Tuesday, 1 May 2012
Mocha Walnut Slice
This slice has become a bit of a family recipe. I can't be sure how it all came about but I know the recipe originally came from an old Family Circle kids cook book that was given to me by my Aunty when I was about 8.
I cant even explain what it is about this slice that makes it so popular. Its not cakey like a brownie, but has a chewy and crunchy texture all at the same time. Its chocolatey but with a small coffee hit. And the walnuts add that extra bit of umph just to take this over the line into deliciousness.
It quick and super easy to make. A perfect treat for your next morning tea.
1/2 cup milk chocolate melts
3 tsp instant coffee
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 egg - lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup plain flour
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 tbl spoon milk chocolate melts - extra
1. Pre heat oven to 160°C. Grease and line a slice pan with baking paper. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter. Once melted, add the chocolate melts, stir until melted and smooth.
Add the coffee and stir until dissolved.
2. Pour the mocha mixture into a bowl and add sugar, egg and vanilla. Mix well. Sift the flour into the bowl. Mix until well combined. Stir through the walnuts.
3. Spread the mixture evenly into prepared tin. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until edges are slightly crunchy but centre is still soft and chewy.
4. Cool in the tin. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, melt the extra chocolate melts in the microwave. Using a spoon, drizzle the melted chocolate over the slice. Allow to set.
5. Cut into small squares. Serve.