Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Choc Orange and Almond Slice

Another easy no bake slice, a variation on the hedgehog with a delicious chocolatey orange base and a smooth choc orange topping. The orange liqueur is essential for the orange flavour so probably best saved for adults. This was very well received by the ladies at knitting.

Choc Orange and Almond Slice

125 g butter
2/3 cup caster sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
1 packet (110 g) flaked almonds
1/3 cup glace orange, finely chopped
1/3 cup dessicated coconut
1 packet Marie biscuits, crushed into fine crumbs
1 tablespoon Orange Liqueur (Cointreau, Grand Marnier)
Choc Orange Topping
90 g butter
1 large block dark chocolate (approx 200 g )
1 tablespoon Orange Liqueur (Cointreau, Grand Marnier)

To decorate
flaked almonds reserved from base

Melt butter and sugar over low heat.
Add cocoa, orange liqueur and glace orange. Stir thoroughly and remove from heat.
Add crushed biscuits, coconut and 2/3 of almonds and egg, mix well.
Press mixture into a greased and lined slice tin and refrigerate while making the topping.
Pour the topping over the slice, sprinkle with flaked almonds and refrigerate for several hours/overnight.
Cut into smallish squares and place in an airtight container. Store slice in the fridge.

To Make the Choc Orange Topping
Melt butter and chocolate together in a bowl over saucepan of hot water or the microwave . I use the microwave on medium power with 45 - 60 second bursts of power.
Stir to mix, add liqueur and mix again.

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