Boredom, My love of baking and my Malteser Tiffin

Its official – I am so bored and so over Winter and snow now. It can officially go away! We have had yet more snow here in the North of the UK – for the third week in row. For some this may seem odd – snow is part of Winter and some countries get A LOT of snow – however for the UK – this recent spell of cold weather is unprecedented, and we don’t normally get this much snow so close together. Its now starting to annoy me as its getting in the way of my plans (decent dog walks and trips to the seaside etc.) and to be honest I am also really bored and am sick of being in the house as its too cold to do much!!

One thing I have always done when the weather has been poor, or I have been bored is bake. I have always loved to bake. I baked with the Grandma and my mum when I was younger and that’s where my love of baking came from. We baked buns, cakes and biscuits and I loved it. I got to lick the spoon at the end (not if there was egg in it obviously, but when chocolate was involved) and it’s something I have really started to enjoy again – at even this Christmas just gone I baked my own Christmas cake for the first time and it went down well.

Normally I bake something that requires using the oven – but given ours is on the blink (something which is driving me crazy I am sick of stir fry!!) today I have made my delicious and tasty Malteser Tiffin. There are many recipes around and I have adapted this recipe to fit my tastes. I have also made this as my manager at work had some from the work coffee shop the other day and said it was amazing. I told him I could make better – hence why I have made it today ready to take to work tomorrow. Anyway – I thought I would share my recipe below.

Ingredients:

For the base:

200g of Milk Chocolate (I use Cadbury’s dairy milk)

100g unsalted butter

2 and a half tablespoons of golden syrup

150g of milk chocolate coated digestive biscuits

50g raisins

135g of Maltesers

For the topping:

200g of Milk Chocolate (I use Cadbury’s dairy milk)

25g unsalted butter

1 tablespoon of golden syrup

135g of Maltesers for decoration

Method:

  1. Line a small baking tray with baking parchment/greaseproof paper.
  2. Melt the Chocolate, butter and golden syrup together. I tend to put them in a glass bowl and place the bowl over a pan of hot water as it prevents the chocolate from burning.
  3. Once melted, take off the heat and let it cool.
  4. Place the biscuits and Maltesers in a freezer bag and break up with a rolling pin. Ideally it needs to be mainly crumbs, however a few small pieces are ok.
  5. Once broken up – mix the raisins, broken biscuits and Maltesers into the melted chocolate mixture and stir until everything is coated.
  6. Press the mixture into the baking tray.
  7. Make the topping by melting all the ingredients together
  8. Tip the melted mixture on top of the biscuit base and spread evenly.
  9. Press in the Maltesers as decoration
  10. Put into the fridge and leave for 1-2 hours before cutting into squares.

And there you go. Its just the yummiest tiffin ever and I love it so much. I hope if you do decide to make it you enjoy it – and let me know if you make a version using some different ingredients I could try.

Until next time

Katie x x

One thought on “Boredom, My love of baking and my Malteser Tiffin

  1. I also love baking, it’s so much fun to learn new things and trying to be creative in the kitchen, but making these slice recipes that don’t involve any actual baking are also heaps of fun, too!

    They’re pretty much fool-proof – which is great for a novice like me – and are really quick to whip up too, then all you have to do is wait for them to set! This looks absolutely delicious, Maltesers are some of my favourite chocolates.

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