Thursday, March 14, 2013

Day 73: Nanaimo Squares





Base         

1 cup graham cracker crumbs         

1/2 cup sweetned shredded coconut                  

1/4 cup cocoa powder         

1/4 cup  sugar         

1/3 cup butter, melted         

1 egg, lightly beatenCream Filling         

1/4 cup butter         

2 tbsp custard powder         

1/2 tsp vanilla         

2 cups icing sugar         

2 tbsp milk, 

Chocolate Top         

4 oz (113 g) semisweet chocolate, chopped 

1 tbsp (15 mL) butter

Base

1)    In a bowl, stir together graham crumbs, coconut, cocoa powder and sugar.
2)    Sprinkle with egg and butter and stir until combined. 


3)    Press mixture into the bottom of a parchment lined baking dish.
4)     Bake at 350°F until firm ( about 10 minutes). Let cool in pan on rack. 



 Filling:

1)    In a bowl, beat together butter, custard powder and vanilla.
2)    Stir in icing sugar and milk (alternately) until smooth.
3)     Spread over cooled base and refrigerate until firm (about 1 hour).

 

Topping:

1)    In a double boiler, melt chocolate with butter.
2)    Spread over filling and refrigerate 30 minutes until chocolate is just soft. 


3)   Score the bars with a knife and refrigerate until chocolate is set (about 1 hour). 


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