My In-Laws have been visiting for the past week, which is one of the reasons posting has been light.
Since (a) I like them and (b) I’m a suck-up, I usually make something my Mum used to make when I was a kid. It’s a ridiculously good caramel/chocolate dessert thing that’s pretty easy to make.
This stuff has been called “like crack” and described as “rocket fuel for kids”. Use responsibly…
Introducing Mum’s Caramel Slab…
4oz Plain Flour
Cream the margarine and sugar together. Stir in flour and mix thoroughly. Put mix in a greased 8″ tin (should be 1/4″-1/2″ deep). Bake at 300f until light/golden brown (takes a while). Leave to cool
1 can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 tablespoon treacle (can use Golden Syrup also) or Molasses
Large bar of chocolate
Melt margarine and add sugar, treacle, sweetened condensed milk and bring to gentle boil, stirring constantly.
Boil for approximately 5 minutes.
Get a glass of cold water. Drip some of the caramel in to the water. When it forms a solid drop that you can pick up (without it dissolving), it’s done.
Pour the caramel over the base and let it set.
Fill a medium sized saucepan with water. Place a bowl in the water. Break up the chocolate and put it in the bowl. Heat the water, stirring the chocolate until it’s all melted. Pour the chocolate over the caramel and let the whole thing set.