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    Friday, August 10, 2007

    Chocolate Truffle Slice

    My friend Catherine (pictured here plonked in the middle of members of my family)

    is an amazing baker. I frequently have to ask advice because basically I am fairly new to baking.
    I used to bake for the kids when they were little but then the only person eating it was me… so I bought packets of biscuits which they loved. Especially Mallow puffs... Chocolate covered marshmallow on a shortbread cookie.
    The best part for them was to crack the biscuit on their heads, and then pick off the broken pieces of chocolate...then eat those little pieces slowly AND then devour the rest.Not my cup of tea but there you go.

    So I have just been to visit Catherine and she gave me some pieces of this divine Chocolate Slice.
    So so rich. It would please Ina Garten and even Paul Deen, just laden full of calories.
    She got the recipe from a wonderful New Zealand Cook Book Writer
    Annabel Langbein click here for information about Annabel

    The book is called the “Best of Annabel Langbein” and this is a
    Chocolate Truffle Slice.
    Of course as is true of most recipes Annabel was inspired by a friend of hers Louise.
    So onto the recipe

    125 gms butter
    ¼ cup caster sugar
    2 tablespoons golden syrup
    2 tablespoons milk
    2 tablespoons drinking chocolate
    1 tablespoons cocoa
    1 pkt plain sweet biscuits
    1 ½ cups chocolate cake crumbs (quite acceptable to buy that cake from the supermarket)
    Nip whisky or rum
    60 gms cherries (Catherine used Craisins they’re pretty good)
    1/3 cup raisins

    250 gm dark chocolate


    Crush the biscuits between 2 pieces of plastic to a fine crumb
    Heat butter, sugar and syrup
    Add drinking chocolate, cocoa, ½ of the biscuit
    Add rest of ingredients and mix

    Press into a 20cm swiss roll tin

    Then melt the dark chocolate in a bowl over simmering water
    Spread over the slice to ice

    Allow to set
    Cut with a sharp hot knife.
    Store in fridge, in a sealed container.
    You’ll be lucky to have any left to share.

    This is the last you will hear about my little citrus harvest...in the photo above are the last of my lemons.
    Pruned the trees today. Will feed them tomorrow and hopefully I will get fab fruit again next year.

    8 comments:

    katiez said...

    That chocolate looks 'to die for'!
    And the lemons... reminds me of the book "Driving Over Lemons"

    Asha said...

    Truffles are yum!Usually I see round Truffles,this is new.

    Barbara said...

    Gorgeous looking lemons. You obviously take good care of your tree.

    So Simple said...

    Katie I have ordered the book from the library it got a 5 star rating so must be good.
    Asha
    Yes these little rectangles are pretty good.
    Barbara thank you learning every day.
    Cheers

    Jim said...

    Wow, a truffle slice! Now I can stop hitting up Godiva whenever I want some of that truffle flavor...

    So Simple said...

    More than 2 pieces and you feel sick Jim so be careful now.

    s.j.simon said...

    lol. did you know that chocolate was banned in switzerland for many years. read this

    So Simple said...

    sj simon can you imagine a world without chocolate!!! Thanks for that link
    Cheers