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Posted by: Anna | July 4, 2021
If there’s one thing that we love as much as we love biscuits, it has to be tea. Tea and biscuits is the embodiment of the term ‘life’s simple pleasures’.
We get so caught up in the treadmill of no-dairy, no-sugar, no-caffeine that we sometimes forget that just a mindful moment with a cuppa and bickie is all we need.
But where does our love of tea and biscuits come from? Other than the fact that they are…well, bloody nice.
Tea and biscuits…in so many words.
There are many traditions that basically boil down to the same thing. A cup of tea and a little something sweet.
The forerunner of them all was probably afternoon tea. Invented by the British upper classes in the early Victorian age, afternoon tea was a light meal designed to stave off hunger in the afternoon as dinner was traditionally served late in the evening. Also known as low tea, it was served on low tables away from the formality of the dining table. A casual, although refined affair, afternoon tea consists of dainty little things served with a pot of tea. Finger sandwiches, scones, and small cakes are all typical of afternoon tea.
At around the same period, as the Industrial Revolution gathered steam, the working classes were also partaking of tea. High tea was originally a meal taken when coming in from work. Eaten at the table (the only table aka the kitchen table) this was a more substantial meal yet also accompanied by a pot of tea. There would be pie, bread, maybe some cold meat. Perhaps a loaf cake, or some crumpets. Biscuits.
The upper classes thought this was all jolly good fun and so also had their own version of high tea, taken if one was going to the theatre or something and expected a very late supper.
The term high tea is now more likely to be interchangeable with afternoon tea, and taken to mean the classic afternoon tea of tea, sandwiches and scones; usually eaten out, as a treat.
The changes to the working pattern of the world led to changes in the way people eat. An early start meant an early breakfast, and so the concept of a mid morning snack was born. We already understood the restorative power of a cup of tea and a biscuit, and the once expensive tea and sugar were more readily available than ever.
To this day, tea and biscuits means a break. It might be a social affair; a catch up in a cafe with a friend. It may be a solitary pleasure; a moment of me time. Whatever it may be, savour it slowly, enjoy it and appreciate it as millions of workers before you have done. And if you are one of the rare folk who doesn’t like tea…
…well there’s always coffee.
Posted by: Anna | March 22, 2021
Chocolate biscuit cake, depending on who you ask, ranges from broken up biscuits in a sort of solid ganache (aka fridge cake) to putting biscuit crumb in actual cake batter.
Then there’s a sort of layer cake made from plain biscuits, maybe soaked in a little alcohol, and sandwiched with sweetened cream. As if that weren’t enough, there is the Australian classic – the chocolate ripple biscuit cake.
All of them have a lovely 1950s housewife feel to them. A time when food out of the packets was the new frontier and baking ingenuity knew no bounds.
How to make cake using biscuits
What they all have in common is biscuits. Yay. And chocolate. Unless you feel particularly inventive, in which case you could go beyond chocolate and try different types of biscuits and frostings. This will only really work with the ripple biscuit/layer cake style scenario. Fridge cake wouldn’t be fridge cake without chocolate. It wouldn’t stick together for a start. You could try white chocolate, that could be good.
And they involve no cooking, unless you count a bit of melting or whipping. If that is too much of a stretch for you, then you can just eat biscuits straight from the packet and be done with it…
Broken biscuit cake
Also known as biscuit fridge cake, or tiffin, this is that deliciously moreish wedge of chocolate crammed with bits of biscuit. It manages to be dense and toothsome, yet soft, all at the same time. sometimes it has other things inside too, such as cherries.
Basic recipe for chocolate fridge cake using condensed milk
1 can condensed milk
3/4 cup butter
1 cup chocolate chunks
1 pack plain biscuits
- Line a tin or any shallow container with greaseproof paper
- Break the biscuits into a large bowl
- In a small pan over a low heat, melt the butter, condensed milk, and chocolate together.
- Mix this into the biscuits.
- Press into the tin and chill in the fridge for several hours or until set.
Chocolate ripple biscuit cake
Chocolate ripple cake is the stuff of childhood fantasy. It centered originally around the particular texture (or maybe widespread availability) of the chocolate ripple biscuit. If you feel brave enough to break free of tradition then you could try a triple choc chip cookie. You could dispense with the chocolate altogether, and experiment with anzac biscuits or maybe a coffee cream? Just saying.
If you do feel the need to behave in such an outrageous manner there is only one rule. You have to keep it kitchy cool.
