Important question for NI people - what's the story with tray bakes?

(32 Posts)
PlanBwastaken Wed 20-Jul-16 09:34:24

It seems to pop up ever so often in discussion here, and then posters from Northern Ireland all chime in with their favourites. I still remember the delicious Lumpy-something I had in a little cafe in Antrim.

Is it a Northern thing, or am I way out? And can we have some recipes?

puppydogmummy Wed 20-Jul-16 23:05:56

Omg! Lemon fridge cake! My aunt Kathleen used to make this drools something like lemon digestives and coconut maybe condensed milk? Lumpy bumpy cake is stirring my memory too.....

FarelyKnuts Thu 21-Jul-16 06:59:53

Are tray bakes not just what we call no bake slices or fridge cakes?
Stuff like rocky road and white Christmas and Malteaser slice and all that malarkey?

Merimum Thu 21-Jul-16 08:34:30

Could u be thinking about 'fifteens' plan they are sort of like rocky roads.

hollyisalovelyname Thu 21-Jul-16 14:37:19

I went on the Norn Iron thread.
The recipe for Fifteens was given, sadly no measurements given. I put the whole sodding tin of condensed milk into the mixture. Obviously I had to bin the whole lot!!!!

whojamaflip Thu 21-Jul-16 14:40:32

The tins of condensed milk used to be smaller so one tin did 15 of everything - the bigger tins mean they are more like 24s! Many disasters working that one out confused

MamMamMam Thu 21-Jul-16 18:05:40

Yes 15's are 15 marshmallows chopped up, 15 digestive biscuits crushed and 15 glazed cherries chopped. You'll also need a tin of condensed milk and some coconut.

Mix marshmallow digestives and cherris together and pour in enough condensed milk to make it stick and stir. Too much condensed milk will turn it into a mess.

Roll it into a log shape and then roll on the coconut. Pop in tge fridge for a while and slice. Yum

MamMamMam Thu 21-Jul-16 18:07:50

I also loved cornflake cake. Make it in a rectangular tray and slice into square.

Similar to this
www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2951685/lazy-cornflake-shortcakes-

PlanBwastaken Thu 21-Jul-16 20:53:42

Fifteens sound lovely, must try that! Yes, it was Lumpy-bumpy - we sniggered at the name, but shut up after the first bite..

GloriousGusset Fri 22-Jul-16 14:09:55

These Fifteens sound right up my street. Could some kindly NI resident whip a a batch up and send them to me? Thinking of it as strengthening community relations between North and South. It definitely has nothing to do with me being greedy. Nope.

Ilovetea82 Tue 26-Jul-16 14:37:48

Tray bakes = Protestant buns
At least according to my aunt.

I live in England and take my little one to a group at a Methodist church, she got very excited about the prospect of me getting traybakes and was disappointed when I told her it was usually just a biscuit!

hollyisalovelyname Wed 27-Jul-16 08:46:27

Applegreen ( service/ petrol station) sell 15's. They were with the Rocky Roads and Millionaire Shortbreads.
I was delira and excira.
Of course I bought a packet but I won't repurchase - too sweet.

Emeralda Sat 30-Jul-16 12:35:08

Hollyisalovelyname are you my DM? Delira and excira made me smile. Thanks for that.smile

HarlettOScara Sat 30-Jul-16 12:50:47

puppydogmummy, I will be making a batch of those next week for a bake sale we call them lemon squares though. It'll be my first time making them as my mum is Tray Bake Queen and I usually just ask her to do stuff for me for bake sales but she's on holiday so Im flying solo. People have been known to fight over the last one at previous bake sales so the pressure is on <gulp>

TKRedLemonade Sat 30-Jul-16 15:04:32

Oh I live tray bakes but have no lemon ones. Would love a recipe

HarlettOScara Sat 30-Jul-16 16:47:29

I'll share when I get my mum's recipe from her.

bitteroulbag Sun 31-Jul-16 23:31:45

Feeling very homesick for Chinese Chew or a Wonderbite...

Canyouforgiveher Sun 31-Jul-16 23:33:35

In Ireland a lot of people would recognise the protestant traybake.

Would love some recipes too.

hollyisalovelyname Mon 01-Aug-16 09:13:36

Canyou I didn't know tray bakes were a Protestant thing in Ireland .
Are you up North?

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Mon 01-Aug-16 09:18:03

I had a deprived childhood.
For some reason my mother made Fourteens not Fifteens

MitzyLeFrouf Mon 01-Aug-16 11:15:47

Only in Ireland would someone's choice of baked goods be an indicator of religion! grin

My (Catholic) mother makes the most ah-may-zing chocolate tiffin thing in a tray. The best I've ever tasted.

SnipSnipMrBurgess Mon 01-Aug-16 11:26:33

I used to have tray bake for dinner. It was filled with mince and veg and served with mash and gravy.

Did not know it was a sweet dish!

hollyisalovelyname Mon 01-Aug-16 14:23:57

Mitty any chance you'd share the recipe please ?

Glamorousglitter Sat 06-Aug-16 08:18:46

My mum used do this tray bake that involved two layers of pastry, in between were raisins and some thing else in a really sickly sweet caramel sauce (made wih brown sugar cream and other stuff) can't remember what it was called but it went down a treat at the stations wink

You can't beat mars bar squares or millionaire shortbread IMHO

knittykitty66 Mon 08-Aug-16 16:47:03

I always get the kids making fifteens as part of the St Patrick's day activities at the children's centre in england I work at. It combines their two favourite things: messy play & cooking. Ah have fond memories of cornflake cake & custard for pudding at primary school. Have followed link, might use it with kids next paddy's day for a change.

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