Hedgehog Slice

Recipe of the Month – No Bake Hedgehog Slice.

It’s that time of the month where I tell you about another amazing blogger and their recipes in “RECIPE OF THE MONTH.” There are so many amazing recipes out there in blogging land, that it just has to be done. Where possible, I will convert to a Thermomix recipe and post it as well!  Sometimes they won’t be from the month that the blogger has posted (as I have a back log) but they will still be other bloggers recipes, then you can see what other bloggers are producing as well. It gives us both a chance to see what is going on in the blogging community!

I have been going through past blogs of some of my favourite bloggers and I came across this little beauty in my wonderful friend Charlie’s blog, HOTLY SPICED. A food blog with a twist and a turn. 🙂 

I knew Charlie when I lived in Sydney, before I even knew blogs existed and before she even had a blog! I performed in a few productions with her husband as a part of the church we both attended, and she has been instrumental in helping me get started with my food blog! I can’t thank her enough for all her help and support, she has been selfless, generous and lovely! 🙂

Charlie shares her favourite foods, (she is an amazing cook) foodie events, (the making of the Titanic Cake was epic) but most importantly, Charlie shares with us the wonderfully, seemingly always dramatic lives of her family, Alfie, Arabella, Archie, oh and of course Carl her partner in crime. There are so many times that I have really laughed out loud at the adventures she gets herself into. This recipe is titled No Bake easy hedgehog slice and night runs! So please do check out the fantastic story that goes along with the simple, easy and delicious slice. I have included a Thermomix version below if you are that way inclined but please visit HOTLY SPICED and check out this no hassle recipe!

THERMOMIX METHOD

TM5

This recipe was made in the TM5 and can be made exactly the same way in the TM31.

The ingredients are made for my large 25 – 35cm slice tin approximately 1 1/2 times the original ingredients.

Ingredients 

Slice

600g Dark Chocolate (broken up)

250g Unsalted Butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cup Icing Sugar (pre milled)

2 eggs

120g chopped walnuts

350g of Arrowroot biscuits (or other plain biscuits) broken into bits (it is about 1 1/2 packets)

The original recipe calls for 2/3 cup of raisins… Im not a fan of raisins and chocolate, so I omitted them, please feel free to add them in if you are that way inclined!

Topping

400g dark chocolate (broken up)

I used a block (200g) of milk chocolate and 200g dark) A little bit naught but its chocolate 🙂

70g unsalted butter

Method – Slice

1. Place chocolate, butter, sugar and vanilla  into mixing bowl and melt 7 minutes/50 degrees/speed 2.

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2. Add egg and mix 10 seconds/speed 4.

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I know it looks full but it’s not mixed together yet! 🙂

3. All all other ingredients and mix 20 seconds/speed 5, you will need to use the spatula to help the mixture go around… but remember it won’t be all completely combined.

Hedgehog Slice

You could just pour the chocolate mixture into a bowl and fold in the walnuts and biscuits, but I couldn’t be bother dirtying another dish! 🙂

4. Press into a container using a metal spatula or the back of a spoon to spread evenly and place in the fridge.

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You can see the big chunks of biscuit… but when you cut it, you cut through them and have yummy chunks in your slice!

Method – Topping

1. Place topping chocolate and butter into mixing bowl and melt 5 minutes/50 degrees/speed 2.

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See, the extra chocolate makes it all nice and neat 🙂

2. Pour all the mixture over the slice, smooth over with a spatula and allow to set for 3 – 4 hours in the fridge or overnight if you can wait that long and cut into small squares.

You will need to keep this slice in the fridge as it is mostly chocolate that at room temperature goes a little soft!

Don’t forget that this is 1 and 1/2 times the original recipe to fit in my large tin! After I had made it, I looked back over the ingredients and realised that there is 1kg of chocolate in this slice…. sooooooo, not really that cheap unless it’s on a super special, BUT you only need a little bit and you can cut it into over 50 pieces. That means not too much chocolate into every slice!

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Mmmmmm Chocolate

I hope you enjoy this slice and don’t forget to click on the links above to have a look at Charlie’s Blog, you won’t regret it and will enjoy the laugh!!!!

When you drop in to look at my recipes, please leave a comment and let me know what you think! I love to hear from you… oh and if you have  a favourite recipe that you would like converted, please let me know!

Enjoy Responsibly!!

Liz xx

(did you notice what I did there?)