Lunch at The Natural Dye Studio

Lunch at The Natural Dye Studio

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Daisy's Culinary Experiments

Before I tell you of my culinary experiment let's see what The Natural Dye Studio staff have had for lunch:

Glorious sustenance. 

Now, whilst having no interest in cooking, I love food but find eating at the bottom of my list of things to do when I wake up in the morning. I think more of what I will do at work or if a day off, what I will work on with my projects which involve writing, knitting or painting.
My boyfriend however loves food, buying, preparing, cooking and eating. He’s good at it too. So I’m always well fed.
I decided the best way to introduce myself on this blog is by documenting my most recent culinary idea. 

The Tuc biscuit test
Whilst I munch down on some weeks old soft celery I think of the Tuc biscuits Queenie came through the door with this morning. I wonder if they would be still tasty if you dunked them in a cup of tea? Tea is adaptable; all sorts of flavours are mixed with it. In Britain we link it mostly to sweet things. Mix it with sugar; infuse it with fruits or spices.
However, we can also infuse it with herbs like mint and lemongrass. I once had a very delicious tea made up of green tea mixed with rice… I know how it sounds, but it was really refreshing and clean.
So, why not try a Tuc cheese biscuit? For those of you who do not know the Tuc Biscuit on a personal level and have only heard of its delights through word of mouth, I’ll fill you in to what it is. It’s a savoury custard cream biscuit, except where you have custard in between the custard cream biscuits the Tuc biscuit has cheese and instead of the biscuits being covered with sugar, they are covered in salt.
Now, I know what you’re thinking – Salt? In a cup of tea?!
But it may not be too bad. It may actually be lovely. It may just be the next revolutionary idea that will eventually stop world hunger and cure world cancer… OR it may just be fucking horrid. Whichever way I’m woman enough to try it.
Stay tuned to find out how my Tuc biscuit dunked in tea turned out.

7 Minutes Later…
After climbing over Queenie, who is actually working sorting out the yarn from Wonderwool, I turned on the kettle and brewed a cuppa. The tea bag was strained, the milk was added and the Tuc Biscuit was freed from its packet. It was then dunked for a certain amount of time to let it soak up the tea and then I put it in my gob and chewed, not so much chewed as swallowed as it was very soggy.

It wasn’t disgusting or delightful and had no distinct or otherwise flavour than what I’d already tasted before it’d been dunked. The tea afterwards was a little salty but then that could have been from the hot salt on the biscuit lingering on my taste buds.

Queenie's analysis: tea rolls off biscuits as biscuit is made of plastic. 

Experiment: Failed. 

Wagonwheels: 5 
Tuc Biscuits: 8
Tuc Biscuits in tea: 2 
Two week old soft celery: In the bin. 

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE your blog and its sillyness. In fact, I would like to move to wherever Exmoor is and become your apostle or acolyte or something. Ha Ha, don't worry, I am not a stalker, just a very depressed housewife and social worker and beginning knitter and crocheter and weaver and spinner and dyer with poor boundaries and/or social skills who tends to take on a bit too much at once and also desperately needs a mid-life career change, and is leaning towards the fiber arts (obviously). Greetings from the U.S. and a town that is nowhere as exciting as Exmoor seems to be!