Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A Royal Favorite

We can't wear a crown (and be taken seriously) and we don't have the access to millions and millions of dollars via homes, art, trappings, etc. that Queen Elizabeth II does, but we can eat a royal treat.

This is said to be a favorite pudding (Brit speak for dessert) of hers and, on down the line, Princes William (who ordered it for his bachelor cake when he married Kate) and Harry. 

Note:  8 ounces equals 1 cup in America  I will attempt to translate but any dealings mathematically on my part should be regarded with deep suspicion and a willingness to trust your own self and not me.

12 oz.   1 1/2 cups sweet butter
8 oz.   1 cup golden syrup - I think this is corn syrup?  Try it with honey?
2 oz  . 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
4 oz.   1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate
1 teas. vanilla
2 oz.   1/8th cup  chopped pistachios
4 oz.   1/2 cup  chopped fresh or softened figs.
16 oz.  1 pound chopped digestive biscuits

Line a pan with cling wrap or parchment paper, melt the chocolates, stir in the nuts, figs and digestive biscuits and pour into pan and let cool.  Cut and serve.

No oven!  Great summertime dessert!

McVities, the most popular digestive biscuit (cookie) in Great Britain, got the "digestives" part of the name due to the immense quantities of baking soda in them.  The Cookie That Makes You Burp?  These were invented in 1830 in Edinburgh.  Today something like 52 biscuits per second are being eaten.   Too late to buy shares; they're already quite successful. 

McVities' brands (there are other cookies) are available at Wal-Mart.  And Wal-Mats are everywhere.  Cheers!

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