Tropical Hedgehog Slice

Tropical Hedgehog Slice

Serves: Makes 30 Pieces

175 grams butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup coconut
1/4 cup cocoa sifted
2 large eggs, beaten
1 tsp orange essence or oil
250 grams plain biscuits, roughly crushed
1 cup dried papaya, roughly chopped
1 cup dried pineapple, roughly chopped

1. In a saucepan stir together the butter, sugar, coconut and cocoa over a low heat until the butter has melted. Bring to the boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. (Do not worry if the mixture looks as if it has separated).
2. Whisk in the beaten eggs and orange essence or oil and then stir into the crushed biscuits and dried fruits.
3. Transfer into a paper-lined 20cm x 30cm slice tin and refrigerate until set. Ice with chocolate icing if wished or simply dust with icing sugar.

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