There's been a bit of a gap in my involvement in the bake off, mainly due to all the stresses and extra work involved in LMC starting pre-school, Master C starting nursery and Mr C starting a new job – all in the same week! Week 5 is tray bakes and biscuits though and that's exactly my thing.
Now, I first blogged about this recipe way way back in 2008, not long after I started blogging. I still make it regularly and still say it is one of the nicest things ever!
The recipe originally came from Nigella Lawson, although I have to say that I have absolutely no confirmation as to to which of her books it is from as I just have a handwritten version of it on a scrap of paper in my recipe book.
- 300g best-quality dark chocolate (I always insist that it's Green and Blacks – other brands just don't taste as good in my opinion)
- 125g soft butter
- 3 x 15ml tablespoons golden syrup
- 200g rich tea biscuits
- 100g mini marshmallows
Melt the butter, chocolate and golden syrup together in a saucepan. Once it is all liquid take out 125ml of the melted mixture and put to one side.
Put the rich tea biscuits in a freezer bag and bash them with a rolling in. Don't go too mad though as you want a mix of crumbs and bigger pieces.
Mix the bashed biscuits into the chocolate mixture in the saucepan and once they are combined do the same with the marshmallows.
When everything is combined place it in a tray (I use the standard one that I do brownies in) and flatten it as well as you can. Then pour the 125ml of chocolate that you put to one side over the top and try to spread it out as best as you can to give a smooth top.
Try not to eat it all at one, but it's very difficult to resist!
I'm joining in with the Great Bloggers Bake Off that is being hosted by Helen Hollywood and
(possibly not their real names…) Each week the aim is to blog your recipe to fit in with that week's Great British Bake Off theme and Berry and Hollywood (again possibly not the real ones…) will choose a star baker. It's not a title I'm expecting to win, but you never know!
If you want to see what everyone else has been baking then check out the Great Bloggers Bake Off pinterest board.