Caramel Walnut Slice

I have had a little less time to devote to testing Nana’s recipes recently. All my free time has been spent at my parents house giving the two new kittens hugs, and watching them chase pipe cleaners and jump at shadows. It’s been incredibly difficult to get anything else done really. I mean, look at those faces. . .

But I did make this tasty Caramel Walnut Slice. This is not your fudgey, creamy sort of caramel slice. But it is your darn delicious sort of caramel slice. And, it’s easy enough to make late on a Thursday evening when you’re finding it pretty hard to keep your eyes open.

You will need:

Base

  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 125g (4oz) butter

Topping

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 90g (3oz) walnut pieces
  • 1 and a half cups brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Do this:

Base

Sift flour into bowl, add sugar and coconut. Mix well.
Melt butter over low heat. Add to dry ingredients. Mix well.
Press mixture into greased (and lined) 28cm x 18cm (11in x 7in) lamington tin.
Bake in moderate oven (180 degrees) for 15 minutes.

Topping

Lightly beat eggs and vanilla with fork.  Add coconut, chopped walnuts, brown sugar and baking powder. Mix well.
Spread mixture over partly cooked base.
Return to moderate oven and bake further 25 to 30 minutes or until topping in cooked.
Cool in tin. Cut into squares.

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My oven tends to run a little too hot. I must admit I did the whole slice panic thing again and probably took the base out of the oven a little early. The base and topping did both brown up more than I expected, so don’t be scared that you’ve over-cooked the slice!

Happy eating!

Kath & Kate x

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2 Responses to Caramel Walnut Slice

  1. Fergie says:

    Looks like even I could make that… thanks! Did the kittens enjoy it too?

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