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Another one of my favourite desserts because it is moist with tasty chocolate glaze and quick. You can get these delicious little (or big) squares ready in about 30 minutes, so this recipe is handy to have when unexpected guests show up at your door. Or the expected ones but you realise that you forgot about the desert. Personal experience talk…
Makes 16 – 20 squares
2 cups all-purpose flour (or, my favourite, wholemeal Spelt flour)
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 cups light brown or Demerara sugar
1 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup sunflower oil
1 cup natural yoghurt
1 cup milk (skim is fine too)
1 tsp vanilla paste or seeds from 1 vanilla pod
Mix flour, baking powder, sugar and coconut together. Whisk milk, yoghurt, oil and vanilla paste (or seeds) together and add to dry ingredients. Pour the batter into well-greased and sprinkled with flour 9×13 baking pan and bake it in a preheated oven at 180C (350F) degrees for 25 – 30 minutes.
While your squares are baking, prepare the glaze in a small pan. Place:
100g cooking chocolate (plain or milk)
1 tbsp oil
2 tbsp milk
and melt it on low to medium heat, stirring occasionally so it does not stick to the pan.
Once the squares are ready, take them out of the oven and pour hot glaze over them. Let them cool before serving. Enjoy your dessert warm or cold with cream or ice-cream to your taste or simply on its own. Don’t forget a cup of coffee or tea…
You can keep them in a plastic container in the fridge for about 4-5 days, but if your house is anything like ours, the squares don’t stand a chance for more than a day :).