Friday, September 6, 2019

Last of Summer Recipe: American Tiffin

As y'all know I'm an avid viewer of Zoe Sugg's YouTube channel and she has, recently, been making this "tiffin" thing a lot. I had no idea what a tiffin was as we don't do this kind of thing in America. After some research it seems close to "rocky road," which is another thing we don't really do in America...or at least the parts of America I'm from. However, it is delightful and so freaking easy to make! Seriously...I think it took me 15 minutes to do the whole thing and that's because I obsessively read and re-read recipes. The tiffin recipe itself comes from Frances Quinn (a Great British Bake-Off alum) but, since we don't live in the U.K. I thought I would show y'all how I amended it to make it easy on us bakers in the Sates. 

American Tiffin Recipe: 

You'll Need:

-1/2 cup of butter, chopped
-1 cup biscuits (I think you could use any rectangular cookie)
1/2 cup Famous Amos cookies
-1/2 cup Whoppers

Instructions:

1. Save half your biscuits for the top portion of the tiffin. Put the rest in a bowl, add the chocolate chip cookies and whoppers — then proceed to break them up with you hands (or if you have something to bash them with. Basically you are breaking them up so they'll be in small chunks for the mixture. Add your mini marshmallows to the mix. 
2. Melt the butter and corn syrup in a saucepan — I truly don't think it matters what kind. Stir it occasionally as the butter melts. Once it is all melted you'll add your chocolate chips and stir until smooth. Don't let your chocolate burn! Remove from the heat once you have a nice mixture. 
3. Pour your melted chocolate mixture over the dry mixture and stir until everything is combined. 
4. Put parchment paper down on your pan or put cooking spray. Then spread your combined mixture along the bottom — shoot for evenness but it isn't the end all be all. 
5. Press your unused biscuits on top and set in the refrigerator to set. 
6. Mine set up after about two hours but I didn't cut it until the next afternoon, so just wait until it has set, cut it up and there you go! 

Troubleshooting:

I didn't have any problems making this except from finding rectangular cookies...maybe I'm just having a brain moment but I can't think of any American cookies shaped like that. So I went to my local European market (love y'all) and bought some Croatian cookies. But I think the beauty of a tiffin is that you can put pretty much anything in it and it's delicious. Also, this whole thing takes about 15 minutes to make, so if you mess it up — it's fine. 
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