Sunday, November 22, 2015

Lolly cake (seriously!)

Coffee shops in New Zealand often sell retro delights like Afghan biscuits and lolly cake. Lolly cake, as the name suggests, is a cake (an uncooked fudge, to be more precise) studded with lollies [candy]. Last week while at Sanctuary Cove I stumbled across a chocolate shop selling Eskimo lollies so bought some to make a lolly cake to take to our friends' place for dessert.

100 g butter
1 can (395 g) sweetened condensed milk
2 packets (400 g) malt biscuits or other plain biscuits
200 g Eskimos
desiccated coconut

Crush biscuits. Chop Eskimos. Melt butter and condensed milk together. Combine all ingredients, shape into a log, roll in coconut and chill for several hours. Slice.

Rather rustic looking logs

The resulting cakes are all different.
Somewhat reminiscent of Rorschach ink blots?

If you like this recipe you may also like to try my apricot fudge and marshmallow treats. Enjoy.

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