Ten-Minute Tiffin

It’s been such a busy busy few weeks that I have failed to post a blog entry for quite some time. Here’s a quick recipe to keep us going…

This weekend (as well as celebrating the Queen’s 90th at a local street party, and a good friend’s 50th birthday and a fab BBQ) I hosted a small party to celebrate one of my best school friend’s birthdays.

It was all very last minute and impromptu- with several old school mates and their kids coming over for Friday night fizz and fun – and in terms of food the plan was just to get a takeaway, however I did think I should provide some birthday desert – enter the ten-minute tiffin.

It’s a delicious, rich chocolate treat that really does take only 10 minutes to prepare and makes a great alternative to my Birthday Brownies.


110 g butter

2 tablespoons caster sugar

2 tablespoons golden syrup

4 teaspoons cocoa powder

225g Rich Tea biscuits

100g milk chocolate

125g dark chocolate


  1. Melt the butter, golden syrup, caster sugar and cocoa powder in a saucepan over a low heat – stirring gently throughout.
  2. While you are doing this smash up the Rich Tea biscuits.
  3. Once the mixture is melted and properly combined add the smashed biscuits and stir in properly.
  4. Melt the chocolate together in a bain-marie (Pyrex bowl over boiling water).
  5. But the biscuit mixture into a lined baking tray (around the size of a loaf tin) and press down.
  6. Pour the melted chocolate over the top.
  7. Place in fridge for around an hour.
  8. Cut into squares and serve.



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