Does anyone use the word ‘tiffin’ anymore to mean a light tea or snack? I can’t seem to find where the word originates, maybe from a slang term to sip, tiff, It’s probably an Anglo-Indian term from the days of the Raj and came to mean afternoon tea, although, in southern India it has become a packed lunch, served in a tiffin which is a metal container.
Then, of course there is something else completely –
- 10 oz digestive biscuits
- 6 oz milk chocolate
- 6 oz dark chocolate
- 4 oz butter
- 6 oz golden syrup
- 4 oz dried fruit
- line a 20 cm shallow, square-shaped tin with cling film. Leave extra cling film hanging over the sides.
- break up the biscuits into pieces using a rolling-pin putting them in a plastic bag first to contain them
- melt the chocolate, butter and golden syrup in the bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally.
- remove the bowl from the heat and stir in the broken biscuits and fruit
- spoon into the tin and level and press down the surface
- leave to cool, then refrigerate for 1-2 hours to set.
- turn out of the in, remove cling film and cut into squares