Apple Date and Chocolate Layer Slice
March 19, 2012
This post is part of the Sweet Adventures Blog Hop. This is my third link up to the hop, with this one being hosted by the Capers of the Kitchen Crusader
I decided to make a dessert using the last of the Granny Smith apples we had picked up at the local Farmers Market a couple of weeks ago. For those who are regular readers you will know that I am currently Skipping the Supermarket. This means that any ingredients required for this recipe needed to come from my current pantry goods, or be available at the local deli/fruit store and since I had no desire to go out of the house yesterday – it was ingredients as per the pantry. I was planning on skipping this month’s Sweet Adventures challenge as I had not had a chance to think about it and decide on a recipe. After flicking through my recipe folder for inspiration I made some modifications based on what I had available this is what I made:
The recipe for the base of the slice is from Masterchef recipe for Classic Baked Cheesecake and the chocolate layer is adapted from a recipe I have in my folder that I think was was torn out of Vogue Entertaining & Travel Magazine some time ago. I have been unable to locate the issue date. The original recipe was for a double chocolate orange tart.
I cut the base into fingers. If I made it again I would make it with a round cake base rather than fuss with cutting it. I made my base thicker that the 1 cm I have recommended in the recipe above. I would make it to 1 cm next time.
The slice would also be lovely without the chocolate layer for a less decadent version.
We ate the slice with a scoop of homemade yoghurt. The smooth creaminess of the yoghurt cuts through the richness of the chocolate beautifully.
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