Tiffin is a cake-like treat comprising of crushed biscuits, (which are usually digestive biscuits), syrup, cherries and cocoa powder, which were believed to have been invented in Scotland in the early 1900s, Unlike cookies, these do not require baking, so instead are made through being chilled until setting completely!
Our tiffin recipe is made with the addition of chopped pistachios and cranberries to give a gentle sweetness and nutty flavour to the dish. For best results, make sure to chill these in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours for stability and texture!
- Grease and line a 20cm square tin with baking paper.
- Crush the digestive biscuits in a bowl, but still leaving some slightly larger pieces to add texture.
- To a pan, add the butter, golden syrup, sugar and cocoa powder and heat gently to melt everything together.
- Once it is all melted, remove from the heat and add the digestive biscuits, dried cranberries and chopped pistachios. Mix them in until everything is well combined.
- Tip the mixture into the prepared tin and press down firmly to make a smooth top. Place into the fridge for 15 minutes.
- Melt the milk chocolate in a bain-marie or microwave. Pour the melted chocolate over the tiffin base and smooth it into an even layer.
- Place into the fridge for at least 2 hours to set fully.
- Bring the tiffin out the fridge to allow to come to room temperature before slicing to avoid the chocolate cracking with the knife – or try a warmed-up knife. Slice and serve with a sprinkle of Maldon Salt.