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Recycled biscuit cake and other uses for leftover biscuits

08 May 2013

Transform those broken or leftover biscuits into a cheesecake base, a crumbly topping for ice cream or a fridge cake with these tips from the author of the Leftovers Handbook, Suzy Bowler.

Recycled biscuit cake
Recycled biscuit cake


  • 150g dark chocolate
  • 100g butter
  • 2 generous tbsp golden syrup
  • 200g broken biscuits


1. Over a low heat, melt together the chocolate, butter and syrup until completely
2. Stir in the biscuits.
3. Turn into a suitable container such as a silicone loaf ‘pan’ and chill until firm.
4. Slice and enjoy with a black coffee on the side.

Store in an airtight container, possibly near the sofa.

The Leftovers Handbook by Suzy Bowler is out now priced £12.99. Published by How To Books Ltd, this book is an A-Z of over 450 possible leftover ingredients and provides smart, interesting, quirky, and delicious ways of using them up. It's for all those who love food but hate waste.


In the 'biscuits' section of the Leftovers Handbook, author Suzy Bowler writes:

Cheesecake base This is generally made with crushed digestives, but any not too exciting biscuit will work. Crush 125g broken or leftover biscuits to crumbs, sweeten according to the biscuit and mix with 90g melted butter. Press onto the base of your cheesecake container. This same mixture can also be layered up with mousse in pretty glasses.

Desserts Sprinkle broken biscuits over yoghurt and creamy desserts, ice cream in general and Affogato in particular.

Ice cream Stir into ice cream.


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