18 March 2012

Yummy Chocolate Slab

Hello,
I hope you've all had a lovely day with your mummy. We did presents this morning then went into town and bought lots of make-up and have just finished a fabby roast dinner. Its been a special day :)
One of the gifts I gave mum was this yummy homemade chocolate slab. I love making these and they look amazing when they're done so I thought you might like the method :) They make great gifts and are always appreciated!
The ingredients are brilliantly simple.
3 100g bars of dark chocolate (I use basics chocolate because I'm cheap like that and it still tastes great, but you can use any brand)
2 100g bars of white chocolate
yummy things to put on the top. I used sour cherries, dried apricots and mammoth pecan nuts. Other good choices would be smarties, raisins, malteasers or almonds.

1. Prepare your toppings so that they're all ready to go when your chocolate is ready.

2. Melt the dark chocolate. You should really do this in a bain marie but I'm a cook that likes to cut corners so I always melt mine in the microwave. Just make sure to stir every 30 seconds.

3. Spread the chocolate in a tray lined with grease proof paper (DO NOT forget the paper, you will end up chocolate deprived as the slab will stick to the tray in a horrible manner)

4. Melt the white chocolate in the same way and use a spoon to swirl the two colours together in a pretty spiral pattern.

5. Chuck on your toppings in an artistic and visually appealing manner and then if you have any, sprinkle on a little edible glitter and chill in the fridge until set.

Voila! Pretty, no?

These are such great fun to make, and so pretty. This version cost me just over £5 to make. Where as you can buy similar slabs for £12-£15 meaning you not only make a fab, personal gift, you also save yourself money at the same time :)

What did you treat your mother to this mothers day? Have you ever made a chocolate slab?

Annie x

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  2. Those look delicious! Mother's Day is in May for us in the US, I'll have to try your recipe!

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  3. That looks absolutely delicious! I might make this one weekend :) x

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