How Do You Like Your Biscuits: a reblog

This is my offering for Flashback Friday. I actually didn’t write anything on September 2nd 2013 (shock, horror compared to the windbag you all know and love today LOL) and this was actually my third post. Maybe it will attract more traffic this time round.


So many to choose from, so little time. What’s your favourite?

When I was a kid, Mum always bought those pink wafers for me. My sister would have Chocolate Bourbons, Dad Garibaldis, and Mum liked her Nice.   At Christmas, we would have a tin of tea-time assortment and it would always be a fight to see who got the jammy dodgers or custard creams. We were under no illusions that the chocolate fingers and those foil wrapped were reserved for visitors. As a special treat though, Mum would buy wagon wheels, which as a child really did seem big enough to put on your pull-along wagon, as you needed both hands to hold one. All that lovely thick chocolate covering a shortcake biscuit and jammy mallow centre.

Sadly, biscuits just ain’t biscuits as I remember them anymore. Wagon Wheels are half the size, and covered with a chocolate flavoured…

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to How Do You Like Your Biscuits: a reblog

  1. Paula Light says:

    I’m picky about packaged cookies (biscuits). Chocolate chip are almost always disappointing, so I avoid them until I can get them from a bakery or homemade. My favorites are in the shortbread realm ~ pecan sandies, lorna dunes, etc. Pepperidge Farm chessmen are delicious and it’s extremely easy to eat a whole sleeve. I generally like peanut butter cookies and the mass produced ones are pretty good, tasty and crispy. Nutter Butters are probably the best of the bunch. I also like Oreos, particularly the double “stuf” and the cookie dough variety!

  2. murisopsis says:

    I’m not a big fan of store biscuits/cookies – only the Oreos, Almond Windmill, and Girl Scout Thin Mints. Still it is a long stretch between opening a package and finishing it…

    • Hubby has asked how hard it is to make biscuits. With the price of gingernuts having risen again to 45p for 300g (they were only 23p at the beginning of the year), I might end up making my own!

  3. PCGuyIV says:

    I’m curious to know if what you are calling a gingernut is what is typically called a ginger snap on this side of the pond. They are certainly one of my favorites if that is the case, though I pretty much like all forms of gingerbread, whether cookie or cake.

    I also like windmills. (Here’s a link if you aren’t familiar:

    • Gingernuts are a biscuit similar to a cookie in the US, but not as chunky. We have brandy snaps over here which are rolled ginger biscuits that you can fill with fruit and cream. I had a recipe for gingerbread which never failed and was extremely popular. Sadly I lost the recipe book which also had one for carrot cake!

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