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British Bites to Pair With Your Afternoon Tea

Try out this recipe for a traditional English dessert with your next warm-brewed beverage.


Blakemere Cakes Tiffin Squares

Photo by Briana Brough
Photo by Briana Brough

4 oz. butter
2 oz. sugar
2 Tbsp. golden syrup (substitute light corn syrup or agave if needed)
2-3 Tbsp. cocoa powder
10 oz. crushed digestive biscuits (or graham crackers)
4 oz. mix of raisins, finely chopped dried cherries and finely chopped dried apricots
6 oz. dark chocolate
2 oz. milk chocolate
1 Tbsp. coconut oil or shortening

Melt together the first three ingredients. Add cocoa power, biscuits and dried fruit mix. Mix well and put in foil- or paper-lined 9-by- 13-inch quarter sheet pan and chill.

Melt chocolate and coconut oil together and pour over pan.

Cool at room temperature and cut into two-inch squares. Makes 24 squares.

Tiffin Squares are a British favorite. So beloved, in fact, that the groom’s cake for Prince William was made from Tiffin!



Amanda Fisher is the owner of The Blakemere Company, specializing in handmade foods made from English recipes.


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