Melanie’s Food Adventures – Hedgehog Traybake

Well it’s the last day of the Six Nations (crying and whaling)! So I thought what better way to watch the match with one of Melanie’s Food Adventures Creations. Yes that’s right folks she’s back again…. and not for one night only but regularly thankfully. Here’s a recipe that may even force me to start making sweets Don’t forget as always you can download a pdf version of this recipe from here.


 

Hello again! Richard has been crazy enough to ask me to be a regular guest blogger, so here’s this month’s offering! Apparently these chocolatey goodies come from Australia (and Richard pointed out was in keeping with my last blog post – Zebra Cake)……. so, let’s see how long we can keep the animal theme going in my posts!

This is a fabulous no bake traybake, so there’s no chance of burning or overcooking it and everyone will be extremely impressed with your delicious sweet treat!


 

INGREDIENTS

  • 250g Digestive Biscuits
  • 50g Desiccated Coconut
  • 55g Pecans (chopped well – I blitzed mine in a food processor)
  • 2tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tin of Condensed Milk
  • 150g Milk Chocolate
  • 100g Unsalted Butter
  • 130g Milk Chocolate (for the topping)
  • 80g White Chocolate (for the topping)

 

METHOD

  1. Line a 11 x 7in tin with greaseproof paper (make sure you cut a slightly bigger piece than the tin so that you have an overhang to lift it back out again once made)

 

  1. Place your Digestives in a food processor and blitz (don’t go as far as making them a fine crumb, you still want to have slightly bigger pieces). Alternatively, pop your biscuits into a sealable freezer bag and bash them with a rolling pin (far more satisfying!!). Tip your biscuits crumbs into a bowl, along with 50g Desiccated Coconut, 55g Pecans and 2tbsp Cocoa Powder and mix to combine.
Melanie’s Food Adventures – Hedgehog Traybake - The Digestives after they've been blitzed!

Melanie’s Food Adventures – Hedgehog Traybake – The Digestives after they’ve been blitzed!

Melanie’s Food Adventures – Hedgehog Traybake - Biscuits, Desicated Coconut, Pecans and Cocoa Powder in a bowl

Melanie’s Food Adventures – Hedgehog Traybake – Biscuits, Desicated Coconut, Pecans and Cocoa Powder in a bowl

  1. In a glass bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water, add your tin of Condensed Milk, 100g Unsalted Butter and 150g Milk Chocolate and stir over a medium heat until the butter and chocolate have melted. Allow to cool slightly before mixing well into your dry ingredients.
  1. Tip the mixture into your tin and place into the fridge for an hour to firm up.
Melanie’s Food Adventures – Hedgehog Traybake - The mixture in the baking tray before going in to the fridge

Melanie’s Food Adventures – Hedgehog Traybake – The mixture in the baking tray before going in to the fridge

  1. Break up your 130g Milk Chocolate and 80g White Chocolate in separate bowls and melt either in your microwave or over pans of simmering water. As soon as they are both melted pour the milk chocolate over your refrigerated traybake, spreading quickly and making sure that you get right into the corners. Now pour the white chocolate randomly over the milk chocolate with a teaspoon. Place back in the fridge to harden (I’d give it at least a couple of hours).
Melanie’s Food Adventures – Hedgehog Traybake - In the baking tray after it's set

Melanie’s Food Adventures – Hedgehog Traybake – In the baking tray after it’s set

  1. Lift the traybake out of the tin using the greaseproof paper overhang and cut into squares or larger slices if you’re feeling generous!!. Best served at room temperature.
Melanie’s Food Adventures – Hedgehog Traybake - Cut squares from the tray bake to serve

Melanie’s Food Adventures – Hedgehog Traybake – Cut squares from the tray bake to serve


Hints and tips

– Can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Melanie, Food Adventurer

Melanie’s Food Adventures – Hedgehog Traybake

Melanie’s Food Adventures – Hedgehog Traybake

Melanie’s Food Adventures – Hedgehog Traybake - Ideal as a gift, or just keep them yourself!

Melanie’s Food Adventures – Hedgehog Traybake – Ideal as a gift, or just keep them yourself!

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