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||I know that you don't usually publish recipes but here is my recipe for pink wafers.|
Ingredients: cardboard, pink felt-tip pen, glue.
method: Colour cardboard pink using felt-tips. Lightly corrugate and paste together in layers.
Voila! All the taste and texture of pink wafer biscuits.
|Nicey replies: First thank you for noting that we don't usually publish recipes, and secondly this is just the sort of thing that gets the Pink Wafer supporters out on the streets protesting in angry mobs.|
|Pete aka Sadistician
I love tea (as the title of this email may suggest slightly), and I also produce music... Hence or otherwise I have made a tune all about Tea! You can download it from www.thecentrifuge.co.uk if you're interested. Let me know what you think if do...! The track is called 'Tea Fetish' and features my mate's mum...!
Pete aka Sadistician
P.s I was watching an episode of 'Father Ted' recently,and it involved a visiting preist being offered the choice of 'biscuit or cake' with his tea... What would you go for? (given the prerequisite of having to choose one or the other...?)
|Nicey replies: Hey Pete aka Sadistician,
Well done on the long kettle coming to the boil intro to your song, I enjoyed that part. Your friends mother however sounded a bit like she had been burning the candle at both ends.
In such a situation as cake or biscuit always go with the cake, as you'll get offered the biscuits again after you have finished the cake, in a kind of main course / pudding thing.
Also as it is St Patrick's day well done on bringing up the Farther Ted reference. I must away now to get Wifey her Guinness.
||Dear Nicey (hi Wifey too)|
Your site is an acknowledged leader in all things dunkable, and I often refer to it when arguing the cake vs biscuit issue with workmates. Now a new one has arisen (issue that is, not workmate).
A Canadian has joined our team and is insisting on calling bisuits 'cookies'. Now we're not dim, we acknowledge that cookie is a valid word, but for a large (c4 inch diameter), soft, chocolate chip type of creation. Not a digestive or Oreo type affair.
Can you help? Are there international guidelines, a sort of biscuit convention or anything? Or is she just wrong?
Yours in anticipation
|Nicey replies: Well we should respect other peoples cultures and traditions just as we would ask them to respect ours. She can certainly carry on calling them cookies as is her cultural heritage. She should however understand that nobody will know what she is going on about, as they are called biscuits here, and that she will run the very real risk of being left out of sharing the really good biscuits if she can't call them by the correct name.
Our next door neighbour is Canadian and he frequently makes the effort to call biscuits biscuits. (Woo I just wrote biscuits twice!)
||Recently I had a great need to investigate ‘langue de chat’ biscuits, due to their allegedly superior dunking qualities. My dear friend swears she searches Fulham for these delicacies. Whilst searching for info under your biscuit section, I was surprised to see that biscuits, even for advanced level gourmands, always came in packets. Is that to insulate them in the North? I have a great love of biscuits in tins, and of course they are pretty and reusable tins. The spying of biscuit tins on upper shelves must surely warm the heart of the average advanced biscuit fancier?|
Richard in Shad Thames London
|Nicey replies: I'm doing my utmost to empathise but not really making it. So your basic concern is that posh French biscuits should really be available only in tins? However, I certainly follow your basic premise that biscuit tins are a good thing, and it gives my a good excuse to use our biscuit tin icon.|
||Well done Nicey, you got a mutation in your welsh greeting, the hardest thing to master apparently. They don't do half days on St David's day anymore as most of the children wouldn't turn up at all. Sadly dressing up ends when they go up to Juniors now. Infants and nursery age only, although you can buy the whole costume at Tesco or Asda these days, boys either wear Rugby jeseys or a bought Boys version costume of waistcoat and muffler with a Dai cap. very cute!|
On the day itself they are trying to get parades and so on going ala St Patricks Day, but a bit feeble so far. Also there are regular requests for it to be a National Holiday, so far unsuccesful. And the fake cream mix is Dream topping , excellent on trifle or my speciallity Butterfly cakes topped with a piece of fresh strawberry.
Noswith da, butty love Marion