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Fifteens recipe

Probably one of my all time favourite sweet treats, fifteens are so named because of the quantities required to make them. This is a fabulous fifteens recipe to involve the kids with as it is no bake, and older children could pretty much do each stage themselves.

To get started you will need:
400g can condensed milk
15 large marshmallows
15 digestive biscuits
15 glazed cherries
15 teaspoons of dissected coconut

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First you will need to place the digestive biscuits into a bag and crush them. I do this will a rolling pin, though any other method of ‘crushing’ biscuits would be acceptable.

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Place the crushed biscuits in a bowl with the condensed milk, marshmallows (cut into thirds or quarters), glazed cherries (halved) and about 1/2 of the dissected coconut.

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Mix the ingredients together until well combined. The result should be gooey with no dry crumbs remaining.
Sprinkle about 1/2 the remaining coconut onto your table or chopping board.
Spoon the biscuit mix onto the sprinkled coconut and shape into a log. Use the remaining coconut to sprinkle over the top.

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It’s as simple as that! All you need to do is cover your buns with cling film and leave in the fridge to set. This should only take a couple of hours if you like them to be quite moist. After a few days they do take on a drier texture, but some people I know prefer this. One thing everyone is agreed on though, is that your fifteen bun is best served with a lovely cup of tea. Once they are set you do not need to keep them in the fridge. To serve just slice a bit off. This fifteens recipe will make about.. yes you guessed it … 15 large buns. Bun cases are optional, but useful if your fifteens are still sticky. Mmmm

Fifteens recipe northern ireland

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