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A Slice of Wednesday

 

 Hello middle of the week. Hump day. Midway. SLICE day!!! HOORAY!

 

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I made this one up.

It's OK, not drop dead to-die-for fabulous, but nice. A nice slice. Quick and easy. Kid-friendly (as long as they are not allergic to peanuts.)

It's not the prettiest looking thing, but I had excellent intentions of drizzling melted white chocolate over it which I completely ran out of time to do. (I snapped these shots surrounded by friends with sharp knives. Life in my hands, I tell you.)

 

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It's appeal to me is that it's no-bake. Not because turning on the oven and throwing a pan in for fifteen minutes is a problem, but because the oven had something else cooking in it. 

This is a melt and mix. A lot like this one, but with the incredibly evil involvement of lard. 

Oh yes, lard. Obviously I was without the supervision of Adam-I-draw-the-line-at-lard. I bought some once about twelve years ago to roast potatoes with (like his Grandmother taught me) and he threw it in the bin. 

He said he didn't care how freaking awesome his grandmother's roast potatoes were, no lard in our house, please. Then he made some creaking sound that was supposed to be the sound of his arteries hardening. Hilarious. 

I was going to use it in a medieval pastry recipe last week (that I didn't get around to) and so I snuck it into the fridge. 

It does make this slice fudgy and delicious. However, using copha (like my earlier version) gives a slice more solidity and firmness. Probably better, in retrospect.

Nonetheless.

 

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 No-bake chocolate and peanut slice

Ingredients:

75g lard

½ cup  coconut cream

1 tin (400g) condensed milk

1 packet Nice biscuits (or plain sweet biscuits)

½ cup cocoa

1 cup crushed peanuts

1 cup shredded coconut

Method:

Melt the lard in a largeish suacepan. Add the coconut cream and condensed milk and stir briskly until all combined. Crush the biscuits in a food processor till fine and stir into the wet mix. Stir in the cocoa, crushed nuts and coconut. 

Press into a slice tin (approx 13cm x 27cm) and refridgerate till firm.

Drizzle melted white chocolate over the top before cutting into bars, if inclined.

** creeeeeeeak **

xxx

P.S. How about a super healthy muesli bar slice next week?! Anyone?!

9 Comments on “A Slice of Wednesday

josephine hart
October 19, 2011 at 10:29 pm

thankyou thankyou thankyou fiona! your last couple of posts made me laugh, and this week with a baby that wont stop feeding and crying and creating dirty laundry…well i think i had forgotten how.
yay middle of the week! im going to look through your slices and make one (cause i dont like peanuts)
much love, mrs hart and baby sick-a-lot 🙂 xxx

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innerpickle
October 19, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Oh no, sounds like a rough week? The non stop feeding has its own problems, right? Hope youre feeling better xx

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Thrifty Household
October 20, 2011 at 3:21 am

That does look amazing. Chocolate, peanuts & lots of other lovely ingredients (& lard) I feel as if you need to whisper that last bit so as not to draw attention to it…

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Alex Nolan
October 20, 2011 at 6:16 am

Love, Adam, really do – so funny!!! Unless you are referring to Gammy, Joyce didn’t roast potatoes in lard. Not ever! She used dripping (the difference being that lard is from pigs and dripping from cows!) and yes, her roast potatoes were great! And yes, the sound of arteries creaking can be heard here too! Personally, I favour goose fat and after par-boiling the potatoes, I toss them in flour before adding them individually to the sizzling hot fat. Gas 9 (as hot as the oven will go) for about 45 mins and they are delicious! Controversial that I should disagree with Joyce over a cooking matter, but hey, that’s life! xxx

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innerpickle
October 20, 2011 at 9:53 am

Heh heh, thats a perfect and eloquent description of what you have to do!!

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Spencer
December 2, 2011 at 11:18 am

Looks delicious! I might have to try and recreate the recipe. (Unless you want to send a batch up to me on the Sunshine Coast, lol!).

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KM
January 19, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Hi, I have copha in the fridge that needs using, rather than lard, but what would the ratio be? The same, 75g? or different? Thanks 🙂

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innerpickle
January 19, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Yep, just use the copha as a straight replacement, 75g itll be a better and firmer version, actually. I prefer it with copha. xx

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