Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A very rich slice!

We had our work Christmas bbq on Sunday – bbq at Long bay beach. Santa Claus came of course. It was a really fun afternoon, taking me back to my childhood of Christmas parties with Santa! We all had to bring either a salad or a pudding. I much prefer to make dessert, so made this double chocolate slice. The recipe is a Julie Le Clerc one that was in the herald newspaper when she used to write for that. I ripped it out ages ago and it has been in my recipe box waiting to be made!

The slice is very delicious, but very rich!!!! It is almost like a brownie base with a white chocolate fudge on top. I cut it into quite small pieces, as you don’t need much of it. It was quite a good thing for a bbq as well as you don’t need a plate or a spoon. The recipe just called for chocolate melts and I used nestle chocolate melts – dark on the bottom and white on the top. They seemed to work well.

Double Chocolate Slice (Julie Le Clerc recipe from the NZ Herald)

300g dark chocolate
125g butter
1 1/2 c sugar
3 eggs
¾ c flour
¾ c cocoa

· Melt together the butter and chocolate; stir in the sugar and the beaten eggs
· Stir in the sifted flour and cocoa
· Pour into a 23cm square lined tin and bake for about 35 minutes at 180deg
· Once cool, cover with following topping and refrigerate until firm

375g white chocolate melts
50g butter
395g tin condensed milk

· Melt all ingredients together.

Last night we had a simple tart for dinner – shortcrust pastry filled with roasted red onions, red and yellow peppers, olives, feta, basil leaves and parmesan. It was lovely to have something fairly light. We had it with a tomato salad with some delicious tomatoes that really tasted like summer!


Sal M'Gal said...

Hi. I made that slice for my uncle for xmas last year. It was very rich but so delicious!!

Deborah said...

These look delicious! The tart sounds tasty, as well.