Thursday, 17 October 2013

You know you want some

As I write this post, I'm overlooking paddocks of wheat that are on the cusp of becoming golden and ready for harvest. It's inspiring me to get in the kitchen and use some flour! Which I will soon enough, as I plan to take over my parents' kitchen to bake up a storm for afternoon tea. The lads and I have come to the farm for a visit and that always means some good home cooking is in order.
This is not really one for the kiddies, although the big lad does happily devour it, this recipe is more of a treat for the big kids. It's my Mum's recipe, so I thought it fitting to share at the moment. Plus, it's just downright delicious and who can go past some good old fashioned caramel slice?!

Chocolate Caramel Slice

1 cup plain flour
1/2 brown sugar
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
125g melted butter
1 395g can condensed milk
50g butter
1/3 cup golden syrup
200g melted dark chocolate
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Pre-heat oven to 165 degrees Celsuis. Line a slice tin (about 18x28cm) with baking paper.
Combine flour, sugar and coconut in a bowl. Mix with a whisk to remove any sugar clumps. Add melted butter and stir (with a spoon) until combined. Press into tin and bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool.
Place condensed milk, butter and golden syrup in a saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth. 
Pour over base and bake for 25 minutes or until golden. Cool.
Combine chocolate and oil in a jug or bowl and melt in microwave (in 30 second bursts to avoid burning). Pour over caramel and allow to set. 
Cut into squares and enjoy!

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