Saturday, 17 October 2015

fridge cake

 Today P and I made Fridge cake for the girls' snack.

  • 200g of your favourite dried fruit, (mine had cranberries, apricots and Pineapple)
  • 150ml orange juice (or rum, whisky or Cointreau for grown-ups but I actually used apple juice as we had some open) 
  • 200g digestive biscuits 
  • 150g dark chocolate 
  • 150g milk chocolate 
  • 120g butter 
  • 1tbsp golden syrup 
  • 100g flaked almonds or other nuts, chopped (but as it is for school which is no nuts I used glace cherries which P chopped)

Put the chopped fruit into a small pan along with the juice or alcohol and heat very gently until the fruit becomes plump and squishy, and has absorbed most of the liquid. Set aside to cool. Break the biscuits into small pieces.

Line a roughly 20cm square brownie tin with baking paper (you can use a little butter to stick it down at the corners).

Melt the chocolate, butter and syrup in a pan.

Tip in the rest of the ingredients and stir until they're all coated with chocolate.

Spoon the mixture into your baking tin and press down firmly with a wooden spoon to make it as flat as possible.

Put in the fridge for a few hours until it has set solid, then lift the paper out, and cut into squares with a sharp knife.

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