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A few years ago there was an inventors competition on one of our TV channels. A women presented a paste made from "speculoos", a cinnamon cookie.

 

Immediately, the main producer of these cookies, Lotus Bakeries introduced the paste on the market.

I cannot believe how addictive this is. Aarrggghh, one small taste and I cannot stop eating this stuff!! Absolutely delicious and, compares to nothing else. It's now all the sudden very big business with a few competitors fighting in court over the right to produce the stuff..

 

What's your latest addiction?

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You may know "speculoos" cookies in the US too, they are marketed under the brand Biscoff . That's what this devil-ish paste is made off..

 

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post #2 of 29
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Just found out that Biscoff even sells the stuff!! http://www.biscoff.com/DirectionsWEB/webcart_itemBuy.php?itemid=0814

Don't tell I didn't warn you when you develope the same addiction!

post #3 of 29

Beet kvas - delicious fermented beet juice

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post #4 of 29

Hot steaming instant noodles mixed with raw eggs and msg filled soup mix from the package.

 

Mi-Goreng-Box.jpg

 

 

 

Truly a beautiful sight to behold.

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Hot steaming instant noodles mixed with raw eggs and msg filled soup mix from the package.

 

Mi-Goreng-Box.jpg

 

 

 

Truly a beautiful sight to behold.



Gotta agree with you there.  When the good ol' insomnia hits it's a sure cure.  No idea why it does, for me - it works. 

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post #6 of 29

Toast spread with marmite will do me fine!

post #7 of 29

Just discovered  coffee buns from Pappa Roti

They are so damn good!

post #8 of 29

Pho (the vietnamese soup)

 

Made it for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and now I just keep getting a craving for it!

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Toast spread with marmite will do me fine!



 Ishbel, Strike Marmite and insert Vegemite lol.gif

 

Grilled Cheese on toast topped with dried oregano and smoky paprika does it for me at morning tea,

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post #10 of 29
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Hot steaming instant noodles mixed with raw eggs and msg filled soup mix from the package.

 

Mi-Goreng-Box.jpg

 

 

 

Truly a beautiful sight to behold.



Gotta agree with you there.  When the good ol' insomnia hits it's a sure cure.  No idea why it does, for me - it works. 



All right Sunshine, I urgently need to know more about this cure! Is it just the noodles, or the recipe?

post #11 of 29

Fresh bread with salted butter and drizzled with honey.  I could live off this stuff lately.

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post #12 of 29

Roasted cauliflower.  I've taken to eating a head or two of it every day.  blushing.gif

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Originally Posted by gNnairdA View Post

Hot steaming instant noodles mixed with raw eggs and msg filled soup mix from the package.

 

Mi-Goreng-Box.jpg

 

 

 

Truly a beautiful sight to behold.



Gotta agree with you there.  When the good ol' insomnia hits it's a sure cure.  No idea why it does, for me - it works. 



All right Sunshine, I urgently need to know more about this cure! Is it just the noodles, or the recipe?



 

 Not sure Chris.  I guess it's similar to the feeling of hot milk and cookies at bed time.  I don't always do the egg.  I like to make a broth of water (just enough to cover the noodle "slab") to use for cooking the noodles in containing the spice packet/powder from the package, a dash of each of the following powdered spices:  Ginger, Coriander, Garlic, Chilli.  Heat this to boiling, add the noodles, turn heat down, then simmer it until all the liquid has gone.  You need to watch it carefully near the end so it doesn't stick to the pan.  Take it out straight away once the liquid's gone.  Now is the time to crack a raw egg into it if you don't have an issue with them, stir it around to coat the noodles  Add a goodly splash of fish sauce, a splash of soy.  Grab some chopsticks and munch it down.  Within 10 minutes I'm off with the fairies.crazy.gif

 

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post #14 of 29

Toast with peanut butter, sliced bananas, and a sprinkle of curry powder.

post #15 of 29

maybe its the msg in the 'special seasoning packet' that makes you feel all fairy dusted! not a good thing in the end, though migos....sometimes its like a bad acid trip...be careful and read the ingredient label!

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post #16 of 29

My brother-in-laws Olive Oil ; Imported from his family farm in Greece......  On and In everthing!  Addiction complete!    peace.gif

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post #17 of 29

PIZZA!

recently bought a pizza stone, peel and "american pie" by peter reinhart. haven't bought a delivery pizza in almost 3 months. 

