Ethnic Meals
Recipes and meal time ideas


The site concentrates on British recipes from Scotland, England and Wales with a few recipes from Ireland, India and France "thrown in". Primarily designed to provide ethnic recipes and meals, whether you are looking for an unusual meal, a straightforward meat, fish or poultry meal dish or even a sweet pudding recipe then hopefully you will find it here.

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Chocolate refrigerator cake Recipe

this is a recipe for a chocolate cake which is suitable for beginners and perhaps even children (suitably supervised) as it requires no baking and very litle use of hot ingredients.


  • 125 g (4 oz) plain chocolate
  • 125 g (4 oz) margarine
  • 1 x 15 ml spoon (1 tbsp) golden syrup
  • 2 x 15m1 spoons (2 tbsps) Elmlea Single
  • 125g (4 oz) digestive biscuits, lightly crushed
  • 25 g (1 oz) raisins
  • 25 g (1 oz) glace cherries, chopped
  • 50 g (2 oz) chopped nuts


Grease and line a 450g (1 lb) loaf tin. Melt chocolate in a bowl over a pan of hot water. Add margarine, golden syrup and Elmlea and stir until smooth. Remove bowl from saucepan and cool slightly before stirring in remaining ingredients. Spoon into prepared tin, smooth top and chill in refrigerator until set for about 1 hour. Turn out and cut into thin slices to serve.

  • Servings 12
  • Preparation Time 15 mins

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