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.



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