Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Chocolate Tiffin Refrigerator Cake

Besides my friends from across the pond, who knows what tiffin is?
When I first heard of tiffin I knew it would be a fun confection to make with kids.
There are many versions online but I went with one I saw on this video by a very cute little elf and her daddy.


this is what wikipedia says about tiffin:
Tiffin is a form of cake-like confection composed of crushed biscuits (most commonly digestive biscuits), sugar, syrup, raisins and cocoa powder, often covered with a layer of melted chocolate. Unlike regular cakes, Tiffin does not require baking. Instead, following preparation of the mixture, the confection is chilled until set. As a consequence the product may also be known as 'fridge cake' or another similar term.
Here is how to make chocolate tiffin yourself
 gather ingredients of butter, biscuits (cookies), chocolate, cocoa powder, sugar, raisins and Karo syrup
enlist the help of two sweet grandsons to butter the dish and crush the cookies
to a saucepan, add the butter, sugar
cocoa powder
and Karo syrup
heat over low heat
stirring until melted and smooth
stir in crushed biscuits and dried fruit then press into pan
lick spoon while pan is chilling in fridge
melt chocolate in microwave
spread on top of chilled tiffin ~ place back into fridge for a couple of hours
loosen edges of pan and turn out onto cutting board
cut into squares
eat some and wrap some to share with your siblings and parents
Chocolate Tiffin
Recipe source:  My Virgin Kitchen

100g butter (on my kitchen scale 100g = 3.5 oz. or about 7 Tbs.)
2 Tbs. golden syrup (light Karo)
2 Tbs sugar
4 Tbs. cocoa powder
3/4-1 cup raisins and dried cherries
200-250g rich tea biscuits, broken into varying size pieces from medium to very small (I used vanilla wafer cookies)
200g chocolate (your preference of dark to light ratio)

In saucepan, melt the butter, Karo, sugar, cocoa powder over low heat; stirring until smooth.

Stir in the crushed biscuits and fried fruit until blended.  Press firmly into a buttered 8x8-inch pan.

Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Melt chocolate in microwave on 30% power for 30 second intervals (stirring between each heating) until chocolate is melted and smooth.

Remove pan from refrigerator; spread melted chocolate on top.  Return to the refrigerator for several hours until completely cooled and firm.

Allow pan to sit on counter for a few minutes.  Loosen edges of pan with knife and turn tiffin out onto a cutting board.  Cut into squares.

17 comments:

mickeydownunder said...

G'day! Your photo drew me right in, true!
WISH could come through the screen and taste one of these right now too!
Cheers! Joanne
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Susan said...

Oh my GOSH, LDH. Those grandsons look like they are having a blast! Oooooo, that looks soooo good, too.

Now pardon my abysmal ignorance, but what are the measurements of the butter, etc? Susan

Debbie said...

looks yummy and your help is adorable!

Debby Ray said...

OMGoodness...does that look yummy?! And so easy! Thanks for the recipe...I just printed it out!

Barbara F. said...

This is so adorable, fab photos as usual, Lorraine. Dessert sounds so yummy and perfect for this heat wave. xo

SarahGeorge said...

Oh! how beautiful! Both the cake and the boys :)

EMMA said...

My husband tried Tiffin for the first time on a recent holiday to the UK, and loved it. So glad you have posted this recipe, I'm think I will surprise him with some.

Angie Schneider said...

You have two great helpers! These chocolate treats look divine.

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love it! How fun to have those cute helpers, bet it even tasted that much better:@)

Winnie said...

Never heard of it, but after seeing your photos - I have to try it!!
Definitely something I'd enjoy to eat :)

Ann said...

I have never heard of it but it sure looks good. A nice dessert for warm weather since you don't have to heat the oven up

NanaDiana said...

Well, that sounds like a fun treat to make and eat! I am saving this recipe to my files, Lorraine. Thanks- xo Diana

Blackberry Lane said...

Cute photos and this looks so good to me!

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

Well that looks wonderful, but the grandson's helping is just great! truly great! How much fun is that!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

That looks so delicious and chocolatey. My kind of treat! I love your kitchen helpers :)

Just a little something from Judy said...

What a cute post! Those little guys look like they are putting their heart and soul into that project. Priceless moments in the kitchen.

janice15 said...

Just fabulous!! both the recipe and photos.. W/L Janice

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