Monday, 27 June 2011

Ladybird Chocolate Fridge Cake with Hundreds and Thousands

Ever since the Royal Wedding I've been meaning to make this - one of my early baking memories (or non-baking really as this is one for the fridge rather than the oven) - chocolate fridge cake with hundreds and thousands. I'm pretty sure this is from the Ladybird Book 'Cooking with Mother' alongside hilarious 80s party staples like cheese and pinapple hedgehogs. These are amazing with a cup of tea and have the added bonus of getting to bash up biscuits with a rolling pin - brilliant.

INGREDIENTS
8oz digestive biscuits
2tbsp golden syrup
1/2oz cocoa powder
3oz butter
7oz dark chocolate
hundreds and thousands to decorate
8 inch square baking pan

METHOD
1. Break up the biscuits into crumbs with a few big pieces left by bashing them up with a rolling pin in a plastic bag
2. Melt the golden syrup, cocoa powder and butter in a large pan and mix well
3. Add the biscuit crumbs and mix well
4. Press the mixture into the baking pan (a potato masher is a good tool for doing this) and chill in the fridge for 30mins
5. Once chilled, melt the chocolate, spread over the top with a spatula and by tipping the pan and sprinkle over your hundreds and thousands. 
6. Chill for another 2hrs and cut into squares

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