Chocolate freckle slice

21 Feb

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I love making slices and from my wide experience, people love eating them. Cutting them isn’t as faffy as cutting a cake, and a piece of slice is usually more exciting than a bickie.

We were supposed to go on a picnic last weekend with good friends but despite it being hot & sticky in Sydney at the moment the rain came tumbling down. I’d already made the slice to take so my work colleagues got to benefit from our rained-out picnic.

The Australian Women’s Weekly’s Cake Stall book is full of lovely sweet treats and when I saw the recipe for chewy chocolate slice I knew I’d *have* to make it. Instead of using the icing as suggested in the book and I topped it with white freckles that I had in the pantry. Pretty.

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Gather:

125g melted butter

¾ cup brown sugar

1 egg lightly beaten

Vanilla extract

½ cup plain flour

¼ cup self-raising flour

½ cup desiccated coconut

2 tablespoons cocoa

Bag of white chocolate freckles

Let’s get to it:

Preheat oven to 180C and grease and line a 20cmx30cm rectangular pan with baking paper, leaving two opposite sides with overhang.

Combine butter, sugar, egg and vanilla in medium bowl. Stir in sifted flours and cocoa, then coconut.

Spread mix into pan and bake 23-ish minutes.

As soon as it comes out of the oven press freckles into slice.

Allow to cool in tin before cutting into squares.

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28 Responses to “Chocolate freckle slice”

  1. Little Gumnut February 21, 2013 at 10:55 am #

    I’ll have to try that one! I’m starting to collect slices! Just made a very sweet one – strawb jam and coconut. Bit too sweet for my liking, perhaps too much jam!!

    • thehungrymum February 21, 2013 at 9:35 pm #

      I love that jam & coconut slice but haven’t eaten it or made it in FOREVER! I reckon I’d find it a bit too sweet now, too.

  2. easycraftsforchildren February 21, 2013 at 10:57 am #

    This is great to bake with the children !!

    • thehungrymum February 21, 2013 at 9:34 pm #

      Yep, it is very much a child-proof dish!

  3. mydearbakes February 22, 2013 at 7:50 am #

    What a delicious look post! Yum Yum! =)

  4. girlinafoodfrenzy February 22, 2013 at 9:29 am #

    Two fabulous things in one, love chocolate & love freckles! Both look like good fun (together!)

  5. Profiteroles & Ponytails February 22, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    I wish we had those little white freckles here. They add such a nice hit of fun!

  6. eat sweet. by carla sue February 22, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

    Such a good idea to add white freckles on top…love it!

  7. ButterSugarFlowers February 22, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    Delicious and adorable! I love that these don’t look overpoweringly chocolatey — the recipe looks perfectly yummy.

    • thehungrymum February 23, 2013 at 4:36 am #

      Thank so much x They aren’t too OTT so are perfect for a little pick-me-up.

  8. Irene February 22, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

    This is making me hungry!

  9. Cate's Kitchen Adventures February 22, 2013 at 9:05 pm #

    CUTE!!!

  10. kelihasablogKeli February 22, 2013 at 11:05 pm #

    Could you just please send some of these in the mail… LOL They look fabulous but I know I won’t have time to even try. Keep up the great work! 😀

  11. Cass @foodmyfriend February 23, 2013 at 12:24 am #

    Such cute little bars! I love freckles and this slice looks like the perfect match 🙂

    • thehungrymum February 23, 2013 at 4:34 am #

      Thanks 🙂 I do love a freckle, too x

  12. eat sweet. by carla sue February 23, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

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  13. Choc Chip Uru February 24, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

    I have such a sweet spot for freckles so this is hitting home 😀

    Cheers
    CCU

    • thehungrymum February 26, 2013 at 9:59 am #

      Yes, freckles *rock*. Freckles for all!

  14. Christine @ Cooking Crusade February 25, 2013 at 11:21 am #

    Yummm I love slices and these look perfect for a picnic!

    • thehungrymum February 26, 2013 at 9:58 am #

      If only the weather would hold so we could have a picnic! *shakes fist at sky*

  15. Shanna Koenigsdorf Ward January 16, 2014 at 1:23 am #

    A coconut brownie – how clever and tasty. Best – Shanna

    • thehungrymum January 16, 2014 at 1:30 am #

      they go together so well – I could eat this all day long 🙂

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