Gluten-free Caramel Slice

Caramel slice reminds me of two things – the 80s and my mum. Did everyone’s mum make caramel slice in the 80s? It sure seemed like it. I don’t really remember for sure if my mum made it regularly but each time I make it the memory of her is near. There is something familiar about it, comforting and nostalgic.

It’s an easy recipe to modify to make it gluten-free friendly, I’ve included the modification below.

Caramel Slice
Modified from a recipe by Donna Hay
 
Ingredients

Base
1 cup gluten-free plain (all-purpose) flour mix (Use regular plain flour here if you don’t need it to be gluten-free)
125g butter, melted
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup brown sugar
 
Filling
125g butter, melted
1/3 cup golden syrup
1 can (400g) sweetened condensed milk

Topping
1 block dark cooking chocolate
3 tablespoons vegetable oil

 
Directions
 
Preheat oven to 180°C (355ºF).
 
Base: Place the flour, coconut, butter and sugar in a bowl and mix to combine. Firmly press the mixture into a 20cm x 30cm tin lined with non-stick baking paper and bake for 15 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool.

Filling: Place the golden syrup, butter and condensed milk in a saucepan over low heat and stir until thickened. Pour over the base and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden. Refrigerate until cooled completely.

Topping: Place the chocolate and oil in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and stir until melted.Pour the chocolate mixture over the caramel and refrigerate for 2 hours or until set.

To serve slice with a warm knife. (Leave the slice out of the fridge a few minutes if it’s too difficult to cut.)

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Published in: on December 27, 2011 at 10:44 am  Comments (3)  
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  1. Can I have a slice, I’ve been a good boy

    • Hi Dad,

      You had some yesterday. And some Christmas cookies. And sweet potato pie the day before!

      Your daughter,
      Katie

  2. What a pretty layered look. I’d enjoy every bite of that. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I’d love it if you’d come by and link your bars up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/12/sweets-for-saturday-50.html


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