COFFEE AND HAZELNUT CARAMEL SLICE
MAKES 30 PIECES PREP 30 MINUTES (PLUS REFRIGERATION
AND COOLING) COOK 50 MINUTES
Base 150g self-raising flour 85g desiccated coconut 180g brown sugar 125g butter, melted Filling 2 x 395g cans sweetened condensed milk 75g butter, chopped ¼ cup honey 2 tablespoons instant coffee 150g whole skinless hazelnuts, toasted Topping 200g dark chocolate, chopped 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 Make Base Preheat oven to 160°C/140°C fan-forced. Line a 20cm x 30cm slice pan with baking paper, extending paper 2cm above long sides of pan. 2 Combine the flour, coconut and brown sugar in a bowl. Add the melted butter and stir to combine. Press mixture evenly into prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes. 3 Make Filling Place sweetened condensed milk, butter, honey and coffee in a medium saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, until the butter is melted, coffee is dissolved and mixture is smooth and thickened. Add hazelnuts and fold to combine. Set aside. 4 When base has cooled a little, pour over the caramel mixture. Gently spread to cover. Return to the oven and bake for a further 15 minutes. Remove and set aside to cool a little, then refrigerate to cool completely. 5 Make Topping Place the chocolate and oil in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Cook, stirring, until smooth and melted. Pour over the cooled filling and use a spatula to smooth the top. Refrigerate until set. 6 To serve, run a knife down the two short edges and use the overhanging paper to lift the slice out of the pan. Serve. NUTRITION: (per serve) 1145kj; 15.3g fat; 8.1g sat fat; 4g protein; 31g carbs; 1.2g fibre; 19mg chol; 113mg sodium.
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