Monday, October 27, 2014

Recipe: Caramel Nut Slices

Gosh this recipe is just so easy to make it's silly. Less than 5 minutes to prepare, 26 minutes to bake, and 1 hour cooling time, an emergency tray-bake! Feel free to use different nuts and seeds if you want, but walnuts are my favourite nut, and I also love to use cashews- because I don't think we use cashews enough in British baking/puddings, I mean the Indians use it in almost all their desserts, and I reckon we should follow suite.

Caramel Nut Slices (makes 12 slices)

240g plain flour
95g soft brown sugar
160g butter (or low fat spread)
25ml semi skimmed milk
¼ tsp mixed spice
270g Carnation caramel
110g walnuts, roughly chopped
60g cashews (plus an extra handful to scatter over)
50g plain flour

1)  Preheat oven to 200C. Rub the butter into the plain flour and sugar until you get a fine crumb. Line a 36cm by 24cm shallow tray with greaseproof paper. Mix in the milk, and then press the mixture firmly and evenly into the lined tray. Bake in the oven for 18 minutes.
2)  Remove from the oven. Mix together the caramel, walnuts, cashews and flour, and smooth over the base evenly. Scatter with more cashew nuts, and bake in the oven for a further 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tray (for at least 1 hour). Remove from the tray and slice into 12 rectangular slices. 

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