September 14, 2007

Caramel Slice

On one beautiful day, we received a sorrow news that our beloved aunt Doris had passed away. I knew very little of aunt Doris, yet simply loved my little lunch time with her and Margaret at their apartment in Orewa. I always remember how lovely her shepherd pie and her wonderful little cookies. She had been unwell for months. Now she would not feel no more pain although we could only say farewell, aunt Doris. Rest in Peace.

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Caramel Slice

Source: Edmonds Cookbook

This caramel slice is quite sweet, and I have to cut the sugar out by half, that's why I have a thin icing. For the chocolate icing, I simply melted dark chocolate and drizzle it on the icing.

150g butter,
1 Tbs golden syrup,
½ cup brown sugar,
1 cup plain flour,
1 tsp baking powder,
1 cup rolled oats

Melt butter, golden syrup and brown sugar in a saucepan large enough to mix all the ingredients. Mix in flour, baking powder and rolled oats until combined. Press into a shallow 20cm square cake tin lined on the base with baking paper. Bake at 180C for 15 minutes. Spread with warm caramel icing and top with chocolate icing. Cut into squares or fingers.

Caramel Icing

1 cup brown sugar,
2 Tbs condensed milk,
2 Tbs butter,
1 cup icing sugar,
1 Tbs hot water

Combine brown sugar, condensed milk and butter in a saucepan. Heat until bubbling and remove from heat. Add icing sugar and water. Beat to combine.


Jen said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhh my mouth is watering

Jen said...

oh and you are in my prayers sori about your aunty

Arfi Binsted said...

jen: thank you. hugs.

Barbara said...

Sorry to hear about Aunt Doris.

Arfi Binsted said...

barbara: thank you, barb. i thought you've been away already?