Yesterday was Australia Day and coincidentally, this afternoon, we received a generous care package from Conor of Hold the Beef.
She knew we loved sweets; therefore she sent us chocolate-covered macadamia nuts, a chocolate bar with cherries and coconut, a caramel/chocolate koala (so cute!), mango dry marinade, and 2 packages of Tim Tams (the most addictive biscuits we've ever enjoyed). We loved that she also tried sending us the hot summer weather from down under!
On her postcard, she requested that we do one "Tim Tam Slam". Not knowing what this term meant, we looked it up and found out it was the Aussie equivalent to dunking Oreos in milk - but so much better. So Conor, as promised, here is how we did our first Tim Tam Slam:
Step 1: We selected a Tim Tam biscuit. We opted for the Double Coat Tim Tam for its thicker chocolate coating that would hopefully hold up better to the hot liquid.
Step 2: We made a hot beverage. We opted for the traditional tea, but coffee or hot chocolate would work as well.
Step 3: Create "the straw" by taking a small bite of diagonal corners of the biscuit (or "bikkie").
Step 4: Drink the hot tea through the opening.
The hot beverage will melt the Tim Tam biscuit from the inside out.
Once you sip a bit of tea, eat the melted Tim Tam biscuit before it falls apart.
The melted Tim Tam was so good and we could imagine how much more decadent it would taste with coffee and especially hot chocolate.
Thank you Conor for the wonderful Australian care package and for providing us the biscuits for our first (but definitely not last) Tim Tam slam!