October 10, 2012

Suklaaviipaleet - Chocolate Biscuit Slice

The festive season is moving in and I'm making the most of the cooler weather to bake treats for later. These chocolate biscuit slices are a childhood favourite and I am excited to share the recipe with you!

Pikkujoulukausi lähestyy, joten käytän viileämmät ilmat hyväksi leipomalla herkkuja valmiiksi pakastimeen. Suklaaviipaleet ovat lapsuusajan herkku joita ei ole tullut leivottua pitkään aikaan. Vihdoin sai herkutella näilläkin!

Chocolate Biscuit Slice
(recipe adapted from pirkka.fi)

150g (unsalted, organic) butter
75g raw caster sugar
35g raw vanilla sugar
2 tablespoons treacle or dark syrup
1 egg + 1 egg for brushing
210g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons unsweetened, dark cacao
pearl sugar, for topping

1. Preheat the oven to 175C and line two baking trays with baking paper.

2. Beat soft butter, sugar and syrup until light and creamy. Beat in one egg, then add the mixed dry ingredients. Mix well to combine into a smooth dough. 

3. Divide the dough into four portions. Roll each portion into a long bar, then press slightly to flatten. Place the bars on baking trays (2 on each), brush with egg and sprinkle with pearl sugar. 

4. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and immediately cut the bars into slices (diagonal shape is traditional for these biscuits), then leave to cool completely. Store in an airtight container, preferably in the freezer.


  1. Näyttää tosi herkullisilta! Ja maidon kanssa varmasti erityisesti ;)

  2. Beautiful photos!!! And the biscuits look delicious, too :)


  3. I love your food styling. It's gorgeous!

  4. Looks delicious! I would so love to try some. I am sure it tastes great.

  5. This looks like brownie biscotti!! A must try for sure!! Thanks for the recipe

  6. Your photos are truly wondrous :) ! Love scrolling back and forth and going into a bit of a 'daydream' as a break from work :) ! Also huge fun is comparing your Finnish with my Estonian: hmm, every third word kind'of . . . :D !

  7. Wow.. you have pearl sugar! I haven't seen it in Australia.. Do you know where I could buy some?

    1. Hi Leta,

      There are a few places that sell the Finnish type pearl sugar in Sydney: Nordic Fusion in Mosman and Manly and a deli in Chatswood (Chatswood Chase, I've forgotten the name of it, but it's next to Fruit Ezy). There could be more but you can definitely find it at least in these stores!


    2. Thanks Maria. I was worried you would say you brought it in your suitcase over from Finland:)

  8. they sound delicious & I love your photos :)

  9. Just love how you relate supplies with this one. :) So neat and delicious. So attractive.

  10. So amazing photos! And the bisquits look so delicious:) Thanks for the sharing!

  11. Beautiful photos Maria & what a wonderful chocolate slice! Rich & chocolatey & a little warmth from the cinnamon... delicious :)


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