Mint Chocolate Slice recipe
In the north of Scotland, traditional afternoon teas are well worth celebrating. These are mini feasts, where sandwiches, scones, and fancies are enjoyed, along with tea, coffee and a natter!
As the chocolate begins to set (about ten minutes in) we divided up the slices by scoring deep marks into chocolate with a knife. We cut 16 slices in all.
One particular high tea fancy to try is a mint chocolate slice. We received this recipe from a very kind lady whose late mum used to make it often. It’s easy to follow and tastes absolutely delicious. Our grateful thanks to both ladies.
- 115g self raising flour
- 85g soft brown sugar
- 2 heaped teaspoons cocoa powder
- 70g crushed cornflakes
- 115g margarine
- 225g icing sugar
- ½ teaspoon of peppermint essence
- 1½ tablespoons of water
- A few drops of green food colouring
- 200g melted chocolate
- Crush the cornflakes. We were lazy and blasted them in a food processor.
- Mix the cornflakes, the flour, brown sugar and cocoa powder together.
- Melt the margarine and mix it into the dry ingredients.
- Spread it flat in a baking tin (the one we used was ) to make the biscuit base.
- Cook at 180°C for 20 minutes, then leave to cool.
- Mix the icing sugar, peppermint essence, green food colouring and water.
- Spread evenly across the biscuit base. We used two forks and a bit of patience as the mixture is quite sticky!
- Melt the chocolate in a bowl (we did this by putting it in the microwave for 1½ minutes and giving it a good stir).
- Use a knife to spread the chocolate evenly over the top.
- Put in the fridge so that the chocolate sets.
- Top tip: As the chocolate begins to set (about ten minutes in) we divided up the slices by scoring deep marks into chocolate with a knife. We cut 16 slices in all. This made it much easier to cut them when the chocolate hardened, and prevented the chocolatey top from shattering!
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