Monday, March 10, 2008

Coffee & Walnut Slice

My mum was up from Christchurch last week for the week. We had such a gorgeous time, but not too much time for baking. Mum usually brings a couple of recipes with her that she would like me to make. This time the recipe was for eggplant and ricotta stacks. We had these for dinner on Friday night – sliced roasted eggplant layered with roasted red peppers, anchovies, basil and ricotta to which I added feta for some extra taste. They were really yummy.

Mum’s latest favourite slice is coffee and walnut so yesterday I made her some to take home. She normally likes the kind that has a biscuit base, but I didn’t have any biscuits in the cupboard so made this one. Even though I am not a coffee fan, this was delicious! A really chewy – almost brownie like base and a coffee flavoured icing. You could put chopped walnuts on the top as well, but I had run out of walnuts! This was a really quick slice to make. I would suggest keeping it in the fridge though to keep the lovely chewy texture.

Coffee & Walnut Slice

100g butter
4 tbsp strong coffee
1 tbsp golden syrup
1 ½ c brown sugar
1 lg egg
1 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 c chopped walnuts
50g softened butter
1 ½ c icing sugar

· Beat together butter, 2 tbsp of the coffee, golden syrup and sugar until smooth, then beat in egg
· Add flour, baking powder and walnuts
· Spoon into lined 23 x 18cm slice tin and bake at 170c for about 25 minutes
· Make icing by beating the second measure of butter, icing sugar and remaining 2 tbsp coffee
· Spread over cooled slice and sprinkle over extra walnuts if you like.
· Chill before cutting into fingers


slush said...

That looks amazing! I think my hubs would really love that. Ill have to give 'er a go.

Cakelaw said...

Hi Tammy, this looks delicious. I love the fact that your Mum brings you recipes to make (a vote of confidence!) - my Mum won't let me in the kitchen when I go to stay.

Kim said...

I just made this slice substituting the nuts for 1/2 cup sunflower seeds because that's what I had. It is such a yummy slice - a really nice semi-dense consistency. I'd definitely make it again!