The Infant school where Bucket jnr goes has a very good parent association - they help and organise loads and raise money for the school.
I've decided to help a little more and this weekend they had a Food Festival where new and current parents met and mingled with some food and drink.
The idea was that we make a dish (savoury or sweet) to bring along, so I made a Chocolate Fudge Cake. I don't really have a savoury dish that I wanted to share but this cake we make every Christmas and at other times when we remember to. It's one of those dishes that only get made at a certain time i.e. pancakes, simnel cake, roast turkey... you know what I mean.
The only thing was, I had to make two - one for the school and one for us.
This recipe was given to me by my Mother-in-law and she had it as a recipe card from Bourneville (the chocolate).
Chocolate Fudge Cake
4 oz butter
2 tbsp golden syrup
8 oz digestives
1 oz raisins
2 oz glace cherries (halved)
5 oz dark chocolate
2 oz chocolate
1 oz butter
3 dessert spoons water
6 oz icing sugar
Grease and base line a 1lb loaf tin.
Melt the butter and syrup in a saucepan. Stir in the biscuits, fruit and chopped chocolate until mixed. Press firmly into the prepared tin and leave in a cool place to set. Later turn out onto a board.
Now this makes a really nice cake but it's not that big and you might find that it goes WAAAAY too quickly. So do what we do.... double the ingredients and make a WHOPPER of a cake. Sorry, forgot to take a picture straight away but this cake never lasts long in our house as you can see.
The cake disappeared in double time at the Food Festival and I also had a couple of the mums asking for the recipe, so I was really chuffed.
Thanks Mother-in-law. Sam xx