Okay, so you know what a TBR pile is, right? It stands for "to be read", referring to a person's literal or figurative ever-growing reading list. I have a huge one. I also have a list of television shows that, while not as long, is starting to rival it. So, I figured maybe that would be called a TBW list, you know, "to be watched"...except I googled TBW and decided I couldn't call it that.
Not that it necessarily needs an acronym, I was just thinking out loud. But yeah, all that to say that until a couple of months ago, BBC's Sherlock was on the list that I'm not referring to as my TBW. I had just finished Gilmore Girls and decided that I would settle in to Sherlock next. What the heck!? I'm used to British shows having shorter seasons, but 3 episodes per season? That's just craziness...even if they are around 90 minutes long.
Episode 1, "The Six Thatchers", begins with Sherlock in a meeting with Mycroft and the Cabinet. He's being chided by _ since he's tweeting instead of paying attention...when he's distracted by a plate of Ginger Nuts! They think he's high, but he assures them he's on a natural high, because he's "🎝 glad to be aliiiiiive!🎜".
Are those Ginger Nuts? Love Ginger Nuts.
Well, I immediately grabbed my phone and (once again) googled something—Ginger Nuts. They are ginger snack biscuits...aka cookies...aka Ginger Snaps or gingersnaps. Oh, I also love ginger nuts. And I needed to make a batch pronto. While I've made gingersnaps before, that recipe wass less of a traditional gingersnap (crunchy and spicy) and more of a chewy spice cookie with slightly crisp edges. Good, but not an actual gingersnap.
THESE Ginger Nuts however, are the real deal! I started with a recipe from Paul Hollywood that I found on Good to Know, then upped the amount of ginger and added a couple of other special spices based on the reviews. They turned out to be what I consider to be that perfect gingersnap recipe, entirely crunchy with a deep, spicy heat—and they'd work perfectly for making these Ginger Bourbon Balls, a pie recipe or cheesecake with a gingersnap crust!
Fiction Food Café and Trine of Nerdy Treats already talking about making some on Twitter, so we figured why not all join in the fun!
Check out their versions of Ginger Nuts: