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Tiffin! A childhood favourite

Who's ever had Tiffin??

Also known as biscuit cake, or fridge cake, and invented in Scotland in the 19C this little chocolatey treat is just delightful.

Biscuit, chocolate and golden syrup, topped with chocolate and left to set. Its rich and indulgent and feels that little bit naughty. Incredibly easy to make, kids love getting involved with this one as it's super straightforward and they can get inventive with their toppings.

No need for an oven either! I cut this into small squares, it's great for giving as a little food gift, and I find myself snaffling a little mouthful every time I walk past the treat tin. I just can't help myself! It lasts a long time in a sealed container so it's good to get you through the week too (if you don't scran the lot in a day like I always do 🤭)


Serves this will cut into 12-15 squares depending on how indulgent you feel

Difficulty : Easy


225g unsalted butter

400g packet of digestive biscuits (or whatever you have, if you want to throw some ginger nuts, some hobnobs or biscoff in, then go ahead and make it up to 400g)

4 teaspoons cocoa powder (not drinking chocolate, actual cocoa powder)

3 tablespoons golden syrup

2 tablespoons of sugar

1/2 teaspoon of good vanilla extract or vanilla paste (optional)

About 400g chocolate for the top

Line a square sandwich or brownie tin - mine is a 12*8 inch brownie tin by Silverwood Bakeware

1 - Blitz the digestives up into crumbs

2 - Melt the butter along with the sugar, golden syrup, cocoa and vanilla if using

3 - Mix in the digestives and stir so everything is coated and press down well into a lined tin.

4 - Melt the chocolate and then pour over the top so it's a nice even layer

5 - Pop in the fridge to go solid and then cut up and enjoy.

These are great to add whatever you fancy as a topping after the chocolate. Mini eggs at Easter, some crushed Maltesers, some pretzels or nuts even.

If you fancy a twist on the traditional - instead of vanilla extract add in a teaspoon of peppermint extract and melt some after eights into the topping chocolate.

Scatter over some crushed Candy Cane on the top and you've got a great Christmas hamper gift too!

Get creative and enjoy!

This is super easy to make GF, just buy GF digestives, you may need an additional bit of butter if you do as they soak up more.


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