Before we re-visit London, here are a couple of easy recipes. Two no-bake-traybake-type-things, though neither need a tray.
The first one has been in a hand written recipe book I've had for years. They're simply called Truffles, though they aren't proper truffles. No more explaining. Here's the recipe.
(The quantities may be halved.)
1 large tin condensed milk
4 oz marg
24-26 crushed digestives
4 tablespoons coconut, and extra coconut to coat
2 tablespoons Drinking Chocolate
Melt condensed milk and butter slowly.
Meanwhile, mix crushed Digestives, Drinking chocolate and coconut in a large bowl.
Have little petit four paper cases ready on a tray.
Pour melted mixture into dry ingredients and mix.
Roll into small balls and coat in coconut.
When you fill the tray, you will find you have enough left in the bowl for one more truffle - which is eaten whilst still warm, and for the Wee Guy to enjoy scraping.
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If any Canadian wished to enlighten me as to why this is called Canadian Roll, I'd be delighted.
This recipe is from the first of the Free Church cookbooks. I always double the amounts, but this is it as it's given:
13 Digestives, crushed
13 cherries, chopped
13 Marshmallows, chopped
Small tin Condensed milk
As I said, I doubled the recipe, so I'm using a large tin of Condensed milk. Mix all these ingredients and bring them together.
You are going to be rolling the mixture into a sausage shape, and I've found this the easiest way. I pour some coconut onto foil, and ...
roll the mixture into a sausage shape on the foil.
I then store it like this. I often cover this in Cling Film and freeze it. Otherwise, I keep it wrapped up like this until just before serving.
(except for the couple of slices I slice off while it's yet not set.... just to test it, you understand.)