Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas baking..

Coconut and Chocolate slices

coconut and chocolate slices


115g chopped butter
175g Digestive biscuits, crushed
50g caster sugar
pinch salt
75g dessicated coconut
250g plain choc chips (I only used 100g and it did the trick)
250ml condensed milk (I used carnation)
115g chopped walnuts

1. Preheat oven to 180 C. Melt butter on a low heat.

2. In a bowl combine crushed biscuits, sugar, salt and melted butter. Press mixture into bottom of an ungreased baking dish.

3. Sprinkle coconut over the base then scatter over the choc chips. Pour the condensed milk evenly over the choc. Sprinkle the walnuts on top.

4. Bake for 30 mins. Transfrer to a wire rack and leave to cool pref overnight. When cool cut into slices.

(Taken from the book: "The Great Big Cookie Book - Hilaire Walden"
I cannot begin to tell you how good these are and are soooo easy to make.

And you may have heard we had a fair bit of snow the last two days. Here's a few family pics of us having fun in the snow. We are up to two snowmen and counting!



Snow fun Dec 09

and one rather fed up little boy!



Karyn said...

Yummmmmm! Thanks for the recipe Hazel, I am going to make them for Christmas :)

I love the pics! You got a lot of snow! Stay warm :)


Berit said...

This recipe sounds SO good!! I just love digestive biscuits, and I think your plan to reduce the chocolate is a good one. Whenever I make chocolate chip cookies I ALWAYS reduce the chocolate so that it doesn't overwhelm the nice batter. :D

Beautiful blog you have, here.

Christine said...

Great snow pictures, and I'll definitely have to give that recipe a try

Beatrice said...

ooooooh they look yummy!!!
Lovely snow pics.!!
Merry Christmas!

Julie said...

YUMMY! they sound nice

Super snow pics

Merry Christmas, have a wonderful time with your family

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...


stitchinfiend said...

They look delicious. Ohhh that snow looks devine and soooo cool please send some to Aust where it is hoooott.

Angela said...

The recipie sounds delicious! That's a lot of snow, love the Snowman! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas :)

Cheryl said...

We got snow too! Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2010! Thanks for your card x

Raggedy Ann said...

Wow! You got a lot more snow than we did! Love your snowman!
Those yummie treats look sooo goood!

Louise in NC

Kathy A. said...

Happy Christmas to you and yours.
That looks like a blizzard not just a little snow.

Catswhiskers said...

Looks so yummy! I love coconut.
I enjoy reading you blog and your lovely work in cross stitich

Wishing you a Merry Christmas a Happy New Year

stitcherw said...

That is a fair bit of snow, and what yummy looking treats. Hope you all had a lovely Christmas. Your earlier finishes looked great, and your new SAL Snowfire will be beautiful.

Brigitte said...

Hmmm, the cookies look soooo good.
We were also having lots of snow but it started melting two days before Christmas and there's not a lot left. But I don't mind as I don't particularly love snow. Your little son doesn't seem to enjoy it either, lol.
I hope you are enjoying a wonderful after-Christmas weekend.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow that's a lot of snow! Merry Christmas!

Siobhan said...

Yumm! Thanks for the recipe!

Your snow fall looks so nice--I bet the kids loved it. We had just a bit that turned to ice.

Hope you had a very happy Christmas!

corinna said...

great recipe
the snow play looks like fun
have a great pre 2010 week

Mylene said...

That looks yummy!! and great snow pictures.

Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Lynn B said...

The recipe looks delicious Hazel and the snow pic's lok great too!

Happy New Year.


Adee aka kiwigirl42 said...

thanks for sharing this fabulous recipe - it was a great hit over Xmas. One of the yummiest slices ever.