Recipe of the week: Fifteens

Enjoy this popular Northern Irish sweet treat!

Peter Lennon
23rd May 2022
Fifteens/Image: Instagram (@chloesfreefromkitchen)
A traybake from Northern Ireland and the rest of Ulster, fifteens are a stable in afternoon confectionary. With a name as charming as it is honest, this sweet treat encapsulates the spirit of province!

Ingredients

15 Marshmallows

15 glacé cherries

15 digestive biscuits

200ml condensed milk

100g desiccated coconut

Method

  1. Blend the digestive biscuits in a food processor or crumble in a bag with a rolling pin.
  2. Cut the marshmallows and cherries into quarters
  3. Place the biscuits, marshmallows, cherries, and coconut into a mixing bowl
  4. Pour in the condensed milk and bring the mixture together. If the mixture is still dry, add a wee bit more milk.
  5. Lay out a large piece of cling film and empty the mixture onto it.
  6. Shape the mixture into a large sausage/log shape, then roll the cling film up.
  7. Twist the sides of the cling film to keep it tight and place in the fridge.
  8. Leave to set in the fridge for 10 hours.
  9. Cut the log into fifteen slices and serve!
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AUTHOR: Peter Lennon
English Literature undergraduate. Although I primarily write for the Courier's Film section, I do love helping out in the Televsion and Gaming sections as well. I also organise and host livestreams/radio shows as FilmSoc's inaugural Head of Radio. Twitter: @PeterLennon79

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