Monday, 27 October 2014

Chocolate Pecan Slice

This slice is a little bit like a brownie but not as rich or moist and more cake like. The chunks of chocolate and pecans provide good texture as does the crunchy top that is caused by beating the eggs so much. This slice is best eaten the day it is made which makes it a perfect supper treat for the ladies at my knitting group.

Chocolate Pecan Slice
1 lge block dark chocolate (180 -200g)
250 g butter
1 1/2 cups caster sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup plain flour
100g pecans
100g dark chocolate broken into small pieces or 100 g chocolate buttons

Lightly toast pecans. I put them in the oven to toast as the oven is preheating.

Melt butter and chocolate together. I use the microwave, med heat with one minute intervals or use a saucepan or double boiler.

Beat sugar and vanilla into melted chocolate mixture.

Add eggs one at a time and beat well. The mixture should trap lots of air bubbles.

Stir in flour, pecans and choc chunks.

Spread mixture into a greased and lined deep slice/lamington tin.

Bake at 170 deg C until just cooked.

Remove from oven and allow the slice to cool in the tin.

When cold, cut into pieces and dust with icing sugar.

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