Easter is not far away, and it’s the sweetest time to indulge in some chocolate.Without the guilt factor – right! It’s also a time when I need to get cracking and hatch a few whimsically dressed eggs for festive Easter. We’ve only just said goodbye to Santa and his sleigh and it’s hello, Easter bunny.
So it’s time to cook with chocolate. There are so many wonderful recipes that I’ve tried over the years and over the next couple of weeks will try and put together some of my favourites.
This weeks recipe doesn’t call for chocolate, but cocoa powder, it’s a new recipe given to me from a friend, a chocolate taste with cocoa powder and maltesers.
Maltesers consist of a roughly spherical malt honeycomb centre, surrounded by milk chocolate, and they give this slice a delicate ‘crunch’.
Malteser Fudge Slice
1 cup Self-Raising Flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 x 200g tubs light vanilla Fruche
*Frùche is a soft, spoon hugging traditional European style fromage frais. The creamy texture and delicious real fruit and dessert flavours are what make frùche such a unique taste sensation. It’s a perfect healthy treat that despite it’s soft, spoon hugging texture is 98% fat free. As a substitute use a vanilla flavoured thick yogurt or light cream cheese.
1 tablespoon icing sugar
Preheat oven to 180°C. Coat a lamington tin with cooking spray.
Sift the flour and coca powder into a large bowl. Stir in the Maltesers. Combine the eggs, sugar, oil, and Fruche and fold into the flour mixture. Spread into the prepared tin and bake for approx. 30 minutes or until firm to touch. Cool in the tin. Cut into pieces and dust with icing sugar.
A touch of simplicity…
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