Friday, 10 August 2012


“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.” - Charles M. Schulz
One of the common sweet treats that have traditionally been a feature of Australian cooking are the “slices”. These are small, 5cm x 5cm, squares or oblongs of sweetmeat that can be described as a cross between a biscuit and a cake. There is an enormous variety of recipes based on cream and chocolate, fruit and nut, caramel and butterscotch, oat and grains or any combination of these. They are a wonderful afternoon tea treat, although those with a sweet tooth will be tempted at other times of the day as well…
Here is a recipe for a chocolate mousse slice that is definitely tempting and tastes quite delicious.
Chocolate Mousse Slice
Ingredients - Slice

125 g butter, chopped up
160 g dark eating chocolate
1 egg
150 g caster sugar
110 g plain flour
75 g self-raising flour
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
Ingredients - Mousse topping
3 teaspoons boiling water
2 teaspoons drinking chocolate powder (or cocoa powder)
250 g fresh whipping cream
A few drops of vanilla essence
160 g milk chocolate melted
  • Preheat oven to 180˚C and grease a 20 cm x 30 cm rectangular baking dish, lining the bottom and side with baking paper.
  • Stir butter and dark chocolate in a medium saucepan over low heat until smooth. Let cool for 10minutes.
  • Stir sugar and eggs into the butter/chocolate mixture and stir in the sifted flours.
  • Spread the mixture evenly into the pan and bake for about 15 minutes. Let it cool in the pan.
  • Meanwhile make the mousse topping by first dissolving the cocoa (or drinking chocolate) in the boiling water in a cup. Allow to cool.
  • Pour the cooled cocoa liquid into the cream, add the vanilla essence and beat with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
  • Fold in the melted chocolate and cool. Pour over the baked base and refrigerate until set (about 3 hours).
  • Dust the top with powdered cocoa and cut into squares.
This post is part of the Food Friday meme,
and also par tof the Food Trip Friday meme.

1 comment:

  1. oh my...for someone with a sweet tooth (like me!) i would definitely take those any time of the day! :)

    thanks so much for sharing and linking over at Food Friday, Nick