While my compadre Marty is busy growing her own yeast in her kitchen (yes, not only does she make her own bread from scratch, she also grows her own yeast! OMG, if the woman were a super hero, she’s be Super Yeast Woman), I was looking for the easiest recipe that didn’t require much prep nor cooking at all. My friend was cooking dinner for us and Iwanted to bring a dessert along; the problem was, I didn’t feel up to an elaborate recipe. I wanted a two-step rather than a 12-step recipe.
I was glancing through an interesting recipe book a colleague lent me — Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2, from the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Australia — my eye caught sight of this recipe for Hedgehog Slices, something I hadn’t eaten in decades.
You will not believe how easy this recipe is (unless of course you’ve tried it yourself, in which case you will know how easy it is :)); or how cute they look. I had Hedgehogs or Chocolate Hedgehog Slices, to be precise when I was 14 or some ridiculous age like that. My sister made them for me and at the time I thought she was the best cook in the world. They tasted great — a chocolate dessert like none I’d ever tried before. They are kinda like KitKats but better because there’s an extra layer of something in them. Later I discovered this was a little bit of coconut.