 

make your own pizza. it's worth the effort.

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maybe its the msg in the 'special seasoning packet' that makes you feel all fairy dusted! not a good thing in the end, though migos....sometimes its like a bad acid trip...be careful and read the ingredient label!

joey


I think you've probably hit the nail on the head there.  It's probably only one or twice a month I do this.  However, don't forget there is msg occuring naturally in a variety of foods which are not processed.  Additives are worth looking out for, especially the "E" numbers.

 

There was a thread a while back involving people's thoughts on msg which if you can find it is surprisingly interesting on the pros and cons of msg.

I hope this link works, for anyone who is interested:

http://www.cheftalk.com/forum/thread/56294/msg 
 

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post #19 of 29

Toasted Assiago Cheese Bagels with a smear of home made fresh chive and scallion cream cheese.

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post #20 of 29

I bet the high carbs in the noodles has something to do with its soporific effect. 7.gif

 

I guess I'm hooked on my breakfast, since I've been eating it for at least 2 years now: 1/2 cup Bob's Red Mill extra thick rolled oats; tablespoon chopped walnuts, good sprinkling of raisins, about 1/2 teaspoon of Penzeys Vietnamese ground cinnamon. Just cover with boiling water and nuke, uncovered, 3-1/2 minutes. It's like an oatmeal raisin cookie every morning. licklips.gif

 

Chris, I LOVE Biscoff the cookies!!! I may give in and buy the spread. I read that 57% of it is the cookie, but the rest is.... fat? Nuts? Will it stand up to baking if I try to use it in a recipe?

 

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post #21 of 29

I love having a slice of three cheese bread with melted mozzarella and smoked gouda.

post #22 of 29

I first attempted Martha Stewart's take on David Chang's Momofuku steamed buns with roasted pork belly. The buns just weren't like I thought they should be. Turns out Martha did a hack job on the recipe. I bit the bullet and bought the Momofuku cookbook and today just did more pork belly and buns from scratch. I think these are now my favorite meal. I ate 5 so far today and will eat more for dinner. I cannot recommend these enough. Delicious.

 

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post #23 of 29

Lately I have addicted to Green & Black's almond bars. 

 

 

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post #24 of 29
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Chris, I LOVE Biscoff the cookies!!! I may give in and buy the spread. I read that 57% of it is the cookie, but the rest is.... fat? Nuts? Will it stand up to baking if I try to use it in a recipe?

 

Mezz


 

Mezz, I believe the other part is indeed fat, but a "healthy" oil. Still, it's fat. There's nothing more in the paste than speculaas cookies and fat and probably a coffee extract.

There are now hundreds of recipes where the speculaas cookies are used. One of them is speculaas icecream. One very simple recipe is exactly the same procedure as making vanilla icecream. Make the icecream, defrost a little untill it's a workable paste, fold in coarsely blended cookies and put back in the freezer. Very addictive! There's of course another way to boil/infuse the milk/cream with a few cookies and then proceed like any other icecream.

 

These Lotus and Biscoff speculaas cookies are many times eaten.. at breakfast in my country... and as long as I can remember. Remember, making speculaas is hundreds of years old!

Dip a few cookies in fresh coffee. Now you need to hurry; immediately transfer to a well buttered slice of good white bread. Fold and enjoy.
 

post #25 of 29

A speculaas sandwich! With good bread and sweet butter, why not?

 

When I was a child, my mom almost never baked cookies for us, even though she was a very good cook. She usually bought the cheapest sandwich cookies, which is why I can't tolerate that "cream" filling to this day. Some of the better cookies she bought were "windmill" cookies. I know now that they are really speculaas cookies. They often had slices of almonds embedded in them. The quality is nowhere near the Biscoff cookies, but in a pinch, they'd do.

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post #26 of 29

I've been thinking about a mounding plate of my moms fried rice and garlic bread.

post #27 of 29

potato and zuchhini chips baked with gorgonzola...serious cheesegasm!

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post #28 of 29

I..I was going to say zuccinni baked with mozzarella and feta and touch of italian spice mix. We may be on the same wavelength.

post #29 of 29

I..I was going to say zuccinni baked with mozzarella and feta and touch of italian spice mix. We may be on the same wavelength.

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