Chocolate orange tiffin

Chocolate orange tiffin

Chocolate orange always makes me think of my brother who is extremely partial to a Terry's Chocolate Orange, so much so that one Christmas he received five. Needless to say it's now become something of a family tradition to buy him a chocolate orange for every special occasion.

This chocolate orange tiffin is so good that I will definitely have to make it for him next time we get together, yet it came about completely by accident. A friend asked me whether I had a tiffin, or fridge cake, recipe, I shared with her my Mary Berry recipe for Chocolate Nut Tiffin Squares and was then inspired to make it myself. I didn't have enough sultanas so I stuck in some candied orange peel instead - with delicious results.

If you like the chocolate orange taste I urge you to try this - it is delicious. And yes, I know it's slightly tenuous including this (as this blog is all about including fruit and vegetables in food for children) but we all deserve a treat now and then.

4 tbsp golden syrup
175g butter
100g plain chocolate, broken into pieces
225g digestive biscuits, chopped
100g rich tea biscuits, chopped
100g walnuts, chopped
90g sultanas
90g candied orange peel

100-200g plain chocolate, melted, optional, for topping

Lightly grease a 30 x 23cm roasting tin. Melt the syrup, butter and chocolate together (I do this in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of hot water). Add the crushed biscuits, walnuts and dried fruit and mix well.

Place in the roasting tin and level the surface. Drizzle melted chocolate over the top. Allow to cool and then chill in the fridge overnight until set. Cut into squares to serve and keep in the fridge.

This recipe is adapted from one in Mary Berry's Ultimate Cake Book.