Saturday, May 9, 2009

Chocolate Peppermint Squares - Happy Mother's Day Mum

This is the 1st attempt I made this cake. I got the recipe from May's Edition of Women's Weekly and since Mum does not take dairy products like butter, milk, cheese, this would be the perfect Mother's Day cake for her.

No baking is needed so I took a very leisure Saturday afternoon to make this cake.

250g chocolate biscuits
150g unsalted butter, melted (I used margarine)
350g icing sugar
3/4 tsp peppermint essence/oil
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2-21/2 tsp fresh milk
200g dark chocolate, melted
2 tsp vegetable oil, extra

Grease a 20 x 30 cm lamington pan.

Using a food processor or a blender, process the biscuits until fine. For the base, combine and blend the biscuits crumbs and butter. Press the mixture evenly into the prepared pan. Cover and refrigerate for about 30 mins or until firm.

Sift the icing sugar into a bowl, then stir in the essence, oil and enough milk to make a firm, spreadable paste. Spread the paste evenly over the base. Leave in the fridge until set.

Spread combined melted chocolate and extra oil evenly over peppermint layer. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into squares with a knife that has been dipped in hot water and wiped dry.

"We will Always Love You, Mom & Our Special Aunty"

When we were little,
We thought you were the best mother
anyone could ever wish for.
We thought you taught us more
than anyone else could,
that you understood us
when no one else would.
We thought you loved us
better than any other mother
ever loved her children.
We didn’t know
what We would do without you,
because We loved you
more than We could ever say...

Now that we are not so little anymore,
We just want you to know
that some things never change -
We still think
you’re the best mother
a person could ever hope for,
and We will always,
always love you, Mom and Kuku!
Happy Mother’s Day

Lots of Love, Your Children and Grandchildren.

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