Mrs Robinson’s Chocolate Concrete

Those of us ‘of a certain age’ will remember eating proper Chocolate Concrete with mint or pink custard for Primary School Dinners. Whenever Mr Robinson gets the slightest whiff of this in the oven, he races into the kitchen and literally sits waiting for them to be ready. Detention Mr R!

Chocolate concrete, just like school recipe - All recipes UK

200g plain flour

200g granulated sugar

100g butter

50g cocoa powder

180 degree oven

Small square baking tin

  1. Mix flour, sugar, cocoa.
  2. Melt the butter and add it to the dry ingredients. Mix until you have breadcrumb consistency. It will look quite dry – don’t worry – it will come together when you do the next step.
  3. Put the crumbly mixture into the baking tin and press it down with a fork until it is smooth.
  4. Bake for 20 mins – don’t let it burn.
  5. Take it out and sprinkle with sugar while still hot.
  6. Leave to cool a little then divide into 12 squares and cool completely on a cooling rack.
  7. Hide it from Mr Robinson or whoever might pinch it in your house.

(It does also taste nice when hot but Mrs R prefers it when it has set like concrete! )