Recipe

Carrot and white chocolate slice

Pop on the kettle and settle in for a quiet afternoon with a slice of this sweet carrot slice. Pure bliss.

  • 20 mins preparation
  • 25 mins cooking
  • Makes 24
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Ingredients

Carrot and white chocolate slice
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 1/2 cup currants
  • 1/3 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
Ganache
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 250 gram white chocolate, chopped

Method

Carrot and white chocolate slice
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease and line a 20cm x 30cm slice pan with baking paper.
  • 2
    Sift combined flour, spice and soda into a large bowl. Stir in sugar, carrot, currants and pecans.
  • 3
    In a jug, whisk eggs and oil together. Pour into dry ingredients. Mix lightly until combined. Pour mixture into pan, smoothing top.
  • 4
    Bake for 20-25 minutes, until cooked when tested (see tip). Cool in pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 5
    Meanwhile, to make the ganache; in a small saucepan, heat cream until almost boiling. Remove from heat and add chocolate. Set aside for 1-2 minutes to melt. Stir until smooth.
  • 6
    Spread ganache evenly over cooled slice. Chill until set. Cut into slices. Store in an airtight container.

Notes

Test slice by inserting a skewer into centre – if it comes out clean and dry, slice is cooked. Other signs slice is cooked are if it springs back after pressing lightly with a fingertip or shrinks from side of pan.

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