This afternoon I bring you one of my favourite things about Northern Ireland . . . The Fifteen. A simple blend of good things, a slice is lovely with a cup of tea. I made a batch last week and had one or two as part of my marathon recovery plan!
15 large marshmallows
15 digestive biscuits, crushed
15 red candied cherries, halved
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
Cut the marshmallows in halves using scissors (or just use about 45 mini ones), and place in a large bowl. Toss with the digestive biscuits and candied cherries. Gradually stir in the sweetened condensed milk until the mixture becomes a soft, moist dough. It should not be too dry, so you may need to add a bit more of the milk. Spread a generous layer of coconut out on a clean surface, and place the dough on top of it. Use your hands to form the dough into a long thick sausage, making sure it is well coated with coconut. Wrap in a double layer of plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours. Unwrap the long piece of dough, and cut into slices to serve. With tea that is.