Gluten & Dairy Free Hedgehog Slice
When it comes to versatile baking ingredients, our Leda Arrowroot Biscuits deserve a special mention. These gluten free and dairy free biscuits offer a perfect balance of crunch and subtle sweetness, making them an ideal base for a variety of desserts. In this recipe, we’re using them to create a delightful Hedgehog Slice that’s not only gluten and dairy free, but also vegan-friendly.
What sets this recipe apart is the homemade condensed coconut milk. By condensing your own coconut milk, you ensure a cleaner ingredient list and have more control over the sweetness level. Get ready to enjoy a wonderfully satisfying gluten free Hedgehog slice.
For the Condensed Coconut Milk
2 x 270mL tins of coconut milk, refrigerated
1/4 cup agave syrup
For the Slice
250g Leda Arrowroot biscuits, roughly crushed
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 tbsp cacao
150g dairy free 70 per cent dark chocolate
100g coconut oil
For the Topping
200g dairy free 70 per cent dark chocolate
2 tbsp coconut oil
Extra biscuit crumbs and chopped walnuts for garnish
Place the coconut milk tins in the fridge overnight.
Next day, open tins carefully and scoop solid coconut cream into a medium-sized heavy-based saucepan. Save coconut water for another recipe.
Add agave syrup and simmer over medium–low heat for around 35–40 mins, or until thickened and reduced by half.
Remove the mixture from heat, set aside to cool.
Grease and line 18 x 28cm slice tin with baking paper, set aside.
Combine crushed biscuits, coconut, walnuts, and cacao in a mixing bowl.
Melt chocolate in bowl over saucepan of boiling water, ensuring water does not touch bowl. Stir frequently until chocolate is just melted, add coconut oil, continue to stir until combined.
Mix melted chocolate and condensed coconut milk with biscuit mixture.
Transfer mixture into prepared tin, pressing down firmly.
For topping, repeat chocolate melting process with remaining dark chocolate and coconut oil.
Pour over slice and top with extra chopped walnuts and biscuit crumbs.
Refrigerate until set, approx. 1–2 hours.
Remove from tin. Trim edges and cut into squares.
You can find Leda Arrowroot Biscuits in select Coles supermarkets or purchase online here