I was getting the full organic experience. These are a good organic biscuit, well, waffle I go for two per sitting. You can get similar ones from your ‘local health food shops’ which taste bad for you, but when you read the ingredients you realise that you are actually eating date sap or suchlike.|
|Nicey replies: Yes I have taken to keeping dental floss in my arsenal of biscuit reviewing kit.|
Kölln Cakes Review
I was visiting my German relatives recently and was given a present of some german biscuits.
They came in all shapes and sizes. Some covered in dark or white chocolate and some not.
Unfortunately, upon trying several of them in turn, I realised that all german biscuits are, infact, gingerbread.
This is a matter of some concern to me as, for example, british bisucuits may be shortbread or digestive or any number of varieties.
I would be very interested to find out if Germany has a more complex taxonomy of biscuits than a single, large set called 'Gingerbread'?
I can't ask my relatives directly lest they take offense at my ingratitude to their sincere generosity.
|Nicey replies: Well yes a great many traditional German biscuits are essentially Gingerbread and we would hope so from the country that brought us Hanzel and Gretel. However, over the years we've had all sorts of things out of Germany that weren't Ginger bread. Follow this magic link into our review archive and scroll down to Germany.|
Cadbury's Fingers Review
|While on the hunt in Lidl Pontardawe for some nice, but cheap chocolate for a chocolate fountain for my daughters birthday party I stumbled upon the Mister Choc Biscuit Minis range. We were particularly taken by the Westminster, which is a mini version of a Cadbury's Chocolate finger, only even nicer. You didn't think that was possible, did you? Well I didn't, anyway.|
The biscuits come in 150g blue and red bags, emblazoned with attractive photos of the biscuits and a little union flag peaking out from behind their name. Each biscuit is about an inch and a half long, and much finer than the Cadbury version. The actual biscuit is a lovely crisp shortbread. The packet states that they are 48% chocolate, and wonderful chocolate it is. When we opened the packet it was completely empty within 5 minutes.
I had to go back to Lidl for cat food last night, and somehow 2 more bags of Westminsters found their way home with me. I've hidden one in the kitchen and the other has come to work to help me and my colleagues through a prolonged and hairy disaster recovery exercise. I'll save them for that moment of crisis in the wee small hours when chocolate is always most appreciated.
|Nicey replies: Yes the MisterChoc stuff does seem to be very good. Lots of people are very impressed by their Jaffa Cakes too. I will have to get a pack of Westminsters next time we are in a Lidls and try and banish the thoughts of last Lidls aberration we suffered.|