Tuesday, April 3, 2007


Made this last weekend, Kenny and the kids like it very much, recipe from a periplus small book think the name is 'Slices'...


125g plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
150g dark chocolate
90g unsalted butter
2 eggs, lightly beaten
185g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
100g milk choc chips

1. Preheat the oven to moderate 180°C. Lightly grease a shallow 20cm square cake tin and line the base and sides with baking paper, leave the paper hanging over two opposite sides.

2. Sift the flour and baking powder together. Chop the chocolate and butter into small even sized pieces and put in a heatproof bowl. Bring a medium saucepan of water to the boil, then remove from the heat. Sit the bowl over the pan, making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Allow to stand, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate and butter have melted. Leave to cool slightly.

3. Place the eggs, sugar and vanilla essence in a bowl and beat with electric beater for 2 minutes, or until pale and thick. Add the melted chocolate and butter and stir to combine. Fold in the flour with a metal spoon until combined, then add the choc chips and mix well. Pour into the tin and bake for 20min, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin for 10min then lift out onto a wire rack and cool completely. Cut into squares using sharp knife.

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