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Rich Caramel Slices

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Serves 8

A thick and creamy caramel wedged in between golden pastry and cold chocolate

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Ingredients

  • For the pastry
  • 115g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 175g plain flour
  • 55g golden caster sugar
  • Filling and topping
  • 200g butter
  • 115g caster sugar
  • 3tbsp golden syrup
  • 400g canned condensed milk
  • 200g plain chocolate broken into pieces

Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas mark 4. Grease and line the base of a 23cm/9inch shallow cake tin.
    2. Place the butter, flour and sugar in a food processor and process until they begin to bind together. Press the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the top. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 mins, or until golden.
    3. Meanwhile, make the filling. Place the butter, sugar, golden syrup and condensed milk in a saucepan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil and simmer for 6-8mins, stirring constantly, until the mixture becomes very thick. Remove the shortbread base form the oven, pour over the filling and chill in the fridge until firm.
    4. To make the topping, melt the chocolate in the in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of gently simmering water. Remove from the heat, leave to cool slightly, and then spread over the caramel. Chill in the fridge until set. Cut into 12 pieces with a sharp knife and serve.

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