Monday, 3 October 2011

Crunchy chocolate slice

I found this recipe for a traditional crunchy chocolate slice in yesterday's Sunday Star-Times. The ingredients are simple but I found that the recipe was missing a vital step or two, so I guessed when to add the cocoa. It is a small mixture so spreads quite thinly when using a standard 20 x 30 cm slice tin but the baking powder means it expands a bit in the oven. It also meant that I needed to double the icing ingredients to those below.

Crunchy chocolate slice

  • 170 g butter, softened
  • 115 g icing sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 cup cornflakes
  1. Cream together the butter and icing sugar using an electric mixer. Add the flour, baking powder and cocoa and combine.
  2. Beat in the vanilla essence.
  3. Add cornflakes and mix by hand. Press into a greased slice tin (20 x 30 cm).
  4. Bake at 180°C for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and leave to cool.

Chocolate icing

  • 2 cups icing sugar 
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 2-3 tablespoons boiling water
  1. Beat together the icing sugar, cocoa, butter and boiling water together. Add boiling water until desired consistency.
  2. Spread over cooled slice. Cut into squares when the icing is set and store in an airtight container.
Crunchy chocolate slice


Shaz said...

These look delicious.

declaratii fiscale said...

Hmmm this recipe looks so delicious and nice and i think that fits perfect with my taste and in my opinion is a very easy recipe, so i think i will try it. Thanks for sharing.

wellreadkitty said...

But what did it taste like?

I'm guessing delicious!