I can’t even try to explain to you how much I love Fifteens. They are totally awesome. How can anyone not love biscuits, cherries, marshmallows and coconut all mixed together with condensed milk.
When I worked on the farmers market people went nuts for these things. They are a traditional Northern Irish treat and one the rest of the world must know about! They are also super easy to make.
Difficulty – easy
15 digestive biscuits
15 big marshmallows
15 glace cherries
100 grams of desiccated coconut
1 small tin of condensed milk
1. Blitz the biscuits until they look like breadcrumbs. Or do what I do and put them in a plastic bag and bash them with the rolling pin.
2. Put into a bowl and add the marshmallows, cherries and half the coconut.
3. Add the tin of condensed milk and mix well.
4. Now if the mixture is very dry add a bit more condensed milk. If it’s very wet you can always add more biscuits. You want a nice solid mixture – one a spoon would stand up in.
5. Then the easiest thing is to get some greaseproof paper or similar substitute (I have used clingfilm) and sprinkle with the rest of the coconut. If you have none don’t worry just roll it on your worktop.
6. Tip the mixture out onto the greaseproof paper, or your worktop and roll it into a sausage shape. Don’t worry about being too precise. You just want a nice oblong shape. Feel free to sprinkle more coconut on top.
Pop it in the fridge to chill for an hour or until nice and firm.
With a sharp knife slice it into big chunky disks.