Friday, 20 January 2012

Cherry Ice Slice

Cherry Ice Slice
Inspired by:
Coconut Ice recipe I use at and Cherry Ripe bars.

I can’t eat Cherry Ripe bars anymore, so for Christmas I thought I’d try making my version.

Time Taken:
10mins+15-30 mins refrigerator+10 mins+15-30 mins refrigerator= 40 mins-1 hour 20.

Number of Dirty Dishes:
Bain-marie, bowl, spoon, knife, chopping board, measuring cups.

I used:
100g 70% cocoa solids dairy free dark chocolate
100g  40% cocoa solids dairy free dark chocolate
½ cup icing sugar
4 tbs dairy free rice milk (can also use coconut other than soy or almond etc)
125g coconut
180g glazed cherries

What I did:
Line tray 20cm x 30cm. 
In a bain-marie melt 60g of each type of chocolate together, stirring with a spoon until chocolate is smooth. Once chocolate is melted, pour into the tray so that the chocolate lines the bottom of the pan. 
Put in the refrigerator for 15-30mins to set. 
On a chopping board cut glazed cherries into small pieces and then place them into a medium sized bowl. Add icing sugar, coconut and rice milk and mix until combined. 
Once the chocolate is set, pour cherry coconut mixture on top and press firmly on to the base. 
Put in the refrigerator while you melt the rest of the chocolate in the bain-marie. 
Once chocolate is melted, drizzle chocolate (I poured) over the cherry coconut layer and place in the refrigerator to set. 
Chop into pieces and enjoy.

After eating Cherry Ice Slice:
Delicious, it tastes great! My craving is satisfied and everyone liked it. I was very pleased with the result. It just needs a bit of tweaking to make it more friendly to cut.

Comments and what I would do different:
I would add some more cherries. Because of the chocolate base, this slice is difficult to cut, and falls apart, although it tastes great! Next time I might make them in ice cube trays or cupcake cases. Put some chocolate in first as the base, then the cherry, coconut layer and then a drizzle of chocolate. Once set then pop them out. I would hope then they would keep their form.

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