Childhood memories can be so sweet, especially when it comes to thinking back on our favourite sweet treats – smile!
My childhood was very special in this respect as my Father was a Swiss baker with his own bakery (“Sugar in Spice”) in Auckland, New Zealand. His caramel slices were simply the best ever! I used to be dreadful as a child though and only eat the caramel and topping leaving the base…fortunately have since grown out of this habit.
I never had his recipe but after a couple of trials this recipe comes pretty close and is, (in my humble opinion), just as delicious.
Keep reading for the Caramel Slice I grew up with recipe.
The Caramel Slice I grew up with!
Preheat oven to 160° C and line the base of a 23cm square pan.
For the Base
- 150g butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Beat butter, and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
- Add remaining ingredients and beat to form a crumbly mixture.
- Pour into prepared tin and press down evenly.
- Place on the bottom shelf of the oven and bake for 15 – 20 minutes.
- 375 ml sweetened condensed milk
- 125 gr butter
- 75 gr sugar
- 2 tbsp golden syrup
Stir ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat stirring continuously. Bring to the boil and continue stirring for 10 minutes or until thickened.
Pour mixture over the cooked base.
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
Beat egg whites until soft peaks form, add sugar continuously beating, Then fold through the coconut. Spread evenly over the caramel and bake a further 20 minutes in oven at preheated 160° C oven.
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