I'm in slice mode when it comes to baking at the moment. Probably because they are so quick and easy. This one almost floored me when I realised it called for a whole small jar of Nutella... so decadent. I'm not a fan of Nutella on bread, but in baking, looooove it. This cheery sweet will form part of a little care package I'm dropping off in the morning, for a brave and beautiful friend. Nothing like a bit of homemade comfort.
Chocolate Freckle Slice
185g butter, softened
220g chocolate hazelnut spread
1/3 cup (75g) firmly packed brown sugar
1 3/4 cups (250g) plain flour
Preheat oven to 160 degrees. Grease 20cm x 30cm rectangular pan;
line base and long sides with baking paper, extending paper 5cm over sides.
Beat butter, spread and sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until combined.
Stir in sifted flour, in two batches.
Press dough into pan; smooth surface with spatula. Bake 25 minutes.
Remove pan from oven; working quickly, press freckles firmly onto slice
in rows about 2cm apart.
Cool slice in pan before cutting.