SLICE WITH CHOCOLATE TOPPING
1 1/2 cups plain flour
3/4 cup dessicated coconut
3/4 cup soft brown sugar, lightly packed
180gms/6ozs butter, melted
150gms macadamia nuts, crushed coarsely
1 x 400gms can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup Golden Syrup
150gms dark chocolate, finely chopped
2 tsps cooking oil
Pre-heat oven to 180C/350F.
Sift flour into a medium mixing bowl, add brown sugar and dessicated coconut
and stir until well combined.
Add melted butter, mix well and press evenly into base of a baking paper-lined
rectangular (approx. 32cm x 23cm/12.5" x 9") slice tin.
Bake for approx. 12 mins or until just golden brown and remove from oven.
Heat 70gms butter and golden syrup in a saucepan over medium heat until butter
has melted, reduce heat to low and continue to simmer for approx. 3 minutes.
Increase heat to medium, add sweetened condensed milk and stir constantly for
another 7 - 10 minutes or until mixture turn a rich caramel brown in colour.
Spread the caramel filling over the baked base, sprinkle chopped macadamia nuts
evenly over the caramel and press gently with a spatula.
Place dark chocolate and oil in a glass bowl to melt over simmering water and
stir until smooth.
Pour evenly over the caramel macadamia centre, make decorative swirls with a
spatula if desired and refrigerate until set.
Cut into 24 slices.
Store in an air-tight container and keep in refrigerator.
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