February 24, 2023

No Bake Tiffin

It is coming up to Mother’s day and we used to make and sell afternoon teas for Mothers Day.  One item that was always requested was our tiffin which is so easy to make.  I always make this recipe when some one is coming around to my garden for a cup of teas and I can’t be bothered to bake or I don’t want to put my oven on too. It takes 10 minutes to make and then you put melted chocolate on top an hour or so later when it has set. The recipe says rich tea biscuits but I have put whatever broken biscuits I have in my tin, including bourbons and malted milk. It also says a hand full of sultanas but I have put chopped cherries or cranberries in when I have not had any in. I got the recipe originally from BBC good food and adapted it a bit. You can put less cocoa powder in but I like mine chocolatey

150g butter cubed
3 tbsp sugar
3 tbs golden syrup
4 dessert spoons full of cocoa (or less)
220g rich tea biscuits crushed
A handful of sultanas.
200g chocolate ( I use 2 x Aldi cheap milk chocolate bars  but you can mix light with dark or use white if you prefer)

1. Melt the butter, sugar, golden syrup and cocoa in a pan over a low heat and stir to mix.
2. Add the sultanas and crushed biscuits.
3. Pour into a lined tin. I use an 8 inch by 8 inch but the original recipe says 15cm by 20cm.
4. Level out and leave to harden in a cool place or the fridge.
5 Melt 2 bars of chocolate and spread on top.
Leave to set.
6. Recipe makes between 12 and 15. I cut mine just as the chocolate is nearly set and don’t put them in the fridge. Alternatively you can place a knife in hot water to help you slice them up.

To put the recipe up a notch I sometimes add some pistachios to stage one to replace some of the weight of the biscuits, but people think it is nice without them. I am always being asked to make this and yet it is so simple 😋.  At Christmas I cut this into small pieces and put it in little clear bags for  Christmas hampers.  What do you like to make which is easy when you want an quick tray bake?

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  1. Diane jordan February 27, 2023 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    I am definitely going to give this a try it looks delicious

    • ToniG February 28, 2023 at 7:22 am - Reply

      Brilliant. It is something we make quite a lot, especially in summer when it is too hot to put the oven on. Thanks for commenting. I think if energy keeps rising I will be making more ‘bakes’ that don’t involve the oven.

  2. Maggie March 2, 2023 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    I’ve never heard of Tiffin before, as I’m a Yank, but this looks so yummy and easy! Thx for the recipe!

    • ToniG March 3, 2023 at 1:30 pm - Reply

      Tiffin is an old fashioned English recipe that has become popular again. I hope that you like it

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