Another one of my favorite traditional Lithuanian desserts – Tinginys. In english it translates to ‘the lazy one’ due to the fact that it is extremely easy to make – especially for those who are the lazy ones 🙂 I love this delightful treat and always remember buying some during breaks at school. I’ve never tried to make it myself so this was actually my first attempt at it… I think it turned out quite well- everyone at work loved it as did I!
When describing it I told everyone it’s a mixture between fudge and a rocky road. Very fudgy and decadent chocolate mass with pieces of biscuits. If you can get yours hand on the lithuanian biscuits ‘gaideliai’ use those, but if you can’t – I found that Rich Tea biscuits work just as well 🙂
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
6 tbsp cocoa powder
100 grams butter
1/2 pack (50g) of Rich Tea biscuits
1. crush up the biscuits into small pieces and place into a large mixing bowl.
2. on medium heat – melt the butter and add the condensed milk and cocoa powder. Mix everything thoroughly and let it simmer for 5 minutes making sure you stir well to avoid burning.
3. pour the chocolate, butter and condensed milk mixture onto the biscuit peaces and mix.
4. pour the mass onto a cling-film covered surface (I recommend doubling it up) and form into a sausage shape, making sure everything is pressed together well. Place in the refrigerator for at least several hours, but preferably overnight. (The sausage shape is the traditional way of setting it but you could also just line a baking tray with cling-film and use that to hold the shape)
Hope you try this recipe out!
If you’re searching for other Lithuanian recipes – check out my traditional apple pie recipe 🙂
until next time! 🙂