Since making my Gooey Caramel ANZAC Slice a few weeks ago I have been craving that gooey caramel. Before I baked as regularly as I do now I used to treat myself to a cookie caramel slice from Countdown occasionally. I figured that it couldn’t be that hard to replicate at home and would give me my caramel fix, so I started googling for recipe ideas and discovered that the slice I wanted to make was more commonly known as ‘Tan Slice’. It is incredibly quick and easy to make, the hardest part is waiting for it to cool down so you can slice and enjoy!
½ cup White Sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups white flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ cup chocolate chips
1 tin condensed milk
75 grams butter
2 tablespoons Golden Syrup
Pre-heat your oven to 180°C and line a 25cm x 15cm slice tin with baking paper.
Cream butter and sugar, then add in vanilla. Sift in the flour and baking powder and gently mix until combined.
Press two thirds of the mixture evenly into your baking paper lined tin.
At this stage you will need to make your caramel. To make the caramel melt together the condensed milk, golden syrup and butter in the microwave, I gave mine four zaps of 40 seconds each, stirring between each interval. Your caramel is ready when it is golden and thickened. Pour the caramel over the base you have created in your slice tin.
Mix the remaining base mixture with the chocolate chips and crumble over the caramel.
Bake in your pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes.
Remove from the oven when the top of your slice is golden and leave in the tin to cool completely before slicing into squares.