Thursday, September 21, 2006

Nanaimo Bar

There are different stories about the origin of this bar. With the most popular being a treat made for the miners. This is a stable in this city on Vancover Island in Canada and is oftered in many of the resturants and cafes . There are also many varations but this is one that most people use.

Bottom Layer

1/2 cup unsalted butter (Euro-style cultured)
1/4 cup sugar5 tbsp. cocoa
1 egg beaten
1 3/4 cup graham wafer crumbs
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
1 cup coconut

Melt first three ingredients in the top of a double bolier.Add egg and stir to cook and thicken .Remove from heat.Stir in crumbs, coconut and nuts.Press firmly into an ungreased 8 X 8 pan.

Second Layer

1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 tbsp. and 2 tsp. of cream
2 tbsp. vanilla custard powder
2 cup icing sugar

Cream butter, cream, custard powder and icing sugar together well.Beat until light.Spread over bottom layer

Third Layer

4 squares semi-sweet chocolate (1 oz each)
2 tbsp. unsalted butter

Melt chocolate and butter over low heat.Cool.Once cool, but still liquid, pour over second layer and chill in refrigerator.

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