Dispensary Cafe's chocolate and caramel slice

Photo: Peter McIntosh
Photo: Peter McIntosh
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250g butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 Tbsp cocoa
1/2 cup shredded coconut

250g melted butter
2 cans condensed milk
1/2 cup golden syrup

130g chocolate


For the base
Cream butter and sugar, add dry ingredients and combine well.

Press into a greased tray and bake at 180degC for 10 minutes.

For the caramel

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

Pour over par-baked base and bake for a further 20 minutes at 180degC or until the caramel is brown and bubbling.

For the topping
Melt the chocolate in short bursts in the microwave or in a bowl over boiling water.

When caramel has cooled, top with melted chocolate.

Recipe provided by Dispensary Cafe Albany St. Recipe requested by Tania Wild, Dunedin.

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