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Tuesday, 12 May 2009

You Say Whoppers I Say Maltesers!



Where I live these delightful confections of malted milk balls are called Maltesers but perhaps in your part of the world you would know them as Whoppers? However, wherever you live they still remain the same temptations of light and crunchy, in a sphere-shaped with malted centres and dressed in a layer of creamy chocolate - *slurp*. Now if you’ve not tried these little beauties you really are missing out, but if you are like my Mr R. (hubby) you’re already totally hooked on them!

These bars are simplicity itself to make by melting and mixing a few ingredients; baking the chocolate base and spreading over the malted topping with a sprinkling of chopped Maltesers. All that remains to do is cut into bars and sit back and enjoy!


*My apologies for my absent lately once again in the blogosphere! I evidently spoke too soon when I mentioned my back felt on the mends because I've spent since my last post here resting up in bed. Oh well on the upside of things, it has given me chance to bookmark bakes that took my fancy in magazines and books. I’m looking forward to getting back into the swing of things once again*.



Malteser Bars or Whopper Bars

Ingredients

Chocolate Base:
175g (6 oz) unsalted butter, cut into cubes
175g (6 oz) good quality milk chocolate, broken up into squares
350g (12 oz) granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
225g (8 oz) plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
Malted Milk Topping:
100g (4 oz) malted milk powder, (Horlicks)
3 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
40g (1½ oz) butter
150g (5 oz) icing sugar
150g (5 oz) maltesers /whoppers, roughly chopped

You will need a metal baking tin measuring 33cm by 23cm (13 inch by 9 inch) lined with foil (over lapping at each long side with foil) grease foil.

Method

Preheat oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/350°F/Gas mark 4.

For the chocolate base: In a small bowl combine the flour, salt and baking powder set aside for later.

In a large saucepan melt the butter and chocolate stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar and vanilla extract. Beat in the eggs until blended in and then lastly the flour mixture until it’s fully combined. Spread the mixture over the prepared baking tin levering the top with a spatula. Place into the preheated oven and bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool in the tin on a wire rack.

For the malted milk topping: In a small bowl stir together the malted milk powder, milk and vanilla extract until combined into a smooth mixture. In another bowl, add the butter and icing sugar and beat together until blended, add to the malted mixture and beat together.

When the chocolate base is nearly cold spread all the malted topping over with a spatula until fully covered and then top with the chopped maltesers. When the topping is firm, transfer with the foil to a chopping board. Cut into bars to the size you wish each bar to be.

Lastly, sit back and relax arming yourself with one of these gorgeous bars and relish in its wonderful delights......


61 comments:

Ria said...

Oh my god!! They are sooo good!! Can I have one please ?? :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love Maltesers! That beautiful treat look so good!

Cheers,

Rosa

Jeena said...

Maltesers or Whoppers it is still a gorgeous cake what ever the name! Love the spongy texture and yummy balls on top of the cake. :-)

Sylvie said...

Rose, I'm glad you're feeling better!

The Malteser bars look fabulous.

Priya said...

Wowwww gorgeous!fabulous!!!

Taz said...

Malteasers are my favourite chocolate so I will definately have to give this a go. :)

Mary said...

OMG how delicious!

Coleen's Recipes said...

What a fun cake!

Caroline said...

Glad you're feeling better. And these looks yummy! Love Whoppers :)

Bunny said...

Oh how I love whoppers, this looks fantastic. I hope your up and around soon with out any pain!

Heather said...

Umm! Can you express mail a package to NYC! I'm going to try this recipe - Myers of Keswick here sells Maltesers and Horlicks (I hear that Maltesers taste better than Whoppers). Yum!

Ashwini said...

OMG they looks so good and yummy. Very tempting..Yummmm

nath said...

I luv chocolate cakes... looks great :)

Katiecakes said...

They look super yummy Rose! I must try these out some time! Fab!

Glad you're feeling better :)

Katie xox

The Caked Crusader said...

Didn't know what to do first - leave a comment or print the recipe!

Happy cook said...

Rosie good to see you back.
Ilove matleese and like Mr.R i am aslo addicted to them and this cake looks so so yummy delicous with them.

Maria♥ said...

I say Maltesers ;o) Those look amazing and I know my boys would love those!!!

Rosie, so glad to see you back!

Maria
x

George said...

They look wonderful Rosie, I just love. maltesers

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

We call them Whoppers, but I think Maltesers is a better name! ;P

Beth said...

You can't beat Maltesers - these look divine

Ivy said...

I love, love, love Maltesers but have not idea what malted milk is.

Rhyleysgranny said...

Rosie so good to see you back :) I hope your back is a lot better. No wonder you have been out of the loup. Look after yourself girl. Those malteser bars look wonderful x

Gloria said...

WOW!! Rosie these look absolutely amazing, wonderful and so cute!!! Love them!! xGloria

Cakelaw said...

Delicious Rosie! We call them Maltesers in Oz.

Ingrid said...

The last time I tried a whopper I was very young and didn't like it but your bars look wonderful. I think I need to give them (& whoppers) another try.

Are the ovaltine and carnation brands of malted milk powder? I've looked at them a time or two but haven't been certain they're what I need.
~ingrid

Btw, I hope your back feels better soon.

