The Best Tiffin Ever - Sour Cherry & Almond

The Best Tiffin Ever

A mix of sweet and sour with crunchy biscuits, almonds and sour cherries all held together with a dark milk chocolate ganache flavoured with amaretto. The tiffin is quick and easy to make. It requires no cooking, but do allow setting time.
Course Afternoon Tea
Cuisine British
Prep Time 15 minutes
Setting Time 1 hour
Total Time 15 minutes
Serves 12 slices
Author Choclette @ Tin and Thyme


  • 75 g unsalted butter
  • 1 heaped tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 tbsp amaretto
  • 200 g milk chocolate - 28% or higher
  • 50 g dark chocolate - %70
  • 200 g digestive biscuits
  • 25 g flaked almonds - toasted
  • 50 g dried sour cherries or 100g sour cherry dark chocolates


  1. Break up the chocolate and add to the pan. Turn off the heat. Leave for a few minutes to melt, then stir until completely combined.
  2. Place the biscuits in a large bowl and bash with the end of a rolling pin until they are in various sized pieces with a few crumbs. Alternatively, you could use a plastic bag, but I prefer not to use plastic when I can get away with it.
  3. Toast the almonds in a dry frying pan until golden, if you haven't done so already, and stir into the biscuits along with the sour cherries or sour cherry chocolates, if using.
  4. Pour the melted chocolate mixture over the biscuits and stir until everything is well coated.
  5. Pour into a 20 or 22cm buttered square pan and leave in a cool place for a couple of hours to set.
  6. Cut into whatever sized slices you like or break haphazardly with your hands.

Recipe Notes

You'll get thicker or thinner slices depending on what size pan you use.