Friday, April 07, 2006

Chocolate Nut Tray Bake



Andrew posted this on Slashfood a while ago, and I just had to try it. And so should you! It's really delicious - a chewy chocolate base topped with oodles of caramelized nuts. Yum! If you want to make it extra spectacular, you could drizzle some melted chocolate on top. And - 300 grams of nuts is *quite* a lot - feel free to use a bit less. It's still going to be great!

Chocolate Nut Tray Bake

For the base:
50 g dark chocolate, chopped
80 g dark muscovado sugar
100 g butter
225 g flour

For the topping:
300 g mixed nuts (I used hazelnuts, walnuts and pecans)
120 g dark muscovado sugar
40 g golden syrup
70 g butter
1 tbsp cream or milk (I used milk)

Start with the base. Preheat the oven to 175°C. Melt the butter, muscovado sugar and chocolate in a small saucepan. Remove from heat, and stir in the flour. Press out into a smallish oven tray, and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Make the topping by melting the sugar, butter, golden syrup and cream in a small saucepan. Stir in the nuts, and spread the topping over the base. Bake for an additional ten minutes. Let cool completely before cutting.


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3 comments:

Andrew said...

yours looks so different from mine.... running the nut to base ratio through the computatron I found there were too many. Good idea on the drizzle that might balance it out more.

Anne said...

Yes, mine was decidedly heavy on the nuts - I think I probably use a smaller oven form, and the base was a bit thicker. Tasty in every possibly way though, this is a recipe I'll save. It's so fast and easy to make. :)

Dragon City said...

look very nice...going to ask my gf to try it out..hehe