Recipe of the week: Sport slice
Sport slice (sport szelet) is a great Hungarian snack. It has been around for over 60 years, making both young and old happy for decades. Other than Túró Rudi, the wonderful Hungarian mixture of cottage cheese and chocolate, Sport slice is a must for those wanting a taste of Hungary.
Sport slice first appeared on the market in 1953, when Népstadion – now Ferenc Puskás Stadium – was opened. Only 25 grams of sweetness, but the excellent fusion of cocoa and rum makes this piece of chocolate a living legend. It has preserved its signature green packaging over the years, adding a more retro feel to it nowadays.
In 1993, the company was bought by Kraft Foods. Pleasing chocolate-lovers all over the world, they made the XL version of the snack 45 grams, while the regular portion also increased to 33 grams, still keeping the original packaging.
In 2002, the chocolate grew even more, with the XXL version conquering the markets. In 2005, its cool version appeared in the form of a Sport ice lolly, making it the perfect summer treat.
Over the years, several flavours appeared, and the delicacy can be found in various sizes in every Hungarian shop. You do not have to go that far, though – there is a recipe to help fill your home (and stomach) with this special Hungarian treat…
Sport slice recipe
Ingredients for the sport slice
500 g plain biscuits
250 g butter
200 ml milk
200 g brown sugar
3 tbsp dark cocoa powder
20 ml rum essence
1 stick of vanilla
Ingredients for the glaze
150 g dark chocolate
1 tbsp sunflower oil
Grind the biscuits then add the cocoa powder and the pulverised vanilla. Heat and stir the butter, brown sugar and milk until the sugar is melted. Add this mixture to the ground biscuits along with the rum essence. Work these thoroughly together. Spread it in a lined tin and let it set in a cool place for about 1-2 hours.
Now prepare the chocolate glaze. Melt the chocolate (in a microwave or on the stove) and add in the oil. Spread it on top of the biscuity mixture once it is out from the fridge. Only slice it when the chocolate has set as well. Now the only thing left to do is enjoy!
For more snack ideas for the summer, check out this article about unique ice cream flavours.
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Source: sportszelet.hu, nosalty.hu