Tuesday, September 19, 2006

For Kelly.....Ode to the Tim Tam..


People ask me if I get homesick. Usually I say no not really, not for the place but for my family (except for Wilson's Prom)...but then there are things like Tim Tams.
Luckily we can get them at our local Tesco supermarket, but only 2 of the 7 different varieties.

However 'Operation Buns of Steel' doesn't leave much room for them at the moment, so I thought I'd blog about them instead.

There's a great site called toxic custard that tells you (amongst other essential Aussie wisdom), exactly how to effect the Tim Tam slam...

The steps:

  1. Prepare a drink. It can be hot or cold, whatever your preference. Milk is my favourite, but coffee is good for those who like the stuff.
  2. Take Tim Tam from the packet, and try to resist the temptation to just scarf it all down.
  3. Take a small bite out of one corner. Let your tastebuds wallow in it for a moment, then take a small bite out of the opposite corner. Ditto.
  4. Dip one end into your drink
  5. Suck. Go on, SUCK!
  6. Your drink will come slowly up into your mouth, along with little bits of Tim Tam. Mmmmm....
  7. Keep going until the Tim Tam hull integrity is breached. You'll know this is happening when the whole thing starts to collapse in your hand. Gobble it up pronto, and allow your tastebuds to enjoy what is best described as a tastebud orgasm.
  8. Find the packet and return to step 2.