Friday, 1 June 2012

Prince William's Groom Cake

It seems we are on a right Royal roll! This weekend is the official celebration of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee. All across Britain there will be Street Parties  and Jubilee Teas.  Here is a recipe that has the Royal stamp of approval and is very easy to make. It would be great for any Jubilee celebration.  It's Prince William's Groom Cake!  Ta Dah!




Don't panic, we aren't going to attempt to make a four layer, fully decorated version like this.  Under all that fancy stuff is a very simple, no bake cake.  To eat like a Prince you will need the following ingredients:



125g soft butter
300g best-quality dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa solids), broken into pieces
3 x 15ml tablespoons golden syrup
200g Rich Tea biscuits
100g mini marshmallows
2 teaspoons icing sugar for dusting

Melt the butter, chocolate and golden syrup in a heavy-based saucepan. Scoop out about 125ml of this melted mixture and put to one side.

Put the biscuits into a freezer bag and then bash them with a rolling pin. You are aiming for both crumbs and pieces of biscuits.

Fold the biscuit pieces and crumbs into the melted chocolate mixture in the saucepan, and then add the marshmallows.

Tip into a foil tray (24cm square); flatten as best you can with a spatula. Pour the reserved 125ml of melted chocolate mixture over the marshmallow mixture and smooth the top.

Refrigerate for about 2 hours or overnight.

Cut into 24 fingers and dust with icing sugar by pushing it gently through a tea strainer or small sieve.

Hang the bunting, put out the best china and party like Royalty!  


Thanks to the Domestic Goddess, Nigella, for this recipe.

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