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Chilled Chocolate Slice


Good chocolate should generally contain at least 50 percent cocoa solids. This should be mentioned on the wrapper. The cocoa solids in chocolate include the cocoa butter along with other ingredients such as flavourings, lecithin, sugar, milk and vanilla.

bar Chilled Chocolate Slice
This is a recipe from the TV series I shot in The recipe is a big hit as there's not much cooking involved in preparing it.

Picture by Manju Malhi

Makes approximately 9-12 squares

175g unsalted butter
150g good quality plain or dark chocolate, broken into small pieces
250g digestive or ginger biscuits or Graham crackers
the seeds of 3-4 green cardamom pods, crushed (optional)
100g walnuts, chopped
200g raisins or 150g mixed fruit


Put the butter and chocolate in a small pan and heat gently until the butter and chocolate have melted. Leave to cool.

Crush the biscuits to make fine crumbs. The easiest way to do this is to put them in a polythene bag and then crush them with a rolling pin. Add the crushed cardamom seeds, if using.

Place the biscuit crumbs, the melted butter and the remaining ingredients in a bowl, and mix thoroughly. Spread the mixture into an oiled tin or flat dish (such as an 8 x 12 inch, 20 x 30 cm, baking tin). Press down with a fork.
When the mixture is completely cool, cover with cling film and refrigerate for at least two hours. When the cake has set firm, cut it into squares, which should then be returned to the fridge. Take out of the fridge 5 minutes before serving.


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