Hornsfan said...

These look delicious, I'll take one please! Glad you're back, hope that you're feeling up to par again :)

A_and_N said...

I adore Maltesers!! OMG, this is such a smart idea!

I'm so going to make this soon. Mebbe for my father in law's bday!

Half Baked said...

Wow I think I just call this delicious!

Elra said...

Yummy!!!!!
I love that whoppers sounds... I can imagine the crunch when you sink i your teeth into this dessert. Delicious!

Sara said...

These look so delicious! I love anything that involves malt balls, they're one of my favorite candies.

sowmya said...

something new for me..looks yumm..

Grace said...

although i'm not a fan of the candy itself, these bars look so moist, i couldn't resist them i'm sure. i greatly prefer the name malteser to whopper--it's much more fun!

Antonia said...

I know that I would never be able to resist one of these lovely treats - how delicious!

pinkstripes said...

I love it! Sounds very very delicious.

The Blonde Duck said...

Those look delicious! I hope you feel better!

Fabby's Cupcaker ;) said...

Your blog it's really yumi yumi!!!

Felicidades, está padrísimo y todas las recetas deliciosas!

Junglefrog said...

Those look delicious Rosie! Sorry to hear that your back gave you trouble again! Hope it stays well this time!

from my motorhome to yours said...

holy cow, I have to make this!!!!
your blog is great

dabrah said...

Looks delicious and less fattening too?

James said...

Funny - I thought Whoppers came with cheese, relish and gherkins.....

Good to see you back!

Christy said...

Goodness, this looks amazing! I love whoppers! Love your blog. :-)

Faery said...

I am glad that you feel fine now, Rosie in my country we don't have those malteser but they look so delicious and good ... yum the cake looks deliicous too, we don't have malted milk anylonger in my country but I have malt extrac would that be good for this recipe-(I hate to have a dictator and not a Queen in my country)

Deborah said...

My husband loves malted milk, so I should make him a batch of these!

Katie said...

Yum these look fab. When I was younger my friends and I used to always try and pick maltesers up with straws or chopsticks for party games. Seeing these brought back good memories.

Hope your back is feeling better

♥Rosie♥ said...

Thanks so much for calling by and for all your kind words my ‘dear’ friends old and new :0)

I am still taking things slowly with my back and enjoying getting back into my kitchen at last.

Faery, Ingrid and Ivy, I have found a few links that can explain better than i about Malted milk – I do hope this helps.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malted_milk

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ovaltine

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horlicks

Best wishes Rosie x

J.Danger said...

You know me and malt balls! You had me at the title!

giz said...

Where do you dream up these incredible sweets. I could sure use your help in the decorating department - it seems I'm a dismal failure.

sunita said...

Yummy cake...my hubby's addicted to Malteasers too :-)

The Girl said...

These look amazing!! I'm never going to be able to lose weight :( but who cares when there are things like this to eat!

Hope you're feeling better soon and your back is on the mend.

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

We call them Whoppers here or malted milk balls. I haven't had these in forever, but they are so yummy. And your cake looks absolutely scrumptious!

I have an award for you over at my site.

Donna-FFW said...

My goodness.. these look incredible. Malt balls are one of our favorites here. I know they would be thoroughly enjoyed!

alskamom said...

This looks so delicious!! My daughter absolutely loves malt balls. I'm definitely going to have to try this recipe for her.

Margaret said...

We love Maltezers and these look like a winner.

Anne said...

Ooh Rosie, you have pulled it out of the bag again and produced a delicious looking and sounding dessert! Will look forward to making this soon!

Am sorry to hear your back is giving you pain again, hope it heals fully and very soon xx

JillyB said...

Hope the back's feeling better Rosie. They're known as Maltesers down under and that cake looks one of the best ways to use them.
BTW do you remember the Maltesers advert where the girls are driving round a roundabout to get the maltesers out of the bag? Well, it's just made an appearence on Oz tv!Talk about recycling!

Bellini Valli said...

Glad to hear you are back on the mend again Rosie. I always look forward to your tempting posts:D

♥Rosie♥ said...

Thanks ladies for your kind comments. Sounds like there are quite a few fans of malt balls, my hubby is not alone *giggle*...

T.G. A little of what you fancy does you good or so they say ;0)

Giz - your skills are A1 in the decorating department :0)

Jilly, I do remember that advert yes....

Bawhahahaha - love the bit when you wrote *Talk about recycling!*

Donna-FFW a warm welcome to my little blog and lovely to *see* you here :0)

Anne and Aka Mom my hubby loved these and I'm sure they will be a treat in your households too

Jerri I'll be over and thank you SO much for thinking of me sweetie :0)

Also thanks for all the well wishes re:back of mine my 'dear' friends...

Best wishes Rosie xoxo

beach houses said...

sooo yummy... I'm looking forward to next yummy post..

cookies and cups said...

I love Whoppers and these look SO good! Very cute pictures too!

♥Rosie♥ said...

Thanks B.H. and Cookies and cups - it's really lovely to *see* you here and I hope you will call back soon :0)

Best wishes Rosie x

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