After posting photos of the Choc Mint Slice I baked yesterday I had quite a few of you asking for the recipe so, here it is.
I will try to get a few more recipes up when I get the chance. I tell you, this crew is too well fed so I don’t seem to get a whole lot of spare time.
Now, a lot of my recipes are thanks to our old cook – Aileen. Oh she is a top bird. Aileen was with us from 2009 – 2014 and boy were we lucky to have her. Not only was she low maintenance but she taught me a lot about how to run a kitchen and keep on top of everything. I didn’t ever have to go over and ask her to do things differently or clean the kitchen up, it was always spotless. In fact I find it hard to keep the kitchen “Aileen Clean”.
This Choc Mint Slice recipe was one of my favourites. If it was in the fridge I knew I was in trouble, I just couldn’t stay away. The mint centre is just so creamy and smooth. Oh god it is good. So what are you waiting for…. run don’t walk and get that oven pre-heated, here it is…
Now, a few tips. Yesterday was only the second time I have made this, so I am certainly no expert but I did make a few mistakes the first time.
Make sure you let the base cool. When you put the creamy centre on don’t be tempted to put it in the fridge like I did, just leave it on the bench. Then when you melt the chocolate make sure you definitely leave it to stand for 5 mins (don’t worry it won’t go hard). When you put the choc on, again – don’t be tempted to put it in the fridge, leave it to set on the bench. It think this ensures it all melds together properly.
When I first made it I kept putting it in the fridge thinking there was no way the melted choc could just go straight over that creamy centre, but then in the end the choc just lifted straight off, it still tasked good but the choc didn’t stick to the cream.
Happy baking, let me know how you go and share your photos with us over on Facebook or instagram #aileenschocslice
Thanks Aileen, you rock – and aren’t too bad at all for an old girl! xxx