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July 6, 2012 / mintcustard

Andy Murray mint slice

Yeah, yeah, I know, lousy title but there are so many really lovely strawberry and cream cakes out there in honour of the tennis at  Queens Club and Wimbledon that I had to do something different.

What was I going to make to eat whilst  watching tennis in the coming weeks and hopefully on Finals day itself if Andy gets through? We have a little joke in our house that says Andy remains British until he loses at which point he reverts back to being Scottish again. I thought I’d pay homage to these roots by using an oatmeal based biscuit as the first layer in a tray-bake. Chocolate always tops off these oatycakes nicely but what to put in the middle. Didn’t think that strawberries or cream would work here.  I do still have some freeze dried strawberries in the cupboard and for a minute I was about to pour them into the oatycake mixture.

Then I released my inner schoolgirl.

Of course, Andy Murray, murray mint – I had to use a mint fondant filling. Puerile I know but hopefully it made you smile too.

For the biscuit base i used my chocolate Oatycakes recipe. Make the biscuit but don’t then top the mixture with the orange and chocolate icing. Use this instead.

Mint fondant filling and chocolate topping

30g butter,

2 cups icing sugar

1 tsp mint extract

2 tbsp milk

1 200g bar of dark chocolate

Allow the oatycakes to cool in the baking  tray. In a large saucepan melt 30g of butter. Stir in 1 tsp of  mint extract and 2 tbsp of milk. Beat in 2 cups of icing sugar. You can colour this green if you want to but I don’t bother. Whilst still warm spread the fondant over the baked base and cool again.

Melt the chocolate in a pyres bowl either over a pan of hot water or in the microwave. Smear over the fondant and put somewhere chilly to cool.

Cut into small squares and serve with a cup of tea.

New balls please!

I’m going to submit this into this month’s “We should cocoa” challenge as it is MINT! Thank you to A kick in the pantry door for hosting as well as Chocolate Log Blog and Chocolate Teapot too.

I am going to enter this into the Tea time treats summer fair bakes challenge hosted this month by lavender and lovage. Last month’s magnificent round up of berries baking can be found here hosted by What Kate Baked

Given that Andy Murray and his brother Jamie are competing for Team GB in the doubles at tennis I think these may also qualify for this month’s calendar cakes challenge too. July has an Olympic theme. Hosted by Laura at Lauralovescakes and Rachel at Dollybakes this new baking challenge uses the wonderful premise that there must be something new to bake for and celebrate every month! Thank you for hosting.


 I have also joined up these Andy Murray mint slices to the “Sporting snacks” link up at Ren Behan’s fantastic blog Fabulicious food. I’m also entering my Olympic torch cupcakes to this Blog event as well.

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  1. Karen Burns Booth / Jul 6 2012 4:11 pm

    WHAT a FABULOUS and VERY topical entry! I LOVE it Becky! And there can’t be many people who don’t like mint and chocolate too! SUPER Tea Time Treats entry! Karen

  2. Laura loves cakes / Jul 6 2012 9:16 pm

    Thanks so much for another great entry into Calendar Cakes…this is fabulous…and it’s certainly thinking outside the box!! I will be cheering Andy on, on Sunday and also at the Olympics!! I wish I had a slice of this to enjoy at the same time! 🙂

  3. Ren Behan / Jul 9 2012 12:58 pm

    Yummy! A perfect Sporting Snack. Such a shame Andy lost but it was one the of the best matches I have watched and I think he did so so well to hang on in there and make Roger work so hard! Thanks for linking up x

  4. Laura loves cakes / Jul 9 2012 9:27 pm

    I would imagine Andy Murray could really do with an Andy Murray Mint Slice today!!! It brought a tear to my eye yesterday when he welled up!! Thanks for entering Calendar Cakes with another fab bake! 🙂

  5. Mich - Piece of Cake / Jul 10 2012 7:37 am

    Hi, I am visiting through Tea Time Treats. The mint fondant and chocolate combination sounds totally decadent, a great tea time treat for sure!

    • mintcustard / Jul 10 2012 9:35 pm

      Thank you so much for visiting, the mint and chocolate slice appears a little decadent but it’s ease to make really puts it firmly into the family favourite bracket in our house.

  6. Choclette / Jul 10 2012 2:36 pm

    Far more substantial than After Eights, these look delightful and I am bookmarking them forthwith!

    • mintcustard / Jul 10 2012 9:36 pm

      Yep a bit like an after eight following boot camp! Let me know how yours turn out and if you like the taste too.

  7. Victoria Lee / Jun 20 2013 11:12 pm

    Great title, great post and a great bake! Thank you so much for entering them into We Should Cocoa 🙂

  8. Choclette / Jul 1 2013 8:05 pm

    These look splendid and very tempting indeed, but you could have used MINT CUSTARD! Thanks for entering them into We Should Cocoa.

    It’s good to see you back 🙂

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