Friday, July 24, 2009
On a Mission
I have mentioned on my blog a number of times that caramel slice is my youngest sister’s favourite. To be completely honest, it is actually my favourite too and I love making it. Tan slice is probably my favourite style of caramel slice – particularly chocolate tan slice. When I was in Christchurch a few weeks ago my Dad and I went to the Cup, a wonderful café in the Cashmere hills. I had the most delicious piece of tan slice there. A vanilla tan slice, but with thick caramel and chocolate chips as well as the crumble on the top. Oh my goodness, it was so good!
Last weekend my second to youngest sister was up, so I made some chocolate tan slice for her to take home with her (my two youngest sister live in the same town). I always like to make new recipes, even though I have a fabulous chocolate tan square recipe that I have devised myself and which I have put on my blog in the past. I had a look through some books and found a recipe for an oaty tan slice in Allyson Gofton’s book Bake. I decided to make it a chocolate oaty tan slice as Hayley prefers chocolate slices, so I took out ¼ c flour and added in ¼ c dutched cocoa. The oats were actually a bit of a token gesture and unless you knew they were there, I don’t think you would notice them. I also found that the mixture was a bit dry and didn’t make enough for the topping – I had to add a few more oats and butter to stretch it to cover the base. So, I don’t actually rate this recipe that much and even though it looks delicious (and was delicious) it was not a recipe I would put in my recipe book if I was writing one (being my life long dream!). If you want a delicious chocolate tan slice recipe go to my recipe here.
Oh, and if you are ever in a café and try a piece of caramel slice that you think is the best, let me know what it is like so I can try and re-create it. I am on a life long mission for the best ever caramel slice