New mouth. New rules.
The latest Doctor has been around for awhile, but I always like to revisit the episode where the Doctor meets Amelia Pond for the first time. He has just regenerated and that makes him very, very hungry! The problem is, he has no idea what he likes to eat. So he has Amelia search through her cupboards. She offers him yogurt, beans, bread and butter, bacon; none of which he is even remotely fond of. He finally settles himself on fish fingers and custard. Ew! Gross. I know. Luckily, when I thought about recreating this unusual dish, I decided to make a fish finger look-alike. Instead of actually fish fingers, I made tea-infused shortbread.
The tea infusion itself is actually very simple. Whenever you are baking with tea, steep approximately 1 1/2 teaspoons of loose leaf tea per tablespoon of butter. It is also a good idea to use unsalted butter, so as not to alter the flavor of the tea.
I used crumbled Biscoff cookies for the “breading” of my fish sticks. Just pulse 10-15 cookies in your food processor and then roll your “fish sticks” until coated.
Recipe by Carrie
- 2 cups, plus 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 cup, plus 3 teaspoons loose leaf tea
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- Package of biscoff cookies
- In a small saucepan over low-medium heat, melt the butter until it just becomes a liquid.
- Add the loose tea leaves.
- Continue heating the mixture for about 5 minutes on low-medium heat.
- Remove from the heat and allow to stand for another 5 minutes or until the color of the butter is slightly tinted by the tea leaves; it will have a hint of green.
- Pour the mixture through a fine sieve, pressing hard on the tea leaves and then discard the leaves.
- Let the butter come to room temperature.
- For the "breading", pulse 10-15 biscoff cookies in your food processor, until they become a fine crumb mixture.
- In your stand mixer bowl, cream tea infused butter, brown sugar, and honey until light and fluffy.
- Add flour, 1 cup at a time and mix well.
- Your dough should be pulling away from the bowl at this point.
- Roll and shape tablespoon portions of dough into "fish finger" size; about 3-5 inches long.
- Roll each "fish finger" in the biscoff cookie crumbs to give it the "breading" effect.
- Place 1/2 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets lined with parchment or silapat.
- Bake at 325° for 15-20 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.
*Baked custard recipe courtesy of Betty Crocker
Tonight marks the Season premiere of Doctor Who 7.5. We have a tradition in our house that before every new episode, we make homemade popcorn. It kind of makes us feel like we are at the movie theatre. This season, I thought I would step it up a notch with my Geronimo Popcorn Mix. Geronimo is the Doctor’s favorite catch phrase. Every Doctor has one or two.
I love the sweet and salty in this snack. York Peppermint patties have always been one of my favorite candies, but these minis, along with the gold and silver stars make it cool.
Recipe by Carrie
- Microwavable movie theater popcorn or you can make your own
- York Peppermint blue and white minis
- White chocolate melts
- Crushed pretzel sticks
- Edible gold and silver stars
- Microwave your white chocolate melts according to the package instructions; set aside.
- Microwave your movie theater popcorn or make your own.
- While the popcorn is warm, add the crushed pretzel sticks, and York Peppermint blue and white minis.
- Drizzle the white chocolate over the popcorn mix and stir gently.
- Top with edible stars.
The Doctor would never go anywhere without his sonic screwdriver, so I thought I would make it into a drink for tonight.
I am in love with my Soda Stream and it came in handy for this drink perfect for any Doctor. The mango energy drink gives the ordinary screwdriver, a sonic kick.
Recipe by Carrie
- 1 1/2 ounces Vodka (optional)
- 4 ounces orange juice
- 4. ounces Soda Stream Mango energy drink or Red Bull
- 5 ice cubes
- Edible gold stars for garnish
- Make Soda Stream Mango energy drink according to instructions.
- Combine vodka, orange juice, mango energy drink, and ice cubes; stir gently.
- Pour into desired glass and garnish with edible gold stars.
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