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« on: 09/01/2008 19:51:58 »
Any reason why its called a digestive biscuit?? Does it help the digestive system in any way?

(Also, whats the professional term for the digestive system..surely its not just digestive system?)

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« Reply #1 on: 13/01/2008 21:43:53 »
The proper term for everything from your lips to your hemorrhoids is the alimentary canal.

But not being British, just what the heck is a digestive biscuit?
 

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« Reply #2 on: 13/01/2008 21:50:59 »
Me too Jim Bob! I saw that and thought "what the heck is a digestive biscuit?"
 

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« Reply #3 on: 13/01/2008 22:50:22 »
Hmmmmmmm !!...digestive biscuits.....hmmmmm.....choccy ones too !!


 

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« Reply #4 on: 13/01/2008 22:52:13 »
Hmmmmm !!...moooorish !!!





hmmm..dunk them in your tea and coffee and jump aboard the soggy biscuit express to Paradise !!




 

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« Reply #5 on: 13/01/2008 22:59:02 »
Are they really good.. Send me some! LOL I want to taste one! LOL!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 13/01/2008 23:00:30 »
McVities Digestive wheatmeal Hmmmmmm!
 

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« Reply #7 on: 13/01/2008 23:01:14 »
From our friends at Wiki:

A digestive biscuit, sometimes referred to as a sweetmeal biscuit, is a semi-sweet biscuit or cookie, originating in the United Kingdom, and popular there and in other Commonwealth countries. The name "digestive" derived from the belief that they had antacid properties due to the use of bicarbonate of soda when they were first developed.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digestive_biscuit
 

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« Reply #8 on: 13/01/2008 23:09:03 »
That makes sense.. sounds like you like them..?? I love things dunked in my coffee.. Ginger snaps... yummmmmm! LOL
 

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« Reply #9 on: 13/01/2008 23:24:17 »
Get a whole packet of these round ginger snaps and place on a plate or in a bowl that will keep them all together as if they were still in the pack.

Get a whole load of double cream and whip it up so it's nice and thick ......cover the whole pack of snaps until no cookie/biscuit is showing. Put in the fridge for 24 hours and then......Oh My Gawwwwd !!......just do it......the cream seeps into the biscuits and ewe have the most scrumptious delectable, tasting cake of extreme naughtiness ewe can imagine !! ...even better if ewe can stand to leave it for longer than 24 hours !!




 

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« Reply #10 on: 13/01/2008 23:46:56 »
I thought this was a science forum..not Neileps home cooking recipies!

But anyway..thanks for the tip.

And thanks for all your answers ;D
 

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« Reply #11 on: 14/01/2008 00:46:11 »
Thanks for the Question Stana.. I learned something as I had know idea what they were!

 

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« Reply #12 on: 14/01/2008 00:49:11 »
Get a whole packet of these round ginger snaps and place on a plate or in a bowl that will keep them all together as if they were still in the pack.

Get a whole load of double cream and whip it up so it's nice and thick ......cover the whole pack of snaps until no cookie/biscuit is showing. Put in the fridge for 24 hours and then......Oh My Gawwwwd !!......just do it......the cream seeps into the biscuits and ewe have the most scrumptious delectable, tasting cake of extreme naughtiness ewe can imagine !! ...even better if ewe can stand to leave it for longer than 24 hours !!






Thanks Neily.. I will try it!!
 

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« Reply #13 on: 14/01/2008 03:09:22 »
Thanks Stana....we all you're great by the way !!

And Karen...if you do it.....you'll eat the whole thing !!. (and then be sick !!)....you will not believe how soft it goes...just like a cake and oh my !!....it's so dense....it's like the ultimate comfort food !!
 

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« Reply #14 on: 14/01/2008 03:34:56 »
Hummmm.Heavy whipping cream right!
 

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« Reply #15 on: 14/01/2008 09:05:57 »
The closets thing I found to a digestive biscuit in the USA was a Graham (?) cracker.. the thing we used for making s'mores.
 

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« Reply #16 on: 14/01/2008 15:32:54 »
Thats interesting! Grahams look softer for some reason, are the ingredients similar?
« Last Edit: 15/01/2008 00:02:32 by Karen W. »
 

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« Reply #17 on: 14/01/2008 22:53:30 »
No... graham crackers and digestive biscuits are totally different. Digestive cookies, really dont have much of a flavour. In the States I believe (like in Canada) they are called Arrowroot cookies.
 

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« Reply #18 on: 14/01/2008 23:24:51 »
How d'you make cheesecake without digestive biscuits for the base???
 

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« Reply #19 on: 14/01/2008 23:46:36 »
No... graham crackers and digestive biscuits are totally different. Digestive cookies, really dont have much of a flavour. In the States I believe (like in Canada) they are called Arrowroot cookies.

We have Arrowroot biscuits.. they aren't the same AFAICT. as digestive biscuits... (could just be a regional thing)


How d'you make cheesecake without digestive biscuits for the base???

I use any plain biscuit... just crush them up and add enough butter to make em stick. :)
 

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« Reply #20 on: 15/01/2008 00:01:57 »
How d'you make cheesecake without digestive biscuits for the base???

Graham cracker crusts.
 

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« Reply #21 on: 15/01/2008 00:04:40 »
No... graham crackers and digestive biscuits are totally different. Digestive cookies, really don't have much of a flavour. In the States I believe (like in Canada) they are called Arrowroot cookies.

OK I gave my babies arrowroot cookies as they became mush easily!
 

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