Hedgehog Slice


This week was a special baking week at our house.  My mother-in-law, Rose, had come over to do a baking session, and it was the first time my one-year old son, Jack, seriously took part.  He was so cute!  He was actually mixing with the spoon and fork, and of course having plenty of unsolicited taste tests!  Needless to say, he was a very happy boy.  We hope you enjoy the Jack spam in this post 🙂

Hedgehog Slice is the perfect slice to make if you are attempting some baking with little ones, especially the part when you are bashing biscuits when a rolling pin!  Or, if you want to quickly whip something up for a little more fancier treat.  It is made from basic ingredients, and there are no complicated steps.  No baking required!  Just a little time waiting for the slice to set in the fridge and you can dig in and enjoy the fruit of your labours.

Everyone in our family enjoyed eating this Hedgehog Slice.  When my mum came over and gave it a taste test, she remembered that this recipe was a favourite of my grandma and regularly made when she was growing up.  We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Hedgehog Slice
  • Base
  • ¼ lb (115gms) butter
  • ¼ lb (115gms) sugar
  • ½ lb (225gms) Marie biscuits
  • 2 tbs cocoa powder
  • 1 egg (well beaten)
  • ¾ cup walnuts
  • Vanilla
  • Icing
  • 1½ cups icing sugar
  • 2 tbs cocoa powder
  • 1 tbs butter
  • Approx 3 tbs boiling water
  • ⅓ cup walnuts
  1. Beat butter and sugar together in a saucepan.
  2. Add cocoa and beaten egg.
  3. Bring to boil, add nuts and roughly broken biscuits.
  4. Have flat dish ready buttered. Press mixture well in with spoon.
  5. To make icing, melt butter and place in a bowl.
  6. Add icing sugar, cocoa powder and boiled water. Mix ingredients together with a wooden spoon until smooth.
  7. Spread icing over base and sprinkle with walnuts.
  8. When cool cut into fingers.

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In my kitchen lie my late grandmother's recipe books that have been covered with dust for too long. It's time to open these books and discover tasty food from a simpler life. I'd love for you to join me as I add to this collection some tried and true recipes from my grandmother's recipe books.

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