Cherry-ripe chocolate slice

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
500 grams Eating chocolate (Cadbury's is the nicest)
5 ounces Copha
½ pounds Desiccated coconut
1 can (small) Nestle condensed milk (Approx. 400g net, I think)
1 pack (100g) of cherries - fresh cherries could be used
\N \N Cochineal - red food colouring

This is based on a common Australian chocolate bar, and is really yummy, though sickening if overindulged in! Copha is vegetable shortening made from coconut oil. Enjoy!

Procedure: Melt half the chocolate (using steam - a microwave will burn it!) and press into a slice tray that is layered with aluminium foil.

Refrigerate this till set.

Combine coconut, cherries, melted copha and condensed milk into a semi-solid sticky mess. Add drops of cochineal till the mixture is pinkish.

Press this on top of the chocolate, pressing into the corners and flattening out using a cold spoon. Refrigerate till set.

Melt the rest of the chocolate and cover the mixture, then refrigerate again till chocolate hard. Remove the slice, foil and all, from the tray.

Remove the foil and cut into small squares. Remove all little foil bits or they'll zap your teeth!

Keep refrigerated.

Posted to Recipe Archive - 08 Dec 96 submitted by: theaussi@...

Date: Sun, 8 Dec 96 2:31:52 EST

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