This biscuit cake is made by whipping cream, with a touch of icing sugar and a dash of vanilla, and sandwiching the biscuits together. Do them in groups of four, and lie the stacks on a plate so that the biscuits are horizontal. So that you have the cross section of stripes when you cut into it. Lay three or four stacks in a length so that you have a log shape. Now cover the whole lot with more softly whipped cream. Decorate with broken chocolate biscuits, lollies, or whatever else you fancy.
You could add Baileys or another alcohol to the cream. You do need to be careful when adding liquid/alcohol/vanilla to cream as it may seize. Or just pour a few shots of alcohol over the biscuit stacks.
You could use frosting instead of cream. Or the chocolate mix from the tiffin above. A chocolate glaze is a nice addition. To make a chocolate glaze simply stir a teaspoon of vegetable oil into melted chocolate and pour it on.
Cream cheese and orange biscuit cake
Here’s a nice cream cheese frosting with a bit of orange zest and a little honey. Maybe a touch of cinnamon and these ginger and date biscuits?
Mix 600g cream cheese with 200g soft unsalted butter and 100g of icing sugar. Stir in 2 tbsp honey and the zest of 1 or 2 oranges.
Italian biscuit cake
In Italy, of course, they make their fridge cake with style. Not only will it include things like pistachios and candied peel, but is rolled into a sausage shape and tied up with string like an actual salami. It is even called chocolate salami.
Rocky road biscuit cake
Good old rocky road. Not to be messed with, it is simply fridge cake but with mini marshmallows and raisins. Milk chocolate please.
How to store chocolate biscuit cake
Whatever road of biscuit cake you choose to follow, it belongs in the fridge. Where it will live quite happily for 3 days if it has fresh cream or over a week if it does not.
Posted by: admin | April 4, 2020
Well we can still have an Anzac Biscuit. We probable cant march this year on Anzac Day due to the important Covid-19 Virus restrictions, but we can still celebrate the heroic deeds of those who served. Buy Bush Cookies’ Anzac Biscuits for your family at your local IGA or order online direct from Bush Cookies.
Bush Cookies a Manufacturer of wholesale cookies in Australia makes a Great Anzac Biscuit. Bush Cookies provides a high quality “High Tea” gourmet cookies and biscuits. We supply great wholesale cookies in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Bush Cookies also delivers these wholesale cookies online direct in different suburbs of Australia.
Anzac Biscuits are Australian traditional oaten biscuit that is perfect as an all-rounder. Anzac Biscuits by Bush Cookies are handmade gourmet biscuits that you will adore in every moment. These gourmet cookies are ideal for morning tea. You can also enjoy with coffee as an alternative. These biscuits may remind of your grandmother who probably used to make these types of cookies.
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Posted by: admin | March 6, 2020
Salted Caramel Creams by Bush Cookies is perfect cream biscuit when you actually need to pamper anyone in life. Bush Cookies are wholesale biscuit manufacturers which distribute Australia’s best cookies. Salted Caramel Cream biscuits are a crunchy caramel biscuit which is filled with a caramel cream. These biscuits are handmade gourmet cookies. Our Salted caramel cream is ideal for afternoon and morning tea ideas.
Bush Cookies brand Salted caramel cream is available from many IGA Stores and greengrocers and from all Harris Farm Markets stores.
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Posted by: admin | December 14, 2019
The Bush Cookies brand produce great cookies and salted caramel cream is very popular among them in Australia. Bush Cookies have been established a long time. It is the manufacturer as well as the wholesale suppliers of bulk biscuits to the retailers and independent groceries of Australia. Our Salted caramel cream is one as the crunchiest caramel cream-filled biscuit and is an ideal snack for afternoon tea as well as other social gatherings.
The Salted caramel cream is a yummy handmade gourmet biscuit. Ingredients include sugar, margarine, flour, egg, cocoa powder, caramel, golden syrup, vegetable fat, soy, lecithin, syrup, salt, caramel flavor. It helps to keep your mood healthy and cookies fill that hunger pang that just maybe needs something sweet.
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Salted Caramel Cream really is ideal ideal for afternoon tea and any kind of social gatherings
Posted by: admin | November 14, 2019
Bush Cookies make tasty and superior Anzac Biscuits. These Anzac biscuits are perfect for morning and evening tea ideas. Anzac biscuits will remind people of the days of grandmothers handmade biscuits. These Anzac biscuits are Australian traditional oaten biscuits which are round in shape. The name of Anzac biscuits is quite common with the traditional Australian oaten biscuits.
