March 30, 2014

decadence.


i've baked brownies for parties for as long as i can remember (must be long as my short term memory is horrendous), so with the party season starting, i thought it was time for a new slice. i have to admit, i've never been a huge fan of 24 kitchen's favourite kiwi chef annabel ...BUT, after seeing her work her magic with this slice...i was soon drooling with respect. one of the simplest slices ever imagined and one you'll wonder why you haven't braved before. it's seriously decadent and more importantly super delicious. after wondering if holland had even heard about condensed milk, i was soon supermarket sweeping the shelves of my local supermarket. to my absolute delight, i unearthed the cutest can around. i've always managed to stay away from slices as i don't find they often present themselves as beautifully as cakes. BUT, ladies and gentleman after MANY happy mouthfuls (and that's just me), this slice definitely takes the cake. 





choconut slice



  • 175g melted butter
  • 250g digestive biscuits, crushed to fine crumbs
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chocolate chunks or chips
  • 1 cup dried cranberries or raisins
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 395g can sweetened condensed milk

Preheat oven to 160°C and line a 24cm x 24cm slice tin with baking paper.
To make the base, mix melted butter with biscuit crumbs and cocoa. Using a wet spatula or wet hands, spread over base of slice tin and press down firmly. Sprinkle coconut, chocolate, cranberries or raisins, and almonds evenly over the base. Drizzle with sweetened condensed milk.
Bake until lightly golden (about 20-25 minutes). Cool and chill before slicing into squares or fingers. Choconut Slice will keep in an airtight container in a cool place for several weeks. makes about 30 pieces for 30 very lucky people. 
recipe courtesy of annabel langbein.

6 comments:

Heidi Ann said...

Those look so FABULOUS that if i were not trying to lose weight, I would bake some today!
Any idea what I would substitute in the US for "digestive biscuits"? I don't actually know quite what those would be?
I think your blog is beautiful,and I love it. I am fascinated by your wonderful finds, and your photography is spectacular. Don't even get me started on the baked goods.....

Anonymous said...

Kiwi TWANG???? From an Aussie?
You walk a fine line, lady.

Just as well you have a beautiful blog, or I'd be in a right huff.

Sue :)

Zara said...

Yummy. From my experience when i see condensed milk in the list of ingredients i can usually be assured that it'll be delicious.
I'll have to give this recipe a try. x

Hannah McCawley said...

Have not looked at my blogfeed in such a long time! So glad I decided to.. this looks so tasty. will definitely be giving it a go! :)

www.lostinwishfulthinking.com.au

Circusbeer Etsy said...

Didn't now you have a blog! Sweet! ��

Candy Pop said...

Looks amazing!