Layered hedgehog slice.

I made this last week. It was such a hit with hubby that he did not want to share this with anyone! Even with the Kiddies! So it must be that good. Haha…

I was also ask by a number of friends if I can share the recipe.  So here it is.  I have to warn you though that it so so simple to make.  You don’t even need to use the oven.  The great thing about this recipe is that you can change the nuts and dried fruit to cater to your own taste. I do recommend that you keep the biscuit the same. The scotch finger biscuit has the right texture and taste for this slice. 


  • 295g dark chocolate melts
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 1/4 golden syrup
  • 125g scotch finger biscuits, chopped into 2 cm pieces 
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped almonds 
  • 1/4 chopped pistachios
  • 3/4 cup sultanas
  • 295 white chocolate melts
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios 
  1. Grease and line a rectangle slice pan. I used a 16cm x 26cm tin
  2. In a small saucepan, melt together the dark chocolate, butter and syrup.  Stir over low heat until smooth. Remove from the heat.
  3. In a large bowl add the biscuits, nuts and dried fruit.  Pour over the chocolate mix and mix to combine.
  4. Spread into the tin and refrigerate until set (about 1 hr)
  5. Melt  white chocolate in a small bowl over a pot of simmering water. Stir until smooth and then pour over the fruit and nut mixture in the tin.  Sprinkle the rest of the pistachios over the white chocolate 
  6. Refrigerate until set.
  7. Serve at room temperature. 

Bon Appetite,


The General Store. The Caramel Fudge.


I was lucky to have to opportunity to experience online shopping for groceries with The General Store.

Now along with your 100% fresh Aussie produce from Aussie Farmers  Direct, you can recieve all your favourite household and pantry items from The General Store.

The General store has selected trusted brands at incredible prices, so you’ll always find your favourites. Together, Aussie Farmers Direct and The General Store are a one stop shop for everything your household needs all supplied in one convenient delivery.

The range on offer is extensive.  There are thousands of trusted brands and products to chose from.  The General store also provides a rating using their ‘Aussie Rating’ system allowing you to chose which products you would like to buy depending on their ‘Australian-ness’

To save time and money, epecially during the Christmas period, you can do your grocery shopping online and have it delivered straight to your door.  What I found the best thing about the delivery is that it is scheduled from midnight to 7am on your day of choice.  That means while you are asleep your goodies are being delivered.  It’s at your front door when you wake up!

The prices are very competitive.  They have specials that you can browse through.  They offer some great value family pack size options, which is great when you have many hungry mouths to feed.

Thanks to The General Store, I had the opportunity to browse and get some groceries, I wanted to see what was on special and make something with the groceries.  I managed to order a few items that were on special that week.

My online experience was great.  It was easy to navigate the site.  The products are catagorised for easy searching.  The page opens up firstly on their specials so you can browse to see if the products you want are on special that day.  If you do need help, they have a phone number you can call or contact them through their online webchat.

Since condensed milk was on special and the white cooking chocolate was reasonably priced,  I bought ingredients to make white chocolate and caramel fudge.  A favourite with the family. Win-win!  Below is my recipe for you to make it.



  • 1 x 395g sweetened condensed milk
  • 220g brown sugar
  • 125g unsalted butter, chopped
  • 40ml glucose syrup
  • 30ml golden syrup
  • 180g white chocolate, chopped
  1. Grease and line 7′ x 10′ baking tray
  2. In a saucepan, melt the sweetened condensed milk, sugar, butter, glucose and golden syrup.
  3. Over a low heat, keep stiring for about 20mins until it has thickened and turned pale brown.
  4. Add the white chocolate.
  5. Pour over a sieve into the prepared tray.
  6. Refrigerate for about 2-4 hours or until firm


Get online now and check out their online store.  It’s easy to do and more importantly, it’s convenient.


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Happy Shopping,