Game of Scones
These ‘severed Neds’ are best eaten with ‘the hand’ – be sure to consume them quickly, as they won’t last as long as you’d hope
© 2024 Jammy Lannister / Orion Books · Reproduced with permission.
You Will Need
Melt 350g of the milk chocolate very gently in a bowl over hot water, stirring
occasionally until just melted. Add the cake crumbs to the melted chocolate and
stir well until mixed. Press into a cake pop mould (or shape with your hands).
Freeze for 10 minutes.
Shape a large ‘Ned’ with your hands. Place the large head on a small piece
of non-stick baking paper and freeze.
To coat with chocolate: melt the remaining chocolate as before, then add a tiny
amount of pink or paprika food colour to make a flesh colour.
Unmould the cake pop heads. Insert a wooden skewer or cake pop stick into
each head and dip the cold heads in the chocolate, rolling them around to coat,
and place them back in the freezer for a few moments to firm up. Coat ‘Ned’ in
the same way.
Add cola lace hair and eyebrows to Ned, sticking with a little melted chocolate.
Using edible glue, add a chocolate sprinkle beard and moustache. Add black
writing icing eyes, nose and mouth.
Paint features on the small heads with black food colour. Add melted milk
chocolate hair, beards and moustaches. Add red blood with food colour.
Keep the heads in a cool place while you make the ‘wall’.
Crush the rice crispies in a plastic bag with a rolling pin. Melt the butter in a
saucepan over low heat and stir in 300g of the Marshmallow Fluff. Stir well
until completely melted. Add the crushed cereal and stir well. Press into a
small greased baking tray and allow to cool.
Cut bricks out of the cold mixture. Assemble some of the bricks into a round
turret with the remaining Marshmallow Fluff. Fill the centre with the remaining
cereal bricks, pressing them down as necessary to make a firm base. Push the
heads into the base and add chocolate sprinkles to cover the centre.
Grab a knife and prepare to serve – and remember: ‘He who passes the
sentence should swing the knife’.