Tuesday, July 3

holiday baking {hedgehog}

Nothing screams "day to bake" more than a rainy morning plus school holidays.

So whilst the kids were finishing their breaky...I decided that it was a great moment to whip up a hedgehog slice.  It's just the bomb....totally decadent, and there is no "reduced fat/healthy" option, and it's just great fun when there are biscuits to smash up.  You could easily pulse these in a food processor, but were's the fun in that!  Nah...give the kids a meat mallet and those bickies will be pulverised in no time (and a few extra bits on the floor too!).

Here's what you need.

250g of biscuits (I use half Marie biscuits and half Malt O Milk) - it just gives the slice another wow factor!
90g walnuts chopped up
250g butter (hmmm...yes lets ignore just how much butter goes into this!)
2/3 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
2 eggs

1.  Start by smashing up your biscuits in a large bowl.  You don't want fine crumbs, as some chunky bits are great for texture.  Add the walnuts.

2. Melt butter in the stove and then add the sugar and cocoa until all mixed and gooey.  Put aside to cool before adding the eggs.  Whisk.

3.  Add the butter mixture to the biscuit mixture in a large bowl.  Line a lamington tin with baking paper.  Pour out the gooey biscuit mixture and smooth out to all edges and press the the back of a wooden spoon so its nice and firm.

Refrigerate until set.  Slice this baby up into whatever size you like and devour all its delicious-ness.  This is a great recipe for the kids to get involved in!

Do you plan to do some baking or cooking with your kids over the holidays?


  1. Looks delicious!!! I've just put a baked sticky date cheese cake in the oven, fingers crossed it turns out!
    xx Beck

  2. Just home from the shops with these bikkies in my bag bought especially after reading your post! Will make them this weekend. Your slices are always delish!! Have a beautiful weekend gorgeous girl :) xx

  3. Yum! I will definitely try this, thanks for sharing :-)
    I love baking with my kids, the last thing we made together was a raspberry and white chocolate birthday cake, I've posted the recipe.

  4. This has just gone into the fridge to chill. Nearly ate the contents of the bowl though!! Hope it sets REALLY quickly. Hope you're having a lovely day :) x


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