Tiffin

Chocolate tiffin

This decadent chocolatey treat is one of the Queen's favourites

By , 26 April 2018

(23 votes)

Chocolate tiffin
  • Cook: 20 Mins
    plus chilling
  • Serves: 32
  • Price: 20p per serving

According to the former personal chef to Queen Elizabeth II, tiffin is one of Her Majesty’s ‘favourite afternoon tea cakes by far’. So much so, she has leftovers sent from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle! Tiffin is also a hit with Prince William – he chose it as his groom’s cake when he married Kate in 2011.

Nutritional Info
Each 39g serving contains
  • Energy

    927KJ

    222KCAL

    11%
  • Fat

    16g

    high

    23%
  • Saturates

    8.6g

    high

    43%
  • Sugars

    13.3g

    high

    15%
  • Salt

    0.1g

    low

    2%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 2377kJ/568kcal.
Ingredients
  • 200g Asda Dark Chocolate (60%+ cocoa solids, chopped)
  • 200g Asda Milk Chocolate, chopped
  • 3tbsp golden syrup
  • 300g unsalted butter
  • 200g crunchy biscuits, such as Hobnobs or digestives
  • 100g Maltesers
  • 100g flaked almonds
  • 100g Asda White Chocolate, chopped
Method
  • Reserve half of the dark chocolate. Put the rest in a large bowl with the milk chocolate, syrup and butter. Set over a pan of simmering water, making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Leave, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate melts, then stir to combine.

  • Remove the bowl from the pan. Put the biscuits in a large freezer bag and bash with a rolling pin to break into small pieces. Add to the bowl along with the Maltesers and the almonds. Stir until mixed.

  • Line a traybake tin (about 18cm x 30cm) with clingfilm. Put the chocolate mixture in the tin and level the top. Allow to cool, then chill in the fridge for at least 1 hr.

  • Melt the reserved dark chocolate and the white chocolate in separate bowls. Pour the dark on the tiffin, drizzle with the white and swirl with a cocktail stick.

  • Chill for 2 hrs, to set. Turn out of the tin, and peel off the clingfilm. Score 7 evenly spaced lines horizontally and 3 vertically to create an 8 x 4 grid. Cut into 32 pieces.