Monday 28 March 2016

Madhouse recipe : McVitie's Chocolate Tiffin

Hopefully you've had a lovely Easter and aren't totally sick of chocolate yet. Just after Easter, I always start seeing recipes online telling you how to use up "leftover Easter eggs" - is that even a thing ?! 

Well, McVitie's obviously understand that it isn't because they sent me through a lovely baking kit with all the ingredients needed for making tiffin, including - count them and weep ! - four bars of chocolate. There was also a packet of figs, which I decided to substitute for raisins, partly because the Madhouse kids prefer them and partly because that was was in the original tiffin recipe that I made in home economics at school many moons ago. I haven't made it for years, although it is very similar to the fridge cake that we make very regularly.

McVitie's Chocolate Tiffin

ingredients :

250g dark chocolate (min 70% cocoa solids)
200g unsalted butter
2 tbs golden syrup
150g roasted shelled hazelnuts, chopped
200g McVitie's Digestives, roughly chopped
150g dried figs, chopped into small pieces (I used raisins instead)
75g white chocolate

Break the dark chocolate into pieces in a bowl. Add the butter and golden syrup and melt in the microwave or in a bain marie (a glass bowl over simmering water).

Add the chopped nuts and raisins.

Roughly crumble the digestive biscuits and add to the bowl. Give it all a good stir until evenly coated.

Press into a greased/lined square tin.

Melt the white chocolate and drizzle over the top.

Leave to cool in the fridge for a few hours then remove from the tin and cut into squares.

Delicious and so simple, especially served with strawberries on the side. The only hard part is making the kids wait long enough for it to set !

Disclosure : I received a baking kit from McVitie's with all of the ingredients needed for the recipe.

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