Friday, July 17, 2009


FairPrice's new Marie Biscuits bring back the flavour of old times
05:55 AM Jul 16, 2009

Like cream crackers, Marie Biscuits are old-school snacks that never fail to stir up a little nostalgia. Great for dipping in coffee or tea, they made for ideal afternoon snacks or quick breakfasts back in the day.

FairPrice brings back a slice of those sepia-tinged times with its new range of Marie Biscuits. These include Chocolate Marie Biscuits and Small Marie Biscuits.

Aside from munching on them with your favourite hot drink, Marie biscuits are also good for creating other confections.

Crush and mix them with melted butter for a lovely cheesecake crust, or break them up into little pieces and turn them into this wonderfully whimsical Italian dessert that is so easy to make.

Chocolate salami goes by its name because it looks just like salami but is far more delicious, if you ask me. It can be whipped up in all of 5 minutes, popped in the fridge for a couple of hours and ready to serve by the time dinner's up. As the Italian's say, molte bene!FairPrice Marie Biscuits ($XX, per packet) and Small Marie Biscuits ($XX, per packet) are available at all FairPrice supermarkets.

Chocolate Salami
Serves 4

150g crushed FairPrice Marie Biscuits
1/4 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
75g icing sugar1/4 cup orange juice
75g grams butter, meltedPlain flour for dusting

1. In a bowl, mix the crushed cookies, cocoa powder and sugar.
2. Add the melted butter and orange juice and stir to blend well.
3. Cut two lengths of waxed paper, one for each "salami".
4. Sprinkle each paper lightly with plain flour.
5. Put half the dough on each paper, spread out into a line.
6. Roll it up into a log, making sure the sides and ends are lightly covered with the flour. Scrunch and roll each end to secure.
7. Set the logs in the refrigerator for a few hours. To speed this up, you can set them in the freezer.
8. Remove wrapping, slice and serve.

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