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Rhubarb's chocolate hazelnut slice
270g butter, melted
210g self-raising flour
200g brown sugar
120g desiccated coconut
800g (2 tins) condensed milk
½ cup golden syrup
90g melted butter
1 ½ cups whole hazelnuts
250g dark chocolate, melted
Combine the first measure of melted butter, flour, brown sugar and coconut.
Press into a lined tin (26-39cm) and bake at 170degC for 15min or until lightly browned.
Gently melt condensed milk, golden syrup and second measure of butter. Stir through the hazelnuts and pour over the base. Bake at 180degC for 15-20 minutes until lightly brown.
When cool, top with melted chocolate. Leave to set, then cut into slices.
Requested by Chloe Rosenberg, of Dunedin.
Sam Kerr at Rhubarb, in Roslyn, has supplied this recipe.
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