I find it hard to eat too much of this; plus I never have the excuse “it will taste funny because I just brushed my teeth!” 😉 This is another of my grandmother’s mint masterpiece, except my mother masterminded this one. That means another recipe will come later, but I’ll try to stagger all these slice recipes, promise!
Photos aren’t great sorry, they were snapped last minute. This one has a baked base, although some have unbaked bases, like nana’s. It’s all yum though!
I’ll post a cake recipe next….. In the meantime, though, have a good day and happy baking!
Peppermint Slice Recipe
175g unsalted butter, softened
2 cups icing sugar
1/2 cup dutch cocoa
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
200g icing sugar
Block of dark chocolate (200-250g)
Preheat oven to 150˚C. Grease a 25cm square tin and line the bottom and sides with baking paper. Begin with the base. Using an electric mixer, cream butter, and icing sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat until well combined. Sift cocoa, flour and salt together then mix thoroughly into the butter mixture. Press mixture into base of prepared tin. Bake for about 20 mins, until cooked but not too dry. Cool completely.
When ready to add the peppermint layer, put the icing sugar into a bowl and make a well in the middle. Chop up the butter into small pieces and place in the well. Splash a little bit of hot water into the middle too, and mix until the butter has melted. You may need to add a bit more water, or if you think that will make the icing too runny, then put it into the microwave for about 10 seconds. Add a few drops of peppermint essence to taste, then mix the whole thing until smooth. Pour on top of the base and chill until set, about 1/2 an hour.
Finally, melt the dark chocolate and spread it over the peppermint filling. Chill until set. Cut and enjoy my darlings!
Makes a lot. Also if left untouched, lasts a few days.