Thursday, March 26, 2009

You have to try this one

In the weekend I was looking for something different to bake and wanted to make something that would really appeal to my husband. Looking through my recipes I found this recipe for a toffee slice using chopped up jersey caramels.

Well, this slice sure is moreish! I am usually pretty good at not eating things once they are baked (I prefer the raw mixture) but this combination of almonds, jersey caramels and chocolate was just too good to resist! Ostensibly I made the slice for the tradesmen on our house, but I think my husband and I made a pretty good attempt at devouring most of it ourselves. I would say that I will definitely make this again, but it may be too dangerous to have in the house!!!

Last night we had chicken for dinner. I followed a recipe from Cuisine about 5 years ago for chicken thighs cooked with cumin, ginger, coriander, sliced onions, chicken stock, chick peas and dried apricots – kind of like a casserole. I browned the thighs first, then removed them, sweated the onions, added the spices, the reserved chicken and other ingredients and then simmered for about 30 minutes until cooked and thickened. We had this with bulghar wheat mixed with spinach and almonds and green beans. A very easy but tasty dinner. I really enjoyed the Moroccan flavours of the meal.

Chocolate Caramel Almond Slice (Julie Le Clerc recipe from NZ WW)

125g butter
¾ c brown sugar
¼ c sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
¾ c flour
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp grated nutmeg
170g jersey caramels or soft toffee, chopped
¾ c blanched almonds, chopped
¾ c dark chocolate bits

· Cream butter and sugars, add egg and vanilla
· Stir in remaining ingredients
· Press into a 18 x 27cm slice tin (the mixture is quite wet) and bake at 170c for 25 minutes or until set
Once cold cut into pieces


Snooky doodle said...

these look so good :)

Cakelaw said...

Tammy, this sounds too wonderful! As a kid, I used to eat jersey caramels by the bag (I was a chubby kid!), so I know that I am going to adore this.

Elyse said...

Oh my goodness. These toffee bars sounds delicious! I'm saving this recipe for sure. I've never seen a bar like this before, and I can't wait to try them. YUM!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy. I could not find Jersey Caramels so I used Pixie Caramel balls instead. I used the chocolate that fell off the balls when chopping them to melt and drizzle over the top of the cooled slice. I am pretty happy with the end result and think they will disappear quickly. Thank you for posting the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Tammy, this looks so good that I had to try making some. Can you tell me where I can get jersey caramels. I'm in Remuera. :)

Tammy said...


I got mine at the bulk bin at the supermarket