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    Snobby Chai Cooking

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    Modded my trusty old Armenian Nutmeg Slice recipe to make a Chocolate Chai Slice, very tasty ;)

    The original recipe is:

    1 cup S.R. flour
    1 cup plain flour
    1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    125g butter
    1 1/2 cups brown sugar, lightly packed
    1 teaspoon bi carb soda
    3/4 cup milk
    1 egg, lightly beaten
    1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

    Grease 20cm x 30cm lamington pan. Sift flours & nutmeg into a bowl, rub in butter, mix in sugar (or process until crumbly). Press 1 1/2 cups of mixture into the prepared pan.

    Stir combined soda and milk int remaining dry ingredients with egg and nuts, mix well; puor over base.

    Bake in moderate oven for about 35 minutes. Stand 5 minutes before turning on to wire rack to cool.

    To make it Choc-Chai, I omitted the nutmeg and replaced it with 1 tablespoon of Andys wonderful Red African Cocoa, and replaced 1/4 cup of the milk with the same amount of prepared Snobby Chai liquor. I also used 1/4 cup walnuts (ran out) & 1/4 cup sultanas.

    The result was a very moist, tasty, fast dissapearing lunch box slice.

    Due to the success of the first variation, the next batch will be Chai only.

    Anyone with a passion for ginger in their cooking could use Chai brewed with fresh ginger (as suggested on the packet) and finely diced preserved ginger in the cake part, I dont know whether you would need to add ground ginger to the mix, we arent huge ginger fans, so Ill leave that for someone else more interested than I am to try: :-?








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    Re: Snobby Chai Cooking

    Yuumm!!! I cant wait till you make the "chai" version. It would go so well with coffee that Im drinking right now: Long Black Indian Pearl Mountain. :D

    May from Brisbane

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    Re: Snobby Chai Cooking

    That recipe has been one of my standards for over 20 years now, though Ive always made it as a cake rather than a slice. It was a good seller commercially too. But Im thinking that the Chai variation is something Ill be testing very soon.

    Thanks for the idea coffee mum! :)

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    Re: Snobby Chai Cooking

    I made the straight Chai version last night, Yummo ;)

    It has the same flavour intensity of the original nutmeg version, but it is much more interesting, the blend of spices works very well with the brown sugar. The choc version was a good first try, but I dont think it needs the cocoa, Ill definitely be making this again :)

    Viviane, thanks for the idea of presenting it as a cake, Ill do it that way for Mother in laws birthday, anything too rich (cream, butter icing, ganache etc) doesnt agree with her, she says old age is a b**** :(

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    Re: Snobby Chai Cooking

    I made a basic steamed golden syrup pudding and replaced half the milk with chai, the flavour was wonderful and went well with the golden syrup, but the pudding was a bit more crumbly than usual :( a richer pudding mix would have worked better.



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