On the weekend I popped over to see Ma for a little bake off. In the midst of our cookery afternoon, Ma whipped up this really quick and easy slice.
The combination of the date, ginger and corn flakes give this treat a chewy, crunchy texture. As a lover of dark chocolate the topping really makes it for me, I don’t think it would taste as good with milk chocolate. It would make an impressive snack to serve to friends over for a cup of tea.
- 125g butter, chopped
- ½ cup white sugar
- 1 cup chopped dates
- ¼ cup chopped glacé ginger
- 3 cups corn flakes
- 200g dark chocolate
- Grease a 26x16cm (base measurement) slice tin and line with baking paper, hanging over the two long sides.
- Melt the butter and sugar together in a large saucepan. Stir in the dates and ginger, to soften slightly.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the corn flakes. Spread into the tin, press and smooth with the back of a spoon. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, until firm.
- Place the chocolate into a heatproof bowl and stand over a saucepan of just simmering water (make sure the bottom of the bowl doesn't touch the water). Leave until the chocolate is starting to melt, then stir until smooth.
- Spread the chocolate over the slice, and leave to set. Lift out of the tin, and cut into squares to serve.
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