Mrs Redboots, 2 Aug 09, PWYF Forum
8 oz digestive or other biscuits (graham crackers are probably the closest American alternative)
1.5 oz glacé cherries
1 oz raisins
4 level tbs golden syrup
4 oz butter
3 level tbs cocoa powder
Chop cherries, line a shallow tin with foil, crush biscuits. Melt butter and syrup, add cocoa, raisins, cherries, etc, bring just to boil. Remove from heat, mix in crushed biscuits, press into tin.
When cold, ice if liked with 1 oz Bourneville cocoa, 1 dessertspoon milk, 2 oz butter and 6 oz icing sugar all creamed together.
Cut into pieces about 1″ by 1/2″ to serve.
Apologies for the old-fashioned measurements; this is my mother’s recipe and I haven’t made it for many, many years.