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How to make Chocolate Concrete

Try the recipe for chocolate concrete with your children. Make sure they’re well covered – you can buy children’s aprons (as well as small mixing bowls, spoons and moulds) from many baking suppliers.

What you need:

  • 160g (5.5 oz) butter or margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 25g (1 oz) cocoa powder
  • 225g (8 oz) self-raising flour
  • 175g (6 oz) granulated sugar

What to do:

  • Pre heat oven to gas mark 3 / 170C or 160C (fan oven)
  • Melt the butter, add the sugar and mix well
  • Add the flour and cocoa and mix well until you have a stiff consistency
  • Beat the egg and gently mix into the flour mixture
  • Put the mixture into a greased 30cm x 18cm (12"x7") baking tray, gently press into the corners and flatten into the tin
  • Sprinkle with a little water and place in the top half of the oven for 45 minutes
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with sugar
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes then cut into required size pieces and place on a wire tray

You can either eat it as it is – or make some pink custard to go with it!