Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Happy Easter and a Hedgehog Traybake

Hedgehog is something which takes me right back to childhood. I remember my Auntie Hilary and Granny used to come up north to visit and bring homemade caramel shortbread and hedgehog.
So this weekend when my sister was over for a super fun day of baking we decided to revive this childhood classic. We didn't have the original recipe to hand so we sort of made it up as we went...

Ingredients

120g butter
300g Chocolate of your choice.
3 tbsp golden syrup
200g Digestive Biscuits
Mini Marshmallows
Raisins
Anything else you fancy really.

We started by melting chocolate, butter and golden syrup in a saucepan. Once fully melted we added crushed digestives, marshmallows and cherry flavoured raisins (a wonderfully weird creation from Nakd).

Once fully mixed and coated in chocolate, spread the mixture into a lined brownie tin and pop it into the fridge to set.

Once set completely, chop into chunks and enjoy!

We used 80% dark chocolate which was very intense so chopped into bitesize pieces. The cherry infused raisins added a cherry flavour tp the chocolate which was amazing. I think these bitesize beauties would make a fabulous gift, especially if you know someone's favourite chocolate or sweet treat, as you can add just about anything to it!

This is also a great way to use up any left over Easter egg chocolate you might have, although left over chocolate is a bit of an alien term in my house.

Hope you all had a fabulous chocolate filled Easter!

6 comments:

  1. This is one of my favourite things to eat ever!

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  2. Oh my goodness... we call this chocolate bark (because Americans are *super* creative like that). Generally, it's limited to one add in, such as almonds or the like (again with the lack of imagination). This looks insanely delicious. Now I'm wondering what I have in my cupboards that I can mix in...

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    1. I've seen bark on American blogs, I think it is slightly different but have seen some interesting flavour combos.

      This is also know as rocky road.

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  3. I love these! Didnt' realise they were called hedgehogs. Hope you had a lovely Easter weekend :)

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    1. Thanks lovely, some people call it Rocky Road but we have always known it as Hedgehog.

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  4. I used to eat something in Ireland that was essentially crushed biscuits and thick chocolate -- I have never known the name of it. Could it be hedgehog? I used to get it at the Trinity College buttery.

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