When I started making this slice I initially just wanted to make a chocolate crackle slice. And then I thought – this needs caramel! So I did.
But then I thought – this needs salt! But how? Let’s add another chocolate layer and salt that! So I did.
Sprinkling the sea salt on top of the chocolate.
This buttery, crumbly, melt-in-your mouth slice is a favourite in my family. This like the traditional scottish shortbread sold in pretty tins at Christmas time. In fact, I often make this as a Christmas gift.
The custard powder in the ingredients is the real secret. Sure, it’s not “traditional”. But traditional shortbread in the 16th century only had three ingredients (sugar, butter and oatmeal), and back in the 16th century they also believed that bread would not rise if there was a corpse (as in dead body) in the vicinity. And I mean, how did they even judge that? So, it’s time we all modernised a bit. (more…)
You know what a hedgehog slice looks like? A dense brownie. You know what most hedgehog slices taste like? Crumbly biscuit. FAIL.
But not this recipe. Welcome to the awesome world of adding sweetened condensed milk to your hedgehog slice.
Here is a blog post Lord Lamington himself could get behind! Seriously. There was such a guy. And you guessed it, this chocolate covered sponge cake rolled in coconut is named after his lordship.
Lord Lammo, as I shall affectionately refer to him (for all Australians take proper words and then add an ‘o’ to the end, as in the case of lamington to lammo), was Governor of Queensland from 1896 to 1901.
When I say rich raspberry brownie, I really, really mean rich. This is the stuff heart attacks and sugar crashes are made of.
It’s one of the best recipes I’ve come across for simplicity, and a simultaneous crowd pleasing factor. (more…)