Nanaimo Real Estate Blog December 2014

Being right before Christmas I thought I'd put this on instead of a real estate article.

I have eaten and served Nanaimo Bar's all over the world.

Official: Nanaimo Bar, Recipe - by Joyce Hardcastle

Nanaimo Bar Recipe

Bottom Layer

½ cup unsalted butter (European style cultured), ¼ cup sugar, 5 tbsp. cocoa, 1 egg beaten, 1 ¼ cups graham wafer crumbs

½ c. finely chopped almonds, 1 cup coconut

Melt first 3 ingredients in top of double boiler. Add egg and stir to cook and thicken.

Remove from heat.Stir in crumbs, coconut, and nuts. Press firmly into an un greased 8 inches x 8 inches pan.

Melt first 3 ingredients in top of double boiler. Add egg and stir to cook and thicken. Remove from heat. Stir in crumbs, coconut, and nuts. Press firmly into an un greased 8 inches x 8 inches pan.

Second Layer

½ cup unsalted butter, 2 Tbsp. and 2 Tsp. cream, 2 Tbsp. vanilla custard powder, 2 cups icing sugar

Cream butter, cream, custard powder, and icing sugar together well. Beat until light. Spread over bottom layer.

Third Layer

4 squares semi-sweet chocolate (1 oz. each), 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter

Melt chocolate and butter over low heat. Cool. Once cool, but still liquid, pour over second layer and chill in refrigerator.


Nanaimo Bar Cocktail

Nanaimo Bar Cocktail

This my personal recipe for a liquid version of Nanaimo's treat.

  • 1 ounce STOLICHNAYA Vodka
  • 1/2 ounce STOLICHNAYA Vanilla Vodka
  • 1/4 ounce Creme de Cacao Dark or Sheridan's Chocolate
  • 1/4 ounce Maulibu Cocnut Rum
  • 1 ounce Advocaat, a Dutch Egg Liqueur
  • splash of Frangelico or Amaretto (not too much it's strong and sweet)

Shake over ice and serve in a chilled martini glass.

To get fancy you can dip glass in melted chocolate ahead of time.

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