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Cafe Mokha's caramel death
1 cup (150g) gluten free plain flour (I use Bakels)
½ cup (110g) brown sugar
½ cup (40g) desiccated coconut
½ cup dark cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
150g butter, melted
800g condensed milk
125g golden syrup
300g dark chocolate melts
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
Preheat oven 180degC/160degC fan forced. Lightly grease and line the base and sides of a 27cm x 17cm lamington pan with baking paper.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and coconut. Add butter and mix well. Press mixture firmly into prepared pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool.
Combine condensed milk, golden syrup and butter in a medium saucepan. Stir over a low heat until smooth and thickened. Pour over base. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until caramel is golden brown. Cool.
Combine dark chocolate melts and oil, microwave on 30-second bursts until melted, stir until smooth, pour evenly over caramel. Refrigerate to set. Cut into squares to serve.
Recipe provided by Cafe Mokha, Dunedin. Recipe requested by Amber Simpson, Dunedin.
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