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Royal Rich Tea Tiffin   Veg  CD CBF  20mins plus setting


Apparently there will be two wedding cakes on offer  at the royal wedding on 29th April 2011.  Prince William has chosen to have an unbaked chocolate biscuit groom's cake,  whilst his bride to be, Kate Middleton, is in charge of the "normal" tiered fruit wedding cake.


Although the groom's cake will be made to a secret royal recipe, here's our version of what basically sounds like Tiffin - a no-bake, chocolate,  biscuit,  tray, refrigerator cake. Here's our version for you to try.


Makes 1x20cm/8-inch Square Tray Cake    Cold   Vegetarian   Fruit  Cakes   Baked Fayre



225g/8oz Rich Tea Biscuits
50g/2oz Sultanas
50g/2oz Glace Cherries, quartered
50g/2oz Good Quality Plain Chocolate, roughly chopped
100g/4oz Butter
25g/1oz Sugar
3 tbsp Cocoa Powder
4 tbsp Golden Syrup



1. Line a 20cm/8-inch cake tin with a double layer of clingfilm, making sure you leave an overhang of film over the sides to facilitate removing the cake once set.


2. Break the biscuits into small pieces into a large mixing bowl. The pieces shouldn't be too small as they should be discernable in the finished cake.

3. Add the sultanas, cherries and chopped chocolate to the biscuits and mix well. Set aside.

4. Melt the butter in a large saucepan, then add the sugar, cocoa powder and golden syrup and heat gently, stirring, for 1-2 minutes. 

5. Add the biscuit mixture into the saucepan and stir until well mixed.

6. Press the mixture into the lined tin, smoothing with the top with the back of a spoon. Allow to cool

7. Cover with extra clingfilm or some aluminium foil and  place into the refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours to set.




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Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

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