Sunday, June 19, 2011

Caramel Streusel Slice

This is another recipe I ripped out of a magazine a few years back and have finally given it a go.  Its a different twist on the traditional Caramel Slice, and although its not my favourite, my hubby loves anything with cinnamon in it so he thinks its great!

125g butter
1/4 cup caster sugar
1 cup plain flour
1/4 cup self-raising flour

1 cup plain flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup brown sugar
125g butter
1 TBS water

395g condensed milk
30g butter
2 TBS golden syrup

Preheat oven to 180 degrees and lightly grease and line a 18 x 28cm slice pan.

To make TOPPING.  Sift flour and cinnamon together and stir in sugar.  Grate butter into mixture and rub in with fingers until mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.  Add water and form mixture into a dough.  Roll into a log and wrap in plastic wrap.  Chill in freezer for half an hour.

To make BASE beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.  Sift in flours and stir until a firm dough forms.  Press dough evenly into base of the prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes.  Cool.

To make FILLING combine sweetened condensed milk, butter and syrup in a small saucepan.  Heat on a medium heat stirring until smooth.  Continue stirring until mixture bubbles and thickens - around 5 minutes.

Spread filling over the cooled base.  Grate topping over the filling and bake for 10 - 15 minutes until firm.  Cool in the pan for around 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.  Cool completely then cut into fingers.

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