hedgehog heaven

Well this is my go-to hot-weather baking…hedgehog slice. I love the stuff. Its a real comfort food and its perfect for summer (because yes you still need comfort food in summer). All chocolaty goodness, yet still cool and it doesn’t require baking so it doesn’t heat up the kitchen in the inevitable string of 37degree days that we have during summer.

Comparatively there might seem like a lot of biscuits in this recipe but gluten free biscuits seem to absorb more liquid. I use Arnots Rice Ring Biscuits, they don’t have any ingredients that include gluten but are processed in the same environment as products that do contain gluten. If you are particularly sensitive or just worried I would suggest using another plain gluten free biscuit, Woolworths and Freedom Foods both make one that is relatively easy to buy. Also make sure you use pure cocoa powder.

Gluten Free Hedgehog Slice

Gluten Free Hedgehog Slice

Gluten Free Hedgehog Slice

250g butter, chopped
1 ¼ cups caster sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 x 200g packets Arnots Rice Ring biscuits, crumbled
1 cup chopped pecans
½ cup desiccated coconut
Topping
150g dark chocolate, melted
  1. Line a slice tin with baking paper, allowing paper to over hang over two edges of pan.
  2. Place butter, sugar and cocoa in a medium sauce pan over a low heat, stirring occasionally until butter and sugar are melted. Remove from heat allow to cool a little and whisk in egg.
  3. Mix together biscuits, nuts and coconut in large bowl.
  4. Pour chocolate mixture over biscuit mixture; mix well. Press into prepared pan. Cover; refrigerate for a couple of hours or overnight.
  5. Drizzle chocolate over top of slice; refrigerate for 15 minutes or until chocolate is set but still a bit soft. Remove slice by lifting with extended paper lining; cut into pieces.

This slice should keep for about a week, if you can get it to last that long!

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5 Responses to “hedgehog heaven”

  1. Dana Willard Says:

    Hi claire,
    sorry you have so many problems with snaps!
    I’ve only had difficulty if the fabric is too thick for the teeth to clamp to. For the most part, they’ve worked. I was actually thinking of buying the clamp to make it easier….but maybe it’s all one and the same!
    Try it out again, don’t give up yet!!

    • sweetunwrappinglife Says:

      Hi Dana, oh dear it does look like I am hopeless! haha. Although maybe you are right, It was a thick sleepybag. Maybe I’ll give them another bash, I do have all the tools now. I had moderately more luck with the clamp, it was just a hand clamp, like a nut cracker, I’ve seen out there actual machines that sit on your desk…just what we all need! So maybe if you are doing a lot of snaps, it might be worth the investment! It will be my mission this week, try some more snapping! Thanks for getting back to me I do adore your site and visit it all the time (like almost every day!) I’m enjoying the boys stuff there was certainly a lack of it out there, I noticed and I have two girls! The regularity of posting its great too, so much food for the mind!. Cheers Claire

  2. Dana Willard Says:

    Hi Claire,
    thanks for stopping by. DYE your towels!! yes yes yes!
    i’ve never done terry cloth so I’ll be curious to see how it turns out.

    As for the green onesie…i just added this to the tutorial (thanks for pointing that out! 🙂 )
    the Green onesie was left in for 5 hours, and looks just as brown as the white onesies which also stayed in for 5 hours. I can’t tell them apart.

  3. little green road Says:

    gotta love claire’s hedgehogs – they’re supa dupa yummolicious! love love love!

  4. Creamy Lemon Slice – Gluten Free « sweet Says:

    […] grew up on lemon slice a bit like this and its good. Kind of like a lemon hedgehog slice. You crush biscuits and then refrigerate instead of baking. Delicious and fresh but a little […]

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