Christmas Fruit and Nut Tiffin Wreath

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An easy, no bake, gift to make.

Makes 2 x 8ins wreaths and 1 x 7 ins wreath.

Christmas Fruit and Nut Tiffin Wreath

An easy, no bake, gift to make.Makes 2 x 8ins wreaths and 1 x 7 ins wreath.
Course: Dessert
Keyword: festive chocolate wreath
Servings: 10 - 20 slices
Author: Lynn Hill - Clandestine Cake

Ingredients

For the wreath

  • 200 g Butter
  • 50 g Light brown sugar
  • 5 tbs Cocoa powder
  • 8 tbs Golden Syrup
  • 450 g Digestive biscuits crushed finely
  • 400 g Sultanas or Mixed dried fruits
  • 200 g White chocolate
  • 1 Vanilla pod
  • 300 g Dark chocolate

For the Topping

  • 290 g Mix of Dried Fruits and Nuts of your choice.

Instructions

  • Have ready 2 x 8ins sandwich tins and 1 x 7ins sandwich tin with circular pastry/cookie cutters placed in the centre of each tin. No need to line them.
  • Place the butter, sugar, cocoa powder and syrup in a pan and heat until melted and fully combined.
  • Remove from the heat and add the sultanas and crushed biscuits.
  • Stir until well covered with the cocoa mixture. This will take time so be patient. Don’t be tempted to add any additional liquid, you’ll be sorry if you do, it just won’t set.
  • Divide the mixture into each of the prepared sandwich tins (not in the centre ring), firmly pressing down with a spoon. Place in the fridge to set completely
  • In the mean time, melt the chocolates separately in clean bowls over a pan of simmering water
  • Add the seeds of a vanilla pod to the melted white chocolate. Do not be tempted to add any liquid vanilla flavouring as this may alter the state of the chocolate and it may not set later.
  • Save the remaining vanilla pod and add to your caster sugar making vanilla sugar. Good for baking another time.
  • Cover the small wreath with the white chocolate. Cover the two other wreaths with the dark chocolate.
  • Add the fruit and nut topping to the dark chocolate wreaths pressing down gently to make sure contact is made with the melted chocolate.
  • Leave the white chocolate wreath to set
  • Place all 3 wreaths in a cool place to set completely.
  • When completely set, score around the inner and outer edges of the tins and rings with a sharp knife. Have a plate ready and remove the wreaths.
  • To decorate add some ribbon for a festive touch.
  • They are not suitable for hanging, far too heavy. They will look fabulous on any table or gift wrapped as a present.

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