Wednesday, February 17, 2010

coffee and a sweet treat

Here is a sweet something I made the other day. The recipe featured in the 'A Taste of Marsden' cookbook from the Wellington school of the same name. It is rather fancy...fundraising cookbooks seem to have come a long way in recent years. Like most books of this kind the best recipes seem to be found in the baking section. This slice stood out immediately, the melted hazelnut chocolate layer on top looked so delicious.

It is super easy to make, with a no-bake melt and mix fudge cake base. These sort of recipes are perfect for when you need to make something fast without thinking too hard. (Although not such a good choice if you are a contestant on NZ's Hottest Baker and are required to exhibit your technical baking skills!)

It is very sweet, so best cut into wee squares. The original recipe also had a couple of tablespoons of golden syrup which it didn't seem to need so I would leave that out next time. Best enjoyed with a strong one of these...

chocolate hazelnut fudge

1 pkt wine biscuits
100g butter, melted
1/2 tin condensed milk
1 kingsize block Whittakers hazelnut chocolate, melted

Crush biscuits in the food processor. Add the butter and condensed milk and combine well. Press into a lined tray, this is enogh for an 18cm square tin. Pour over melted chocolate and refrigerate. And that's all there is to it.

It is best to cut this slice when the chocolate is 'just' set rather than waiting until it is rock solid and therefore liable to crack. Best kept in the fridge.


  1. Is there any left for me to try this weekend? It looks delicious.

  2. Gosh that is a very simple recipe and looks delicious. Love the photo of the rocket in acation and also lovely presentation of the slice on a Rachel Carley plate.

  3. You girls would kick butt on NZ's hottest Baker. Some of those contestants are terrible...


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