Oh my. My Grandmother (‘nana’) is a wonderful woman. She’s lived through a world war, three children, 5 grandchildren, over 50 years of marriage (still going strong :’) ) and 80 years of life. On top of that, she’s full of love. Like with many of her generation (and ours, no doubt!), love translates to food and speaks ‘Kitchen’. I present to you, one of her greatest gifts to her family and now the world.
As I type this, she is even making another batch because this one disappeared so quickly and we have more family coming tomorrow! I struggle to describe it in a way that does it justice. I mean, look at that not-too-crumbly crust, and rich chocolate topping, not to mention that luscious, superb, caramel filling. It’s divine.
It’s also one of my fondest memories, nana bringing out a huge tray of this for morning or afternoon tea, perhaps supper. Actually it’s so good I admit I eat it at anytime of the day. Please make it! Even if it’s just once, you will not regret it. Promise 🙂 I have also made Little & Friday’s caramel slice, which is proving popular. You can see the recipe here!
Nana’s Chocolate Caramel Slice
1&1/2 cups self raising flour
1 Tbsp cocoa
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup desiccated coconut
180g butter, melted
2 cans sweetened condensed milk
3 Tbsp golden syrup
1 egg yolk
200g dark chocolate
Line a 20 by 30 cm slice tin with baking paper and preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. In a large bowl, mix all the crust ingredients together and press evenly into the slice tin. Bake for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, make the topping. In a medium saucepan, melt together the filling ingredients until the butter is melted and all is combined, When the crust has baked 20 minutes, remove from the oven and pour the caramel on top, then bake for another 10 minutes until golden and set. Remove from oven and cool completely.
When cool, melt the chocolate and butter together in a bain marie or double boiler, until butter and chocolate has melted and all is combined and smooth. Spread evenly over the top of the the slice and chill until the chocolate has set.
Cut into squares, although you may want to leave it out of the fridge for 15 minutes so the chocolate has softened slightly and it is easier to cut (I didn’t do this before taking the photos shown, but hey, it was still delicious!).
Lasts… either until it all gets eaten or about 4 days 🙂
Have a lovely week everyone 🙂