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post #16 of 81
And, yes, as long as you line the bottom and sides of the tin, a regular 6 x 2 tin will be fine.
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post #17 of 81
Thanks Relznik, that helps! I was looking at these cake rings http://cooksdream.com/store/bk.html and honestly in the stainless steel catagory I couldn't for the life of me figure out the difference in them other than size but they seem to have two different kinds of stainless steel rings. icon_confused.gif
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post #18 of 81
No, it's not a ring you pour it into. It's a spring-form pan.

It's a cake tin, but you undo a clip on the side to take it out... like this

http://www.kitchenaria.com/baking-and-roasting/baking-tins/spring-form-cake-tin/kitchenware_1244.html

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071026075442AAkhD7U
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post #19 of 81
I grew up with this cake (well our version of it) - we called it 'chocolate concrete' and/or 'chocolate cake uncooked'. Love it still, however now I live in the USA so it is somewhat more expensive, (using imported ingredients) I make it for special occasions.

The ingredients can be purchased online or at some grocery stores that have an international section, (some grocery stores will actually order things for you)

here's my families recipe Enjoy

4oz butter
8oz McVite digestive biscuits
1 tbsp golden syrup
2 tbsp hot cocoa mix (cocoa powder can also be used for less sweetness)
melted chocolate for pouring over top

Method

Crush biscuits and add cocoa
melt butter and add syrup
once melted add to the crushed biscuits and mix
pour into a lightly greased pan/tin and press down
pour melted chocolate over the top and set in the fridge.
post #20 of 81
Ah!!! That makes more sense!! I have two 6 x 2 springform pans I can use already! Good, since the price of those biscuits are outrageous!!

By the way, what on earth is a "digestive biscuit"??? icon_confused.gif
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post #21 of 81
for people in the USA- graham crackers could be used instead of the rich tea biscuits.

it can be made in the pyrex dishes to, as long as pan is greased. HTH
post #22 of 81
I *think* the nearest thing to digestive biscuits are Graham Crackers? I'm not 100% sure. It's something I asked my auntie!!

Digestive biscuits are a not over-sweet wholemeal biscuit.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digestive_biscuit
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post #23 of 81
I found this reply on-line, re digestive biscuits

What is a digestive biscuit:

http://www.chineseop.com/others/What-is-a-digestive-cookie-.html
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post #24 of 81
bobwonderbuns- 'digestive biscuits' are an english biscuit/cookie. my family uses digestive biscuits for our version. YUMMY. I think I'll hve to make one now.
post #25 of 81
Sounds like those digestive biscuits are very similar to graham crackers. I don't have a box here to check the ingredients though. Graham crackers are darker, less sweet but still tasty little crackers. We like to crush them up for the base of cheesecakes and things like that.
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post #26 of 81
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Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

I'm glad to know Amazon sells those tea biscuits -- I wouldn't have a clue where to get them otherwise! icon_lol.gif

Just so we're clear, is this what you are referring to? http://www.amazon.com/McVities-Classic-Biscuits-7-05-Ounce-Package/dp/B001EPPC80/ref=reg_hu-rd_add_1_dp

You know now that I read the recipe more closely, I have more questions:

~ Can any shortbread cookie be substituted for the tea biscuits?

~ Do you have to have a cake ring or can you use a regular 6 x 2 cake pan?



Yes the amazon link is the correct biscuit/cookie.

I think shortbread would crumble too much as its so delicate. Tea biscuits are quite crisp. Like a cookie made for dunking.

Do you have a 6 inch spring form? That would work as well as a ring. I don't see why you couldn't use a 6 inch cake pan too. Anything is doable if we set our minds to it.

If I used a cake pan, I think I'd probably make 1 or 2 foil puller outer strips for easier removal. A trick I learned from a friend who bakes cheese cakes in regular cake pans.

Make foil strips, (width your choice) to fit the sides and depth of the pan and over a bit. I put the strips in a criss cross X ) Be sure to make the strips long enought that you'll have a bit of excess foil to grip. That way you can help ease the cheesecake out of the cake pan quite nicely. I don't see why it wouldn't work for the biscuit cake too.

If you don't want to be bothered with the strips just line the whole pan with foil or parchment and be done with it!

ooh, You know what I just though of?!! Animal crackers & arrowroot cookies. Those are available in US stores. They might be a fine sub. Texture is somewhat the same and the thickness is quite the same as social tea.
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post #27 of 81
Thanks Warchild, that helps! Would biscotti be too much for this recipe?
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post #28 of 81
good thinking warchild......anaimal crackers are a good substitute for a rich tea biscuit, and graham crackers are a good substitute for digestive biscuits.
Any pan/tin can be used so long as it's greased, also lining bottom of pan with greaseproof paper can add removal.

It is such a simple recipe, you can't mess it up
post #29 of 81
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Originally Posted by PTBUGZY1

for people in the USA- graham crackers could be used instead of the rich tea biscuits.

it can be made in the pyrex dishes to, as long as pan is greased. HTH



Graham crackers have a different texture as they are a cracker, so the original recipe would be quite different.
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post #30 of 81
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Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

Thanks Warchild, that helps! Would biscotti be too much for this recipe?



I'd imagine any type of cookie would do except soft or crumbly ones, it just wouldn't be the same as the oringinal recipe.

But then again, you might start a new tradition, Chocolate... Almond... fruit.... cashew.... pecan...... macadamia..... biscotti biscuit cakes, by the famous chef, !!bobwonderbuns!! icon_biggrin.gif

Seriously though, I think the arrowroot or animal crackers would be the closest thing to tea bisuits in texture and taste.

And, If by chance you have family that live in Canada thats near a Zellers store, Zellers has their own brand of tea bisuits and they're quite lovely. I stock up when they go on sale as we like eating them as is.
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