Christmas Tiffin

176So every year at Christmas we have get together, I was trying to think what to make. I was flicking thought my cookbook collection  when I came across Huge Fearnley-Whittingstall receipts for in Three Good Things. This is my twist on tiffin, it so easy to make plus the great thing about tiffin is that you can pretty much add what want.

As I have used a little brandy, I’m entering these into December We Should Cocoa Chocolate challenge which is alcohol, it is hosted by Choclette from  Chocolate Log Blog.

This Tiffin also make a great gift, any time of year, (well maybe not on a hot summer day…) so I also entering this into December Tea Time Treats hosted by Kate from What Kate Baked and co-hosted by Karen from Lavender and Lovage who theme is festive food gifts.

Calendar Cakes hosted by Rachel from Dolly Bakes and co-hosted by Laura from Laura loves Cakes. The theme this month is Jingle Bell Rock.

Treat Petite hosted by Stuart from Cakeyboi and co-hosted by Kat from the Baking Explorer. The theme this month is Happy Holidays.

ingredients make 12 pieces

  • 200g dark chocolate,
  • 1 tablespoon honey,
  • 100g unsalted butter, cubed,
  • 150g gingernut biscuit,
  • 110g sultana, raisins, cherries,
  • Splash of brandy,158
  1. Prepare a loaf tin, by lightly greasing it and lining with grace proof paper.Place a heat proof bowl over a pan of hot water (make sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water). Add the chocolate, honey and butter. 163
  2. Turn the heat on low and melt gently. Crush the biscuit into bit size pieces and weigh out the fruit, and add a splash of brandy.161160
  3. Add the biscuit and fruit (removed from the brandy first) to the melted chocolate mixture, stirring together, and pour into the tin.167
  4. Leave to set in fridge for few hours. Cut into bit size pieces. Serve and enjoy169170173Merry Christmas Everyone and Happy New Year

About sycarroll

I'm a mild-mannered scientist by day and a food enthusiast by night. My idea for this blog was (with the assistance of my fantastic boyfriend, Fabian) to share some recipes of my own creation and other recipes that I have personally found to work out well and all going well, some posts on the great local food we have in Ireland.
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6 Responses to Christmas Tiffin

  1. fionamaryanna says:

    That tiffin was fairly delicious alright!

  2. Choclette says:

    Tiffin is one of my very favourite chocolatey treats. Yours with the addition of honey sounds particularly good and brandy of course ;-) Thank you for entering it into WSC.

    Happy New Year

  3. I’ve been practising my tiffin-making over the holidays, in fact I just posted my recipe (also with a Christmassy slant) earlier this week. I love the idea of adding brandy :D

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