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Who was it that told me us to buy that lotus spread?!

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ArrivedAtPanicStation Tue 25-Feb-14 22:07:03


I've eaten half a car in 2 days!!! I keep going at it with a damn spoon. It is seriously the most delicious thing I think I have ever tasted.

Joules68 Tue 25-Feb-14 22:08:09

What is it?

ArrivedAtPanicStation Tue 25-Feb-14 22:09:00

Err, half a jar...

ArrivedAtPanicStation Tue 25-Feb-14 22:10:42

This is the offending, delicious, item.

I have it in crunchy though.

NoPainNoGainNoFunNoPoint Tue 25-Feb-14 22:14:44

It's bloody gorgeous. It's like buttery biscuit spread for your toast.

LaundryLegoLunch Tue 25-Feb-14 22:21:26

I cannot have it in the house as I am utterly helpless in its presence. It never makes it onto toast...

sarahandduck Tue 25-Feb-14 22:22:55

Ooh I've had a jar in the cupboard for a while now. Might open it tomorrow....what do you put it on other than toast?

Anjou Tue 25-Feb-14 22:25:11

I'm guessing there's a photo in your post, Arrived, but I can't see it on my phone. When you say 'Lotus' do you mean the bloody lovely, sometimes singularly wrapped and accompanies a proper cup of coffee, caramelised biscuit?

LaundryLegoLunch Tue 25-Feb-14 22:40:34

I put it on a spoon then into my mouth. It is shameful how gluttonous it makes me.

PhoneSexWithMalcolmTucker Tue 25-Feb-14 22:43:58

Ah, the crack spread. Also nice stirred into sponge cake mix before baking, although tbh the finger spoon was its usual vehicle in our house.

BicarbBetty Tue 25-Feb-14 23:00:25

Oooo I LOVE this stuff. It's so good spread on hot crumpets so it oozes through the little holes mmmmmm

I prefer smooth to crunchy but it took me a lot of taste testing to reach this conclusion wink

FayeKorgasm Tue 25-Feb-14 23:04:06

I've just added a jar to my ocado order.

Am I on a dangerous path?

sarahandduck Tue 25-Feb-14 23:05:57

Mmmm, crumpets. Will try that tomorrow smile

NoPainNoGainNoFunNoPoint Tue 25-Feb-14 23:06:04

Anjou yes, the little caramel biscuits in the red and white packets you can get at some tea shops. They've brought out a spread which can be crunchy or smooth. I like the crunchy.

You can buy the biscuits themselves in some supermarkets. They also do a chocolate covered one.

Anjou Wed 26-Feb-14 09:09:20

Thanks NoPain. I but the packs by the dozen from the supermarket but Holy Hell I had no idea there was a spread! This is like some kind of beautiful dream. <toddles off in a daze>

Laymizzrarb Wed 26-Feb-14 09:35:38

Sorry. It was me. It's on special at the moment in Sainsburys so no need to place an order with Ocado either :-)

Amrapaali Wed 26-Feb-14 09:39:54

Sorry doesnt do it for me. Too sweet.

But Sainsbury's have a popping candy chocolate spread. Makes me feel 8 again.

Amrapaali Wed 26-Feb-14 09:41:14


IHaveSeenMyHat Wed 26-Feb-14 09:42:54


I don't particularly want to spread it on toast though. It's to be eaten off the spoon whilst whimpering with pleasure.

Mignonette Wed 26-Feb-14 09:45:04

I think it might have been me on a thread started (I think) by Tee.

It is lush isn't it? I made a cake with it in the filling <swoon>

Edendance Wed 26-Feb-14 10:05:15

It's also dairy and egg free!!

dexter73 Wed 26-Feb-14 10:05:42

It's also nice mixed with vanilla ice cream (as is the popping candy chocolate spread).

AtomicMitten Wed 26-Feb-14 10:07:46

Oooooooh, how was the cake and how do I make it?

dexter73 Wed 26-Feb-14 10:07:54

My dd'd friend used to get some for us from Belgium where it is called speculoos (sp?). I think it was originally made by someone who took it to a dragons den style programme in Belgium and it became very popular afterwards.

Mignonette Wed 26-Feb-14 10:13:38


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 which is a Hazelnut liqueur. I then heated the Lotus in a microwave to make it easier to spread and smoothed a very thin layer onto the bottom sponge layer. Topped with icing sugar sweetened whipped cream (Creme Chantilly) it made a pretty decadent cake.

I think you could use other liqueurs such as Chambord (berries) or Kirsch (cherries) too. Or even a thin layer of cherry jam or lime/lemon curd.

It has that digestive biscuit-y flavour so am planning to make a kind of deconstructed Key Lime Pie by sandwiching layers of sponge with Lotus, Lime curd and cream!

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