Easy Hedgehog Slice – Thermomix and Conventional

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Pieces of Hedgehog slice on a plate

OMG, the Chocolate and the Biscuits we used in this Easy Hedgehog Slice made them amazing.  You know the Hedgehog Slice you buy at the local Bakery outlets, well these are nothing like them.  No greasy film, rich and decadent, too good just for kids.

I’m making a batch of these over the weekend; they were so good.  I don’t usually make extra sweets while we’re currently in Bake Club term because I don’t need to.  Over the two meetings I run, I get enough to last each fortnight.  Until the next session that is. 😉

Oh and I know its Bake Club, and this should probably be a Bake, but I always have at least one speedy, simple recipe. They’re for anyone that’s either running late, tired or wanted to come but didn’t feel like baking. 😉

Thermomix Hedgehog slice on a plate

Hedgehog Slice Conventional Recipe

5 from 1 reviews
Easy Hedgehog Slice - Conventional
 
Author:
Serves: 10-12
Ingredients
For the Base
  • 250 g of wheaten biscuits or Granita
  • 40 g desiccated coconut
  • 60 g walnuts, chopped in halves or quarters your choice
  • 15 g cocoa
  • 150 g dark chocolate, chopped (Callebaut callets or Cadbury
  • Baking Dark Chocolate Melts)
  • 100 g Unsalted Cultured Butter, chopped
  • 1 can condensed milk 390 – 400 g is fine.
For the Topping
  • 200 g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 50 g Unsalted Cultured Butter, chopped
Method
  1. Read my tips first:
Conventional Method:
    For the Chocolate Base
    1. Line a square slice or lamington tin (20 x 20 cm) with baking paper and set aside.
    2. Take your biscuits and place them in a large bowl. Break them up with your hands; you don’t want them too smashed.
    3. In a small saucepan, heat the dark chocolate, butter and condensed milk
    4. over a low heat for 5 minutes or until the mixture has melted. Set aside for
    5. a few minutes to cool.
    6. Meanwhile, take your biscuits and place them in a large bowl. Break them up with your hands; you don’t want them too smashed. Then add the coconut, walnuts and cocoa and give it all a stir.
    7. Pour the melted chocolate mixture into the dry ingredients, and mix well until everything has combined.
    8. Tip the mixture into the prepared tin and press firmly into place refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.
    For the Chocolate Topping
    1. To make the chocolate topping, place the butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir regularly for 5-8 minutes or until the chocolate and butter have melted and combined. Don’t let the water in the saucepan touch the bottom of the bowl.
    2. Pour the chocolate butter mix over the hedgehog, spread over the surface then transfer into the fridge for around an hour or until completely set. You can pop it in the freezer to speed things up but don’t forget about it; it’s very hard to cut when frozen. LOL
    3. Cut the hedgehog into squares and serve. Store in an airtight container. The fridge will keep them very firm, and they’ll keep longer or for soft hedgehog, store in the pantry and use them within a week.

     

    Thermomix Hedgehog Slice

    5 from 1 reviews
    Easy Hedgehog Slice - Thermomix
     
    Author:
    Serves: 10-12
    Ingredients
    For the Base
    • 250 g of wheaten biscuits or Granita
    • 40 g desiccated coconut
    • 60 g walnuts, chopped in halves or quarters your choice
    • 15 g cocoa
    • 150 g dark chocolate, chopped (Callebaut callets or Cadbury
    • Baking Dark Chocolate Melts)
    • 100 g Unsalted Cultured Butter, chopped
    • 1 can condensed milk 390 – 400 g is fine.
    For the Topping
    • 200 g dark chocolate, chopped (Callebaut callets or Cadbury
    • Baking Dark Chocolate Melts)
    • 50 g Unsalted Cultured Butter, chopped
    Method
    1. Read My Tips First
    Thermomix Method:
      For the Chocolate Base
      1. Line a square slice or lamington tin (20 x 20 cm) with baking paper and set aside.
      2. Take your biscuits and place them in a large bowl. Break them up with your hands; you don’t want them too smashed.
      3. Weigh the dark Chocolate, butter and condensed milk into the TM bowl and set to In a small saucepan, heat the dark chocolate, butter and condensed milk set to 50°c for 5 minutes or until your butter has completely melted. Cutting it small will help move this along in the set amount of time.
      For the Chocolate Topping
      1. Without worrying about cleaning out the TM bowl, (providing you’ve scraped as much as you can out of it) Weigh the chocolate and butter into the TM bowl. Set the temperature to 50°c/ 5 minutes/speed 2.5. Check to see if its all melted if not give it a few more minutes you probably won't have to add any more heat if you’ve used good quality chocolate.
      2. Pour the chocolate butter mix over the hedgehog, spread over the surface then transfer into the fridge for around an hour or until completely set. You can pop it in the freezer to speed things up but don’t forget about it; it’s very hard to cut when frozen. LOL
      3. Cut the hedgehog into squares and serve. Store in an airtight container. The fridge will keep them very firm, and they’ll keep longer or for soft hedgehog, store in the pantry and use them within a week.

       

      Recipe Tips:

      Cooking Tip: Don’t use wooden spoons when melting chocolate, they hold water, and small quantities of water and chocolate do not mix

      Cooking Tip: Break up the biscuits by hand rather than blitz them in the food processor.  It takes seconds, and you’ll thank me later.

      Cooking Tip: For the Thermomix set the temp to 50°c and give it the time that’s needed to melt the butter and chocolate.  Chocolate is soooo much better if you don’t get it too hot.  Ever had a grainy mess?

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