The list is long, of all the special sweet treats that you might write on your wish list of baking for this festive season. My niece wanted to bake something and one of her all time favourites is fudge…you bet chocolate, cocoa, coconut fudge brownies. So her eyes went bounding through many of our cookbooks, which were scattered over the kitchen table and she found this easy delicious recipe.
Looking almost in every kitchen shop, I finally found some snowflake cookie cutters, so I decided to cut snowflake shapes of this choc fudge. I think they look great, it does take a little extra time however, but you know me anything for a little more loving detail.
Recipe: Peppermint Candy Cane Slice
125 grams butter, melted
1 cup (220grams) brown sugar ( we didn’t have quite a cup full so I added fine caster sugar)
1/2 teaspoon peppermint essence
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup (150grams) self raising flour, sifted
2 tablespoons cocoa
3 or 4 candy canes, roughly chopped/crushed
375 gram block of cooking milk chocolate
Pre heat oven to 180° C
Grease a 19 x 30cm lamington slice pan. Line base and sides with baking paper. Place butter, sugar, egg and peppermint essence in a large bowl. Stir to combine. Stir in coconut and sifted flour and cocoa. Mix well and press into prepared pan.
Cook in moderate oven for about 20 minutes.
Unwrap 3 or 4 candy canes and place in a snap lock plastic bag. Gently crush with rolling pin.
Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until smooth. Pour over slice and spread evenly then sprinkle with crushed candy canes. Stand at room temperature until set.
To serve cut into rectangles of for than something special idea for Christmas use your favourite cookie cutters.
Sources: Snowflake etching The Graphics Fairy.