Tuesday, October 23, 2007
re-creating caramel slice
My youngest sister, Hayley, came up from the Hawkes Bay to stay in the weekend. Her favourite thing is caramel slice and I usually make some for her – chocolate shortcake base with caramel and then chocolate topping. But this time she told me that there is a café in Hastings that sells caramel slice that she adores and she bought a piece up with her for me to re-create.
To be honest I didn’t think that the one Hayley wanted me to make was as nice as the caramel slice that I usually make. It was a bit like tan square, but chocolate, and it almost tasted like it wasn’t cooked through properly. The chocolate taste was a little insipid – I like a more pronounced chocolate flavour.
The one that I made is above. I actually preferred my one! It is a little more chocolatey than the original and not quite as sugary. The caramel is really yummy – quite gooey and rich! The recipe I created is below:
Tammy’s chocolate caramel slice
1 c sugar
1 tbsp golden syrup
2 c flour
¼ c cocoa
1 ½ tsp baking powder
· Soften butter until almost melted and then cream with sugar. Add golden syrup and then egg.
· Stir in rest of ingredients.
· Press half the mixture into a lined 23cm square tin. Pour over caramel (see below) and then patch rolled out pieces of the remaining dough over the top to cover.
· Bake at 170 deg for about 20 minutes
Melt together 1 400g tin condensed milk, ½ c brown sugar, 2 tbsp golden syrup and 50g butter, stirring until thick