Sunday, May 18, 2008

Tim Tam Crush-crush

Further to my "I'm not on a diet" post.... in case you're wondering what I might eat when I have a treat, read on.

Bike Boy and I were at the supermarket this afternoon, doing the *yawn* grocery shopping. And I remarked that I planned to have a treat tonight. I cruised along the ice cream freezers, picking up Cornettos, Magnums, and various other frozen delights and putting them back. I couldn't decide - I wanted something...well, SPECIAL. Chocolate, thought I - that's what I want!

But in the chocolate aisle, again I was indecisive. Lindt 85%? Some Lindor balls? A Peanut Slab? Hmm....

So when we got to the checkout, I still hadn't decided. I was unloading veggies, cereal, canned tuna and so on and still pondering. Then I had a brainwave (or perhaps it was a mini-stroke; who knows?). I finished unloading the washing powder, toothpaste and paper towels out of the trolley and told Bike Boy I'd be right back.

You know those Tim Tam Crush bikkies? Well, with a name like that, they're really just ASKING for it, aren't they? I grabbed a pack of those, a small tub of premium vanilla ice cream and this is what I came up with:



You smoosh up two Tim Tam Crush biscuits (I chose the toffee nut ones), chuck them on top of a couple of scoops of ice cream, and add a little toffee sauce (just happened to have some in the fridge). Mmmm.......

The REALLY good thing? You only get 8 in a pack of those Tim Tams, so assuming you're making dessert for 4, temptation is completely removed once you've had your indulgence.

6 comments:

Andj and M said...

Very Nice! Looks almost gourmet!

linda said...

Atta girl!! Now you're talking my language! Glad to see that you are normal after all!

Vickie said...

I find myself shopping for the kids holiday treats - exactly the same way - looking for packaging where the quantities come out exactly right so that there is nothing left what-so-ever.

Debstar said...

I don't much care for Tim Tams but I reckon I could force myself to eat that.

Cherub said...

That looks so good. I really do need to learn to be more creative with my food prep- can creativity be learned or do you have to 'have it'?

Kek said...

Mmm, dunno Claire... I always liked to cook and to sew and "make stuff" and I began doing my own thing at an early age.

Nothing clever about THIS though - I got my inspiration from Jen Hendershott, of all people! A couple of us at Phat Camp gave her and the other girls several packets of Tim Tams and they smashed them up and mixed them with ice cream. I just thought it was a good idea... :p

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