This is Syd.
He was my Grandad.
These are some facts about Syd;
He liked to dance.
He wore pink polyester shirts.
He loved gardening.
He became outraged if he had to spend more than 50p on a cup of tea.
He watched Bullseye.
This is not a blog about Syd.
This is a blog about Syd Special.
My family would always have an Easter break in the Lake District, and we would go to a cafe at Skelwith Bridge as a treat. This is where we partook of Syd Special for the first time.
A chocolatey treat but with a healthy(ish) edge. Fortunately the cafe sold recipe books so we could recreate SS at home.
It is also known as Chocolate fudge, but my brother and I thought it was hilarious that a.. well it's not really a cake or a biscuit, is it a tray bake? was named after our Grandad (it wasn't of course there must have been another Syd lurking about!)
I have tweaked the recipe a little and feel free to use any cereal you want. I'm sure my Mum used to make it with Shredded Wheat.
Enjoy with a cheap cup of tea!