Say hello to Inthefrow Inthekitchen. Baking Chocolate Malt Wedges…
I have been desperate to cover cookery and baking on Inthefrow, but my previous flat was not as easy to photograph. Now that I’ve moved into my new flat, I have so much more time and space to put effort into capturing some of my funnest and tastiest cooking moments. I truly hope this is something you may enjoy reading on this blog, as I know I have never dabbled in food in such a way before, but as it’s part of my life, it’s something I truly wanted to share with you.
This is a recipe I have known for around 15 years, after reading it in my first ever cookbook called What’s Cooking Chocolate. An amazing book that taught me so much about working with chocolate recipes and certainly adding to my sweet tooth. This is a recipe that has stuck with me as being delicious and ridiculously easy to make. The cake can be cut into wedges, or squares depending on your preference. You can also play around with the thickness of the actual wedge to chocolate, depending on how much you do or do not want to eat. I was restricted, having only a large dish to work with, meaning that the mixture was spread slightly thinner than I would have liked, yet the final pieces are just as yummy. So feel free to make them the way you would prefer. I made these for a dinner party just as little chunks of yumminess as a light dessert treat, but they would be perfect as naughty nibbles, snacks for the kids or as wedges for a party.
You will need:
100g/3 1/2 oz/ 1/3 cup of butter
2 tbsp golden syrup
1.5 tbsp malted drink powder (Horlicks or equivalent)
0.5 tbsp chocolate powder
225g/8oz malted milk biscuits
75g/2 3/4 oz milk or dark chocolate (I used dark)
25g/1 oz/2 tbsp icing sugar
2 tbsp milk
1. Line a rounded or square dish of your preferred size with grease proof paper and lightly grease.
2. Place the butter, golden syrup, malted drink powder and chocolate powder into a pan and heat gently, stirring throughout and combining all of the ingredients. If you have a malted drink that already combines chocolate into it, then feel free to just add 2tbsp of this and remove the chocolate powder.
3. Crush the biscuits in a bag, or in a blender as I did, until they are brought to a crumb. Stir the crumbs into the pan and malted mixture and combine thoroughly.
4. Add this mixture into your greased and lined dish and spread evenly. Place this into the fridge to set.
5. Place the chocolate, broken into pieces, into a heatproof bowl with the icing sugar and the milk, over a pan of water gently simmering. This will enable the chocolate to melt slowly and evenly. Combine all of the mixture until it forms a chocolate topping.
6. Spread the topping over the crumbed mixture and leave to set in the fridge before cutting into your desired shapes. You will not need a very sharp knife, but be careful when cutting.
And it is as easy as that. But I find sometimes the easiest things to make can be the yummiest. Think Rocky Road. Please do let me know if you decide to make them, as I don’t think they will last very long in your household. And please leave me your thoughts on Inthekitchen and more cookery posts!
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