A sure sign that a recipe is a good one is the fact that I have completely failed to take a photograph of the finished article every time I've made it as it never stays around our kitchen for very long!
If you love gooey, chocolate treats then this is definietly the recipe for you. It's incredibly simple and doesn't require the oven at all. I found it handwritten in the back of my old school home economics book and it's noted as having come from a family friend. I remember making it with my mum and sister as a child and making it again now it still tastes just as good as I remember it doing!
- 4 oz margarine
- 4 oz sugar
- 4 oz sultanas
- 1 desert spoon cocoa
- 1 beaten egg
- 1/2 lb crushed biscuits
- 1 standard size bar of chocolate (Green and Blacks milk chocolate seems to work very well here!)
Melt together the margarine and sugar. Add the sultanas and then the cocoa.
Remove from the heat and then add in the beaten egg.
Stir in the egg and put the pan back on the heat until the mixture thickens. Do not allow it to boil.
Add the crushed biscuits and mix together. As a child I recall buying bags of crushed biscuits from the supermarket which we used to use. Recently I've made it with rich tea biscuits, but I think that shortbtead ones would work well too.
Spread in a shallow tin (I always use an old swiss roll tin) and allow to cool in the fridge.
Once cool cover with melted chocolate. One bar does not give a very thick topping, but I find that it provides enough coverage. If you want to go for a slightly more luxurious version then go for two bars of chocolate and forget about the diet plans.
Return to the fridge. Once the chocolate topping has set you can cut it into pieces. I recommend keeping it in the fridge as I find that it helps it retain it's structure as at room temperature it can go a bit soggy again.