8 ways to eat Lotus Biscuit Spread
Lotus Caramelised Biscuit Spread - also known as Speculoos, Speculaas, Biskoff, Cookie Butter and - according to one Mumsnetter -"crack spread", has been causing quite a stir on the boards.
Apparently, it's quite moreish. Here's what you should do with it.
1) "It's really, really good on cinnamon bagels."
2) "Ooh I LOVE this stuff. It's so good spread on hot crumpets so it oozes through the little holes. Mmmmmm."
3) "Combine with marshmallow fluff for diabetes."
4) "It's awesome to bake with. I make salted caramel cupcakes and then also add it to the buttercream. Best ever."
5) "It's delicious on pancakes."
6) "It is to be eaten off the spoon while whimpering with pleasure."
7) "It's also nice mixed with vanilla ice cream."
8) "I made a cake with it in the filling...
"It is a basic sponge cake and I brushed the layers of sponge with what they call a 'soak', which can be either sugar syrup or some liqueur - I used Frangelico, a Hazelnut liqueur. I then heated the Lotus in the microwave to make it easier to spread and smoothed a very thin layer onto the bottom sponge layer. Topped with icing sugar and crème Chantilly (sweetened whipped cream) it made a pretty decadent cake!"
But some remained unconvinced…
"Isn't it just like chewed-up spat-out biscuit? <Hurl>."
Not tried it yet? You can buy it in supermarkets - or pick it up for £10 on Amazon and have it delivered to your door. Don't say we didn't warn you...