Today’s culinary creation is my very own tiffin bite!
This is a perfect, easy treat that will satisfy your need for creativity, and of course your sweet-tooth. It is a perfect little sweet treat for afternoon tea, for snacking or picnics and travelling. My recipe outlined below resulted in a tiffin very similar to the much loved Cadbury’s Fruit & Nut! I was so happy 🙂 people kept asking me if it was the real deal! But no… this was better!! 😉
– 600g milk chocolate
– 100g blanched hazelnuts
– 75g honeycomb niblets
– 200g Rich Tea biscuits
– Dry raisins & dry whole cranberries (quantity: to taste preference)
– The tiffin only requires a refrigerator. Before we get to the ingredients, prepare your food container. I used a square pyrex oven dish (21cm x 21cm). You will need to line it with greaseproof paper, in order to help you lift the set/refrigerated tiffin out of the container. I wrapped my dish in cling film, but greaseproof paper would also do the trick.
– Break up the chocolate into pieces and melt. Place the chocolate in a heatproof pyrex bowl, and place in a pot with boiling water. Do not let the bowl touch the boiling water; try to ensure there is some space in between.
– Whilst the chocolate is melting on a low heat, place the biscuits in a resealable freezer bag. Helpful tip: do not seal it fully. Take a rolling pin and proceed to gently crush the biscuits so you’re essentially left with a bag of crumbs.
– Once the chocolate has melted, remove from the water bath. Take care not to let the smooth velvety chocolate burn. And mind you don’t burn your hands on the hot steam either!
– Add your fruit, nuts, honeycomb and crushed biscuits. Stir well. (Set aside a few honeycomb niblets for decoration.)
– Once stirred through, carefully pour the chocolate mix into your food container. Make sure that there aren’t any air bubbles so that the tiffin sets in a uniform level. Sprinkle the remaining honeycomb niblets for decoration.
– Place flat in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
– Once set, take a sharp knife and cut into cubes.
Be careful…. This delicious treat comes with the following warnings:
1. Mind your teeth!! 😀
2. Mind your waistline… these are way too yummy-licious!! 😉