Chocolate slice variation.


I've been thinking a lot lately about what I eat and how it effects me. Mind/ body connections and general well being. This has led to me reading a lot of whole food, clean eating and Paleo based blogs and articles and I've made some small changes to my diet. I have found so many delicious Almond Meal based options that I decided to start playing with it for myself.


 I adapted this recipe by taking out half the flour and subbing with Almond meal and increasing the coconut content. The cooking time had to be adapted slightly too.

Ingredients:- 
125g melted butter
3/4 cup wholemeal flour
3/4 cup Almond meal
3/4 cup desiccated coconut ( I use organic ) 
1 cup Brown sugar
1 egg
2 tbsp cocoa
1 tsp vanilla

Method:-
Mix it all up. Press it into a lined slice tin ( it will be quite sticky and a bit hard to manipulate. )
I baked it for 18 mins at 180 and left it sitting in the oven for another 7 minutes after I had turned it off .

When it was coolish I spread melted chocolate over the top instead of using icing.

Making this change really added to the delicious factor and changed the consistency to something more like a brownie. I think I could have gone with less butter too. All in all I'm feeling good about it for my first attempt at using this ingredient. Let me know if you try it. x

6 comments:

  1. Hi Tammy, I might try it - looks yummy and I love cooking with almond meal. Do you think it needs the melted choc on top?

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    1. Hi Jo, No I don't think it needs it, I was thinking about just dusting it with icing sugar and cocoa.

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  2. It does look yummy, Tammy. You might like to have a look at the cooking a young mum does who lives outside town here. Our local newspaper has just started featuring her recipes each week. Her website is http://www.marinyacottagekitchen.com/.

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  3. Hi There, I just made this recipe but now need to look for an icing recipe for on top! Yours looks great I wish you could post how you made yours for this slice!

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    1. It isn't icing its melted chocolate :)

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    2. Ohhhh yum that is a good idea for next time! My icing was very runny yesterday but it was still a hit! I must also make it in a bigger tin mine was a bit small so it was quite thick!
      Lauren

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