Saturday, 26 January 2013

Tiffin recipe

The bread may have been a disaster that even the chickens turned their noses up at, but the Tiffin was rather good, and the ladies at the chapel loved it on Thursday and Friday this week, so I feel confident to share the recipe, even though I can't taste it myself....

The ingredients:

8oz margerine or butter
4tbsp sugar
4tbsp golden syrup
3tbsp cocoa
1 lb digestive biscuits, smashed up into small pieces
3oz raisins and/or cherries
1 lb chocolate, [mixture of dark and milk] melted

It is very easy.  First, I took a large saucepan and melted the butter with the sugar, syrup and cocoa on the stove.  Whilst that was melting, I bashed the biscuits up, and then when the melting was all done, I added the biscuits and the raisins to the saucepan and gave it a jolly good stir up.  All of this was turned out into a greaseproof lined Swiss roll tin and pressed down hard with a fork.  I put this in the fridge for about 45 minutes to firm up, and then I melted some Lidl's chocolate in a bowl over a pan of hot water, and poured it all over the base mixture, smoothing it out with a knife dipped in hot water.  That went back in the fridge for another hour, and then I cut it up into quite small pieces, as it is very rich.  

No baking involved, simple to make and really quite basic ingredients that are usually in the store cupboard, and if one uses value or Lidl versions of the product, very cheap to make.  I must take a photo when we make it again!


Lesley said...

Yum! I use a very similar recipe for this. I often just use whatever biscuits are going soft in the biscuit tin. (It does happen occasionally!) Rich tea biscuits are really good in it too.

Frantic's Antics said...

Goodness, that is a tempting recipe for me- trying to shift a few pounds so will not be making it any time soon, but it sounds DELICIOUS!!! (do thoughts have calories??)

Andrea@Familyconnect said...

Tiffin is very popular in my house. My daughter can't stand dried fruit though, so we leave that out. Sometimes I use maltesers instead.

Elaine Mfinthree said...

Wonder what this would taste like with some leftover HM Hobnobs?

Might have an experiment this afternoon.

Morgan said...

Elaine - I'd probably reduce the sugar if using HM hobnobs as they are already quite sweet whereas the suggested digestives or rich tea are not that sweet. Let us know how it goes? :)