When Britmums and Cravendale announced their new #MilkDrinkersMilk campaign, I knew it was time for me to share Biscuit Roulette with the world. As a kid, I used to spend ages trying to balance my biscuit on the edge of my glass of milk. So much so, it turned into a bit of an obsession. I decided to re-create this for you today. 20+ years later. This right here is a true glimpse into my (probably odd) childhood.
What is biscuit roulette?
As you can see from the first photo, I started out with 4 biscuits. By the time the 2nd photo was taken, I only had 3 left. Yes…. You guessed it – Poor biscuit number one went swimming! My technique was a little rusty, so there was a bit of a splash (which is why there’s a plate underneath the glass – in case you were wondering)! After a couple of tries, I was back on par, and I am happy to report that biscuits 2, 3 and 4 stayed dry – Until I turned them into a post game snack, anyway)!
Then I decided to REALLY test myself. I took away the plate (which is the childhood equivalent of risking my mum making me clean and polish all the furniture in the living room for covering the table in milk….)
I am happy to report, I pulled it off – My 8 year old self would be so proud!! So… The rules of the game are: You start out with 4 biscuits and try to get all 4 balanced on the rim of your glass. You cannot use anything except the biscuits, the glass and your hands. I have managed this several times, but one biscuit usually ends up taking a swim.
I am using Fox’s Chocolate Crunch here, as that’s what we had in the cupboard. They taste fab dunked in milk, so it’s no hardship if your biscuits go swimming. Oreos also work well. As a kid, I usually played with Custard Creams or Bourbons – Sandwiched biscuits tend to be smaller and less likely to snap during proceedings. I am pretty excited about teaching Sydney this game – In a few years’ time anyways!
I have always enjoyed drinking a glass of milk. Sipping it from a wine glass makes it feel a little more grown up, somehow. To be fair, I happily drink milk from any glass – or mug – or plastic toy beaker during one of Sydney’s picnics… With a slice of pretend cake on the side – I’m not fussy where I drink my milk from. As long as it’s semi skimmed Cravendale, I’m happy!
This post is an entry for BritMums #MilkDrinkersMilk Linky Challenge, sponsored by Cravendale.
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