February 5th, 2018

mizuno: lil naughty

Day 36/365: Dr Tamal's special biscuits

Yesterday morning I made Dr Tamal Ray's honey and almond brittle biscuits (recipe on the Guardian here), much to the delight of my family and some childish remarks from the bloke, who thinks I fancy Dr Tamal (from Nadiya's season of Bake Off, you may recall). Didn't stop him from partaking liberally of the biscuits, I note.

I doubled the quantities in the recipe. I do this for every recipe that involves the words "cookie" or "biscuit". Because they will get eaten.

Dr Tamal's recipe says that it's supposed to make 10-12 biscuits. I suppose it does if you're placing dainty dollops on your baking trays. This is not, however, my approach. I got 16 biscuits out of the doubled recipe. There are eight remaining.

Dr Tamal claims that you should only put 4 dollops per baking tray because they spread out. He is not lying to you. They spread out a lot. Dr Tamal also claims that they are very easy to make. This is also true. The longest part of the process (apart from standing impatiently at the oven waiting for them to bake) is assembling the ingredients. I don't know about you, but I don't typically have 200 grams of flaked almonds sitting around in the cupboard, so it did require some targeted advance shopping.

The kids loved them, and they also loved "tasting" the biscuit mixture, which combined with my less-than-elegant view on biscuit sizes, probably helps to account for managing to make only 16 biscuits when Dr Tamal claimed there should have been at least 20.

And now for some biscuit photos.

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