Fruit and nut chocolate slices


250g shortcrust pastry
125g apricot jam
3 large free-range eggs
175g soft brown sugar
50g melted butter
75g plain flour
100g walnuts, chopped
100g semi-dried apricots, chopped
250g Raisin & Hazelnut chocolate


Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a 20 x 30cm cake tin.

Roll out the pastry to fill the base of the tin, and bake for 15 minutes.

Leave to cool, and then spread over the jam.

Whisk the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy, and fold in the melted butter, flour and walnuts.

Spread evenly over the pastry. Return to the oven for 25-30 minutes. Remove and leave to cool.

Scatter the apricots over the cake. Melt the chocolate and cover the cake. Cool before slicing.

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