Goodbye doctor ( fish fingers and custard)
[Doctor Who is a show by the bbc, that features the adventures of a “time lord” and his companions through time and space. Whenever he is about to die he regenerates into another body, ergo another actor. When a regeneration occurs, even though the Doctor remains essentially the same each regeneration has its own tastes, likes and dislikes and what worked for one doctor might not work for another. When the tenth doctor regenerated into Matt Smith eleventh, he meets a young Amelia Pond who tries to cook him some food, failing miserably until the doctor realize his fondness of fish fingers with custard. This has become an icon for the fans]
Yes, the day has come for us, fellow whovians to say goodbye to eleven. On Christmas day the bbc aired Doctor Who’s Christmas special were the doctor will regenerate once again and we will be introduced to the twelfth doctor (even though we had the chance to see a sneak peak on the 50th special.) I haven’t had the chance to watch it yet, but what better way to honor Matt Smith’s journey that with some fish fingers and custard.
I know what you are thinking (gross) but instead of actual fish fingers i will make fish sticks look alike cookies. This are really simple to make and it’s a great idea if you are trying to recreate the dish without exactly using fish fingers.
FOR THE COOKIES
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup, plus 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
FOR THE COATING
5 whole water crackers sheets,
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
In a large bowl, cream the butter. Add the sugar and beat until all the components are combined. Stir in the egg and extract until combined. Sprinkle half of the flour mixture into the bowl and mix well. Add the remaining flour, mixing until a consistent dough is formed
Cover and chill for 20 to 30 minutes.
(Meanwhile) For the “breading”: In another bowl, crush the water crackers until they look like breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar. Add the melted butter and combine the mixture; set aside.
Preheat oven to 165 C.
Remove the chilled dough from the refrigerator and shape one tablespoon portions of dough into 3- to 4-inch “fish fingers.” Roll each fish finger in the cracker breading, completely coating them, and place on a baking sheet with parching paper.
Bake for 20 to 23 minutes. Transfer to a wire cooling rack and allow to cool completely before serving.
After the cookies are cool, simply choose a little bowl or if you have a small cup it might look nicer, fill with vanilla custard, place some cookies inside and you are done! All that’s left it’s to get comfy, make yourself some tea and enjoy this great cookies while watching the Xmas special. (Tears might be included)
Oh and if you have whovian recipes of your own or have tried these one, please do let me know on the comments below.