Snickers Slice

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Sweet and crunchy snickers slice is not for the faint hearted. It sure has a caramel packed kick with nutty peanuts and dark chocolate. Everyone’s sweet tooth was extremely happy when I presented them with this one to try. I enjoyed mine with a nice hot cup of tea on a Sunday afternoon.

 

Snickers Slice

Ingredients:

Caramel
2x tin 395gm condense milk
100g butter
2 tbsp golden syrup
1 cup toasted peanuts
Base
1 cup toasted peanuts
250gm packet malt biscuits
180gm butter, melted
Topping
250gm Dark chocolate
2tbsp coconut oil

Method:

  1. Pre-heat oven 180 fan bake.
  2. Toast 2 cups plain peanuts for 15 minutes until golden brown.
  3. In food processor add malt biscuits and 1 cup of toasted peanuts. Blitz until a chunky texture has formed add , melted butter.
  4. Line baking dish with baking paper and press in the crumb. Press crumb firmly into the dish.
  5. Combine  condense milk and golden syrup in a microwave safe jug. Microwave for 2 minutes, then stir repeat 2 times and on the 3rd time add the butter and stir in.
  6. Pour caramel over base and sprinkle with remanding 1 cup toasted peanuts, bake for 25minutes, until golden and bubbling.
  7. Allow to cool completely, combine chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl and melt for 1 minute. Stir well to remove all lumps and pour over the set cooled caramel. Allow to set and enjoy a slice with a nice cup of tea or coffee.

Easy Salted Caramel

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Salted Caramel

This recipe for salted caramel only calls for 5 ingredients and is pretty easy to make. Great for sundaes, cupcake filling, milkshakes anything you can dream of you can use it in.

I made banana and salted caramel filo pastries finished with walnuts, mascarpone and a dusting of cinnamon.
Perfect for a late night sugar hit on a quiet Friday night.

Ingredients:

1 250 g can condense milk
5 tbsp. golden syrup
1 tsp. vanilla essence
50g butter, cubed
1 tsp flaky sea salt or 1/2 tsp table salt

Method:

  1. In a small pot combine condense milk, golden syrup and vanilla. Heat over a low to medium heat until well combined, bring to a simmer constantly stirring to avoid burning.
  2. After 2 minutes add cubed butter stir in until well combine, add salt and stir well.
  3. Cook until the mixture thickens around 5-8 minutes, still stirring constantly.
  4. You will know the caramel is done when it coats the back of a spoon and when you run your finger through doesn’t run. *see picture below.
  5. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or eaten!

Makes: 1 cup salted caramel

Combine condensed milk, golden syrup and vanilla in a medium size pot.

Combine condensed milk, golden syrup and vanilla in a medium size pot.

Add cubed butter followed by salt, stir well to combine simmer for 5-8 minutes until thickened.

Add cubed butter followed by salt, stir well to combine simmer for 5-8 minutes until thickened.

Once mixture is thick and coats the back of the spoon and doesn't run like above your caramel is ready.

Once mixture is thick and coats the back of the spoon and doesn’t run like above your caramel is ready.

Cool and store in an airtight container or jar in the fridge.

Cool and store in a airtight container or jar in the fridge.

Sweet Sundays

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Sunday

A day that marks the end of another week. I have been pretty busy over the last week and haven’t been posting much at all lately. So I decided it was about time to get back into it. With the rain clouds hanging around and friends craving something sweet I thought of what I loved as a kid and when i think about it one of the top things would have to be mums chocolate caramel slice!!
Caramel slice is New Zealand favourite found in many grandparents recipe books it brings back memories for all.

Heres an easy recipe for chocolate caramel slice from my family to yours.

Chocolate Caramel Slice

Ingredients:

Base
175g butter, softened
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 egg, beaten
2 cups plain flour
1 tsp. baking powder
3 tbsp. cocoa

Caramel Filling
1 1/2 375g cans sweetened condensed milk
5 tbsp. golden syrup
30g butter, cubed

Chocolate Icing
2 cups icing sugar, sifted
3 tbsp. cocoa, sifted
2-3 tbsp boiling water
1 tsp butter, melted

Method:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees. Line medium deep rectangular baking dish with baking paper.
  2. In stand mixer bowl combine softened butter and sugar, beat for 5 minutes until pale yellow and fluffy.
  3. Add beaten egg and beat until combined.
  4. Sift in flour, cocoa and baking soda beat for 1 minute until well combined.
  5. Pour into lined baking dish, press evenly over the base, dock with a fork and bake for 15 minutes.
  6. In a small pot combine condense milk and golden syrup. Cook over a medium heat for 3 minutes until well combined.
  7. Whisk in cubes of butter, until incorporated, cook for 2 minutes until mixture thickens stirring so the bottom doesn’t burn.
  8. Remove base from oven, pour over caramel and return to the oven for 10-15 minutes until the caramel is lightly browned and bubbling.
  9. Remove from oven and cool.
  10. Once slice is cool in a small bowl combine icing sugar, cocoa, melted butter and hot water. stir with a fork until thick spreadable consistency is reached. ( you don’t want it to runny.)
  11. Pour chocolate icing onto the cooled slice evenly smooth it over and allow to set before cutting.
Cream butter and sugar until pale yellow and fluffy.

Cream butter and sugar until pale yellow and fluffy.

Sift flour, baking powder and cocoa into creamed butter.

Sift flour, baking powder and cocoa into creamed butter.

Correct texture for base.

Correct texture for base.

Press evenly into lined baking dish and dock with a fork.

Press evenly into lined baking dish and dock with a fork.

Add condense milk and golden syrup to a pot cook for 3 minutes.

Add condense milk and golden syrup to a pot cook for 3 minutes.

Whisk in butter and cook for a further 2 minutes.

Whisk in butter and cook for a further 2 minutes.

Pour caramel into pre-cooked slice base.

Pour caramel into pre-cooked slice base.

Smooth over.

Smooth over.

Bake for a further 10-15 minutes until lightly golden.

Bake for a further 10-15 minutes until lighly golden.

Once cool, ice with chocolate icing and enjoy.

Once cool, ice with chocolate icing and enjoy.

From my home to yours

Apple Heaven
Apple Heaven

Tonight I had a sweet tooth coming on so I decided to head to the fruit one ripe banana and 3 crispy golden delicious apples.
What next?
Well I am thinking a baked apple filled with a coconut milk and cinnamon caramel , fresh banana and served with white chocolate vanilla bean custard with French vanilla ice-cream. This is my choice of spending a night with great friends.

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Would you like this recipe to try at home? I PROMISE you will make your guests smile.

Comment below and I will post a recipe.

Its  a simple easy dessert on the table within in 30 minutes it has a beautiful contrast of flavours from tart apple too sweet caramelized banana and a velvety smooth vanilla bean custard. You will enjoy this as much as I did I PROMISE!