~ Cake Stall Baking ~
Double Chocolate and Summer Berries Truffle Slice
I’ve been baking….Cake Stall Baking, baking with chocolate and summer berries, and salted butter, and cocoa…..it’s been a veritable feast of calorie laden ingredients and the kitchen has been infused with a rich chocolatey aroma…..it’s great to break free of calorie counting and diets now and then, and especially when the tray bake in question is NOT all for me, but is for a village event that is coming up, the Fête Communal – the Village Fête! My Double Chocolate and Summer Berries Truffle Slice is a bit naughty, it’s loaded with chocolate and butter, BUT, as it is quite rich, it can be eaten in teeny-weeny pieces, and it makes a GREAT treat to go with a cup of coffee after a special dinner. I am rather pleased with it, and I hope that I sell lots and lots of it….as the money all goes to charity.
Not only is this Double Chocolate and Summer Berries Truffle Slice rich in chocolate, it also has a secret centre, where some my HOME GROWN summer berries nestle…….namely raspberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants……they sit seductively on top of my chocolate blow-out dessert, as well as in the middle, and they add a fruity loveliness the whole slice with their berry bountifulness! They also qualify me to enter this recipe in to the July We Should Cocoa challenge, which this month is being hosted by Choclette who resides at Chocolate Log Blog, amongst chocolate wrappers, as you may have seen me write about before; and the ingredient for this month is BLACKCURRANTS; plus, as my recipe is being baked for a cake stall, that also qualifies for the current Tea Time Treats challenge too, which is Cake Stall Cakes & Bakes, and is being hosted my ME this month!
I suppose some of you out there may call this a Brownie, and it’s true that it belongs to Brownie stable of tray bakes, but, it is JUST more truffle like in texture and as I used some amazing French chocolate that was 85% cocoa solids, it does make this a VERY indulgent slice….plus, the berries add a luxurious and gourmet edge to it too, I think! Anyway, whatever the name for this cake stall slice, I have tried a wee square, and I can tell you that it is pretty LUSH! You can bake it for thirty minutes, as I did, for a VERY squidgy and fudge-like centre, or, you can play it safe and add up to fifteen minutes more on the baking time and go for a more cakey type texture…..the choice, as they say, is yours. For a rather posh pud, serve some extra berries with it, as well as a dollop of cream or crème fraîche.
So that’s it for today, I still have LOTS of new recipes, photos, giveaways and general chit-chat to share with you all, so please pop back another day after you have had a slice of my Double Chocolate and Summer Berries Truffle Slice, and I’ll see you again very soon! Karen.
I am also entering these into Simple and in Season, as my fruit are VERY seasonal in this recipe! This wonderful blog event is by Ren and guest hosted by Fleur this month – I am sure that this fits to seasonal bill just perfectly!