Thursday 29 September 2016

It's National Biscuit Day - 5 biscuit ideas (other thank dunking them in your tea)

Amy Mulvaney

Published 29/05/2016 | 15:15

As if we needed another reason to dunk a biscuit into our cuppa, today marks National Biscuit Day.

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From Digestives to Hob Nobs to Custard Creams, a packet (or three) of biscuits is an essential in every Irish home.

In honour of the occasion, here are five different ways to take a twist on the nation’s guilty pleasure:

 

1. Biscuit sandwich

Get two of your favourite biscuits (a Marks & Spencer cookie would work well here) and put a slab of ice cream on one. Pop the other on top and there you go, a delicious cookie sandwich.

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2. Make ‘em your own

Turn a plain biscuit into something special. Grab a few Rich Teas and go wild with your toppings. Melt some chocolate, pour it on top and stick on your favourite sweets. Jellies, M&Ms, chocolate buttons, berries, popcorn – the options are endless.

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3. Go big

Instead of making lots of small biscuits, why not make one giant one? Use the same recipe as you usually would but instead of breaking up the mixture, keep it all together and spread it on a pizza tray. Make sure you keep it thin so it stays crispy and won’t take ages to bake.

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4. Put them in cupcakes

As if cupcakes aren’t sweet enough, put a biscuit at the bottom of each case before pouring in the mixture. It’ll give the cupcake a nice crunch and it’s a pleasant surprise for whoever eats it (probably you).

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5. Use cookie dough as a topping

We all know that we’re not supposed to eat raw cookie dough, but there are plenty of specially formulated cookie dough recipes out there that are safe to eat raw. Dollop some on a biscuit or cupcake and enjoy.

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