Christmas Baking

 Monday, 22nd December

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It's Christmas week and I'm on annual leave from the day job so what better way to build up to the big day than with some baking?

I've got a little list of baking I want to do while I am off including a gingerbread house and Scottish tablet. Today I made tiffin with my little guys.

I didn't even know what tiffin was until someone brought some into work a few weeks ago. It was yummy - like a cakey fudgey fusion with chocolate and raisins. When I googled for recipes I was delighted how easy it looked to make and would be perfect for the boys to get stuck in with too.

So here's the recipe I used with a few adaptations, I also doubled the amounts so we could gift some if it came out nice (Source: All recipes UK)

Ingredients Serves: 20

110g (4 oz) butter

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons golden syrup

4 teaspoons cocoa

225g (8 oz) Rich Tea biscuits, crushed(I used digestives)

1 handful of raisins (I used glacé cherries)

225g (8 oz) cooking chocolate - half milk & half dark (I used just milk chocolate)


Method Prep:10min › Cook:5min › Extra time:1hr setting › Ready in:1hr15min

In a saucepan, melt the butter, sugar, syrup and cocoa.

Add the biscuits and raisins when melted. Stir to combine.


Pour mixture into a swiss roll size tin and press down. Melt the cooking chocolate and pour over the mixture in the tin. Pop the tin into the fridge and leave for about 1 hour to set. To serve, cut into about 20 pieces.


Here how it turned out. It is so yummy and has been a hit with everyone who has tasted it. The only think I would change next time is to make the chocolate on top a bit thiner to stop it from cracking when I cut it. You could add alsorts of different things to mix to create different flavours and textures - raisins, nuts, sweeties. 


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