This kind of biscuits are similar to hard tack biscuits utilized by the Anzac soldiers during World War I. But they are more like the kind families home baked and sent to the soldiers. These style of biscuits were always used to make long-life dry rations for the soldiers and sailors. Earlier it was termed as Dhourra Cake by the Egyptian mariners and the Roman people used to term as buccellum in the regions of Roman. It was the British royal navy who first used to mass produce this kind of hardtack bulk biscuits. Anzac biscuits are a modern version of plain hardtack biscuits.
Australian Anzac biscuits are simple and sweet. The main ingredients of Anzac biscuits are sugar, brown sugar, water, golden syrup, milk solids, butter, wheat flour, and baking soda, rolled oats, coconut and many more.
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Posted by: admin | October 23, 2019
Coffee cream biscuits are delightful and pleasant-tasting biscuits from the Bush Cookies brand. These Coffee Cream biscuits will make your day and mood with its nice flavor and aroma. These are magnificent gourmet cookies as well as biscuits. Bush Cookies are wholesale food suppliers for large bulk of snack foods as well as cookies. Aromatic Coffee cream biscuits are perfect for morning and evening tea ideas with a cup of hot coffee. These cookies are quite popular among the quality range of biscuits of Bush Cookies.
The ingredients of coffee cream wholesale biscuits are sugar, margarine, wheat flour, flour, milk, egg, coffee flavour natural, syrup, coffee, salt, caramel colour, vanilla bean.
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Posted by: admin | October 12, 2019
Anzac Biscuits is a colloquial name given to oaten biscuits. They should never be referred to as a Anzac cookies. The name stems from the most common biscuit parcels sent to the Diggers. Also and their similarity to hardtack biscuits traditionally used by the armed forces. They are produced in Australia by the brand name of Bush Cookies.
Bush Cookies is one of the oldest bakers of Australian hand made packaged wholesale biscuits and cookies. It is an Australian manufacturer as well as a supplier of bulk biscuits to grocery retailers. Anzac Biscuits are referred to as the traditional oaten Australian biscuit that is generally round in shape.
Aussie Anzac biscuits are basically handmade gourmet biscuits. It is generally taken with morning teas and evening snacks. Our Anzac biscuits are made up of sugar, water, golden syrup, milk solids, butter, brown sugar and many more. It is rich in protein, fats, carbohydrates, sodium, and sugar. The ingredient of Anzac biscuits makes it crunchier and softer as well as slightly sugary although it cannot be completely regarded as the classical sweet biscuit.
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Posted by: admin | August 31, 2019
Coffee Cream Cookies by Bush Cookies are considered an Australian favorite among coffee flavor lovers. It is considered to be one of the distinguishing ingredients across the world. The main ingredients of Coffee Cream Cookies are flour, sugar as well as brown sugar and of course chocolate and a little coffee. There are certainly other variations that are included in chocolate chip cookies Also Anzac cookies with as nuts, oatmeal, and peanut butter. Our cookies are not meant to be good for your health so much as good for the soul. So in that way they might help take your blood pressure down.
Many people prefer to have Australian biscuits with morning coffee and also as a snack. Moreover, bush cookies can be eaten with milk and it can also be enjoyed after school hours, just going before bed, people can have cookies during any period during the day to satisfy their hunger.
Bush Cookies deals in café biscuits wholesale; we manufacture and deliver cookies to certain areas in Australia at an affordable price. Book your first order from our parent company Opera Foods to avail huge discounts and offers.
Posted by: admin | August 30, 2019
Bush Cookies are a family-owned business of Cookies and Bickies. We have a large range of packaged biscuits which are perfect as snacks for little kids. These colorful cookies can be used to engage your kids while you are chilling down with your friends and family at events and functions. Cookies are the perfect snack food for a high tea party. Our cookies and Bickies have a good shell life which will make the customers return for more; these tasty wholesale cookies will surely give you the melting moments which you have been craving for from a long time.
Our Angel cookies are a favorite among Kids party food because of its high quality, we stand out among top quality brands because of our unique mix of crunchiness and taste. These cookies are completely filled with vanilla and hundreds and thousands of nonpareil sprinkles are sprinkled to make it look more attractive.
Bush Cookies offers a good range of “High Tea” cookies and wholesale biscuits. We supply consumers online great wholesale cookies and for retailers to avail great discounts book from our parent website Opera Foods.