Nut &Caramel Slice
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup SR flour
3 tablespoons custard powder
3/4 cup brown sugar
185 g butter, melted
1cup brown sugar
185 g butter
2 tablespoons maple syrup or golden syrup
2 cups walnuts, roughly chopped
Optional 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract or maple syrup extract.
Make the base by combining the dry ingredients in a bowl.
Add melted butter and eggs, mix well.
Press into a greased and lined deep slice tin (similar to tin for brownies)
Bake at 170 deg C until the base is golden brown, approximately twenty minutes.
Make the topping by combining sugar, butter and syrup in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat until butter is melted and sugar has dissolved. Increase heat slightly and simmer the mixture for ten minutes or so until it thickens slightly. Stir often and watch as it can burn.
Add nuts and vanilla/maple extract if using.
Carefully pour the topping over base, making sure that the caramel and nuts are evenly distributed across the surface of the slice.
Return the slice to the oven and bake a further ten minutes.
Carefully remove the slice from the oven and leave to cool until completely cold.
Cut into fingers or squares.
Slice can be made with all plain flour
Cocoa can be substituted for custard powder.
Pecans, almonds and peanuts can be substituted for the walnuts.