Just a little bit of badness
My grandma used to say “A little of what you fancy does you good”, and I know that when recovering from a sore throat, some ice-cream is always the best remedy.
On which note, I introduce my favourite, quick and easy recipe that my grandma passed down (via my ever sensible sister who extracted the information) for what grandma called “Praline”, which is completely not praline, but what do we care, grandma was a domestic goddess!
My nephews, when younger, possibly unable to get to grips with either the word or the concept ‘praline’ named this sweet treat “Chocolate Grandma” and it kind of stuck.
Here’s the most simplistic recipe ever and a quick guide to making it. Oh, and excuse the imperial measurements, my grandma was born in 1914.
- 8 Oz broken biscuits
- 4 Oz Butter
- 1 Dsp cocoa powder
- 1 Dsp sugar
- 1 Tbsp syrup
- 9 Oz Chocolate
- Crush the biscuits to breadcrumb consistency
- Melt the butter and mix in the sugar, syrup & cocoa powder
- Combine the melted butter etc. and the biscuit crumbs and mix well
- Melt the chocolate for the topping
- Flatten out the biscuit mix into a tray, compress well
- Pour over the chocolate topping
- Refrigerate for 20 minutes or so – until firm