FISH FINGERS & CUSTARD | Doctor Who Week

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My own love of Doctor Who is fairly recent, I started watching about 3 years ago. A friend loaned me a few Matt Smith episodes and I was hooked. Of course, I had to backtrack and get some extra Who-lore from seasons and Doctors previous. Consider me hooked. 😀 My TARDIS cookie jar sits proudly on my countertop, and is visible in nearly every one of my recipe “cast” photos. Of course, being my “first” Doctor, Matt Smith’s 11 is very dear to me. I know I’m not alone in wishing Matt the very best in his post-Who journey and eagerly anticipating Peter Capaldi’s debut.

 

In “The Eleventh Hour,” we get our first peek at the 11th regeneration of The Doctor and his new companion. The 11th Doctor materialized in his TARDIS in little Amy Pond’s backyard. His clothes were rather singed and he was ravenous, having just regenerated. After many failed attempts at eating, he finally settles on fish fingers and custard.

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I wanted to see what all the fuss was about without putting fish sticks in my mouth. Next best thing? Cookies that look like fish sticks!

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Cast of characters: flour, sugar, butter, cornstarch. Not pictured: almond extract, graham cracker crumbs. Special guest: Jell-o pudding.

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First, cube up your butter (all but ½ tablespoon) and throw it in the food processor with the sugar. Pulse until mixture is well-combined.

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Add flour and cornstarch, pulse until mixture resembles a coarse meal. Add extract and pulse some more! FishFingers&Custard-Nerdsandnomsense-2

Remove dough from bowl, roll into ball and chill for 20 minutes.

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Remove from fridge. Add a little water and knead if the dough got a little drier in the fridge.  Preheat oven to 325.

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Start shaping the dough into little logs/fish sticks. You  will get 12-15 depending on how big you make them.

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Once they are all shaped, melt half a tablespoon of butter. Brush it over each cookie.

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Get a friend with a tenderizing mallet to smash some graham crackers into oblivion for you.

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Sprinkle buttered cookies with graham cracker crumbs.

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Bake for 20 minutes at 325 degrees!

*** While they’re baking, make some vanilla pudding. I know homemade pudding would give me more housewife cred, but Jell-o is super-easy and good. ***

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Now, you have a tasty snack to hunker down with behind your sofa while you watch the 50th anniversary special and get scared of the Daleks. 😀

'Fish' Fingers and Custard
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided use
  • ⅓ cup Sugar
  • ⅔ cup All-purpose Flour
  • scant ⅓ cup Cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • Graham Cracker Crumbs
Instructions
  1. First, cube up your butter (all but ½ tablespoon) and throw it in the food processor with the sugar. Pulse until mixture is well-combined.
  2. Add flour and cornstarch, pulse until mixture resembles a coarse meal. Add extract and pulse some more! Remove dough from bowl, roll into ball and chill for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from fridge. Add a little water and knead if the dough got a little drier in the fridge. Preheat oven to 325.
  4. Start shaping the dough into little logs/fish sticks. You will get 12-15 depending on how big you make them.
  5. Once they are all shaped, melt half a tablespoon of butter. Brush it over each cookie.
  6. Get a friend with a tenderizing mallet to smash some graham crackers into oblivion for you.
  7. Sprinkle buttered cookies with graham cracker crumbs.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes at 325 degrees!
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