It's been a while since I've shared a recipe on this blog, but I could not resist showing what I made yesterday ...
The title of the recipe says it all ~ what's not to love! I have adapted this recipe slightly from the original one, which I found in an Australian Woman's Weekly cookbook.
This slice is made in three stages, but first you need to: preheat the oven to 180 degrees C; then, grease and line a 20cm x 30cm pan
Stage One ~ the base
125g chopped unsalted butter
155g chopped dark chocolate (I used Lindt 70% Cocoa)
2/3 cup caster sugar
3/4 cup plain flour, sifted
1/4 cup self-raising flour, sifted
Stir butter and chocolate in a saucepan over low heat until smooth. Cool.
Beat the egg and sugar in a bowl until thick and creamy. Stir in the cooled chocolate mixture and sifted flours. Spread mixture evenly into the prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven. Don't worry if it doesn't seem completely cooked at this stage, as it has to go back into the oven later.
Stage Two ~ the salted caramel filling
395g can of sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup golden syrup
2 teaspoons of sea salt
Stir all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat for about 10 minutes or until mixture thickens and becomes caramel in colour. Be careful to ensure the mixture does not catch and burn on the bottom of the saucepan ~ mix and/or adjust heat accordingly. Pour filling over the chocolate base and smooth with a spatula. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and cool for 10 minutes before refrigerating until cold.
Stage Three ~ the chocolate glaze
185g chopped dark chocolate
50g chopped unsalted butter
Stir chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat until smooth. Spread the chocolate glaze over the cold filling and base. Spread glaze with a spatula, then tap pan on the bench for an even surface.
Refrigerate until set (a couple of hours), then cut into small pieces as this slice is delicious but very rich!
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.
I will be adding this recipe to the little list of recipes I have shared on the sidebar to the right of this post. Enjoy!