I didn’t use any local ingredients in this recipe but hedgehog is too good to pass up. I got the recipe from an old cook book here at home and want to pass it on. The same amount of bought biscuits will work too, but do make your own at least once, it’s so easy and really makes this dish a something, something.
For the biscuits:
> 1 cup plain flour (150g), 1 cup SR flour (150g), 1/2 cup butter or marg or dairy free marg (125g), 1/2 cup sugar (125g), 1 egg (use free range where you can)
Cream butter and sugar together, mix in beaten egg, mix, fold and chop flour in until a smooth dough forms. Form into a ball, chop dough into quarters (this makes rolling out easier). Roll out each quarter, 1 at a time to about 5 mm thick. Dust a biscuit cutter or cup with flour, cut into rounds and place on greased baking trays. Collect the scrap dough and roll out again until that quarter is used up. Repeat with the other 3 quarters. Bake at 180*C (gas) for 10-15 minutes until golden brown. leave to cool.
For the chocolate base:
Melt 1/2 cup butter or marg or dairy free marg 1/3-1/2 cup sugar and 2 tbsp cocoa in a saucepan over low heat. Add 1 beaten egg. Crumble 250g-300g of the cooled biscuits into the chocolate mix, or enough to make a stiff mixture. Line a small, deep sided dish (baking dish or tin will do) with foil and press the hedgehog firmly into it. Allow to set for a few hours in the fridge,
if you can wait that long.