"Inspired by Judy Rodgers in the wonderful Zuni Cafe cookbook. It’s one of those things that’s equally good hot from the oven, cooled to room temperature, or even reheated the next day. You won’t have any problems getting rid of any leftovers. This is a brilliant way to use up stale bread, but fresh can be used as well. Just make sure it’s a hearty rustic loaf, preferably sourdough – not something white and insipid. I used a vintage cheddar as my cheese but anything that makes good cheese on toast would work. This makes a wonderful vegetarian main course with a green salad on the side... it would also be a warming accompaniment to a roast chicken or even some roast beef."
A hedgehog is a chocolate-based, no-bake "cake", or slice that usually uses plain sweet biscuits (cookies) such as shortbread. It often has nuts as well. I've gone for a minimalist chocolate extravaganza but feel free to add nuts if you like.