Popcorn Slice and Tea Cake
We had some movie theatre popcorn to use up, the box has been sitting on the counter for a week waiting to be used. So what better way then smother it in peanut butter and chocolate?
The recipe i was following was to roll in balls and dip into chocolate. But i decided slice was better.
I made 2 slices, as i had 8 cups of popcorn remaining, so in one bowl i added 4 cups of left over butter popcorn and 1/4 cup of rolled oats. Then in a microwave jug i melted 200 grams of smooth peanut butter with sweet honey (you can use 150 grams peanut butter and 50 grams of honey if you like). Once melted i have added to the popcorn and mixed until covered and combined. Then i have poured into a slice pan and placed into the fridge to set.
The second slice i made with the remaining 4 cups of popcorn and 1/4 cup of rolled oats. In the same microwave jug as the last slice i have added 140 grams of the peanut butter (all that was left in the jar) and then 40 grams of Nutella. Once melted i have added this to the popcorn and again mixed until until covered and combined. Then i have poured into another slice pan and placed into the fridge to set.
Finally, i have melted milk chocolate buttons in the microwave until smooth, then have poured over the two slices and then placed back into the fridge to set. Slice and enjoy. Keep in the fridge until eaten.
Did someone say Tea Cake? Yes, i have made this again, was so yummy last time i had to.
Little different this time round, I have used 5 tea bags this time, Chai Green Tea flavour, i have soaked these into 300mls of boiling water. Then added this to 1 cup of mixed sultanas, dried mango pieces and died cranberries and 3/4 cup caster sugar. This i have let seep for 15-20 minutes. This step is actually important, i didn’t do this last time and actually regret it now, this made the fruit soft and full of the tea flavour.
Once ready, i have added 2 cups of self raising flour and mixed until completely combined. I have poured into a square loaf tin lined with baking paper and placed into the oven at 180 degrees C, with the fan, for 30 minutes, or until browned and skewer inserted comes out clean.
Let this sit in the tin for 5-10 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Store in a airtight container.
Enjoy with butter, i did, this one had the most delicious chai flavour and the fruit soft and juicy.