Monday, March 7, 2011

Horto's Caramel Slice

This is my workmate Horto. Say hi to Horto everyone!

Horto loves to cook and brought in a sample of his latest creation, his version of caramel slice. It was amazing! Creamy and crumbly and just delicious!

Here is his recipe:

Horto's Caramel Slice

200g macadamia shortbread
100g butter
1 tin condensed milk
1 handful walnuts

· Bring a saucepan of water to the boil then simmer.
· Remove label from tin of condensed milk and add tin to the simmering water. Leave for two hours with lid on saucepan.
· Crush shortbread into a reasonably fine crumb. For a more rustic feel, leave larger chunks of shortbread in the mixture.
· Melt 100g butter and add to crumb mixture, combine evenly.
· Press mixture evenly into the base of a medium sized container (approx 15cm x 15cm) and place in fridge for 30 mins to set.
· Once condensed milk has been simmering for two hours, remove from heat and spoon contents evenly over shortbread base. The condensed milk should have turned into a caramel with a much thicker consistency than condensed milk.
· Roughly crush walnuts and sprinkle over the caramel then sit in the fridge for a further 30 mins to set.

* Obviously shortbread flavour is to taste so could substitute with any flavour.
* Another variation of this which I just made up would be instead of the walnuts, maybe thinly slice some banana, spread evenly over the caramel and finish with some crushed peanuts. That would be awesome too!

Thanks Horto!!

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Horto said...

This looks so nice! Might make it up this weekend

4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle said...

Yum! Looks delish.

Just found your blog through Kerri's and have become your latest follower, love the nail polish idea. Come and see our Shamozal in Qatar sometime.


sofrenchysochic said...

Horto - you're hilarious *rolls eyes*

Hi Kirsty, thanks for dropping by! Love your blog, am now a follower too. :)