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Wednesday, June 16, 2010


My friend Theresa and I made gluten-free squiggles yesterday.

For the uninitiated, squiggles are (by far) the best biscuits In The World. They surpass in every way every other biscuit in existence, simply because they have everything going for them.
They start off with a plain (almost unappetising) vanilla biscuit, with necessarily fluted edges. Over the biscuit is spread a thick, buttery-caramel icing, pale golden in colour. On top of this are bits of hokeypokey, chopped up and pressed into the icing. As though that weren't good enough, the biscuits are dipped into melted milk/dark chocolate, and left to set.
And then, the grand finale: the reason for the name. White chocolate is melted and coloured a caramel colour, then piped in squiggles over the biscuit.
I don't need to explain why Squiggles are the best after that description, as I'm convinced you must all now agree. Although other biscuits have their merits, they ain't got nothin' on the Great Squiggle.
So, we made them. It wasn't really hard: I made the cookies (easy), Theresa came over and we made the icing (and flavoured it with maple! Maple works instead of caramel flavour which we didn't have! Or, if you're a really boring person you could use vanilla), my excellent mother made us hokeypokey which we chopped up and pressed into the icing, then we melted chocolate and dipped the cookies. We had no idea we'd need SO MUCH chocolate - we just kept melting the stuff.
After that, we melted some white chocolate and coloured it blue, yellow and pink, then piped it on the biscuits. They looked so much like the original Squiggles (but better).
And then we took photos!
Finally, a word of advice: If you're in the middle of piles and piles of study that MUST be done, and you desperately need to procrastinate, head over to a friends' house and make biscuits (preferably Squiggles) with them. Eating a certain number of Squiggles each day helps your brain to function properly - just don't eat too many, otherwise your heart might stop functioning properly..

If you want the recipe, ask Theresa, over at :)
What's your favourite biscuit?

- Lydie


Anonymous Alex said...

Alex says squiggles for the win.

They look delicious and superior. I am most sad that I am not there to taste them. :(

3:45 am  
Blogger Theresa said...

I'd better put that recipe up then!
Yeah, I'm still procrastinating from study ay... those squiggles were SO good though!

Most of my family said that they were amazing, tasted just like normal squiggles or were even better! Yus!

10:46 am  
Blogger Lydz said...

Lydie says: Totally.

hmm, I'm not all that convinced on their superiority. I think our biscuits could have done with some flavour enhancer, they were a bit bland. Maybe I could buy some caramel flavouring! Ooh. I have an idea: over in the States there are some fairly amazing cake shops - packed full of amazing cake decorating things. You could have a poke around one!

Theresa - WOW. The people around here said the same thing - isn't that amazing? Our effort was epic, but was paid off by that compliment.
I just want to know what we're going to make next..

11:55 pm  
Anonymous FR said...

These look amazing!! I don't know if I'd have the patience to make them though.

7:22 am  
Blogger Lydz said...

Thanks FR! Of course you would! Esp. if you had making them with a good friend, aye. It can be a bit tedious, doing them all by yourself.

12:13 am  
Anonymous alex said...

Anychance that you could bake a second batch to 'perfect the recipe' and let me a taste have? Would be appreciated muchly. lx

6:26 am  
Blogger Lydz said...

hmm. Perhaps there is potential for a squiggle baking party when you return. We were going to send you some that we made, but they were slightly taller than a centimeter; mum said that it would have cost too much. Like $36, just to send four or something.

10:51 pm  

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