Generally, I don’t eat dessert during the week, however at the weekend I like to have something sweet to finish my meal. I don’t always have a lot of time to prepare and am often looking for a quick fix. That’s exactly how I came to make this Butter Crisp Ice Cream Sandwich with Roasted Rhubarb.
The rhubarb is slowly roasted in it’s own juices with sugar in a low oven until it just starts to collapse, then left to cool. The ice cream sandwich is simply two Jules Destrooper Butter Crisps with a Stem Ginger Ice cream filling, served with the rhubarb compote, and so you have a Butter Crisp Ice Cream Sandwich with Roasted Rhubarb.
In 1886, Belgian spice trader Jules Destrooper established the bakery which still bears
his name. In developing his first sweet biscuit, the Almond Thin, Destrooper insisted on the
very best raw materials including summer butter, soft sun-ripened almonds and a
spice blend still kept secret today.
Today, Jules’ great-grandson Peter Destrooper runs the business, still making this Rolls Royce of biscuits in the tiny town of Lo in West Flanders. Biscuiterie Jules Destrooper bakes over 2,500,000 biscuits a day for delivery worldwide but Jules would recognise his original recipe, still in use today.
Generations of Belgians have enjoyed the crunchy bite, caramel sweetness, buttery warmth and mild toasted nuttiness of Jules Destrooper Almond Thins, now discerning Brits can do the same.
I was sent a selection of Jules Destrooper biscuits/cookies to review, they make a range of delicious biscuits including Almond Crisp, Chocolate Thins, Florentines, Croquantes and the Butter Crisps
Try them for yourself. The Jules Destrooper range of biscuits are available from Co-op, Ocado, Tesco and Waitrose – RSP £1.54-£2.49 depending on the variety.