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Layered Prune, Salted Caramel and Dark Chocolate Slice

Layered Prune, Salted Caramel and Dark Chocolate Slice

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Serves: 18

INGREDIENTS

A great snack to make for the kids, with the kids, or a nice adult indulgence to have on hand in the fridge.

Base Layer
150g plain flour
110g brown sugar
40g desiccated coconut
125g melted butter
pinch of salt

Salted Caramel Layer
2 x cans of condensed milk
100g golden syrup
125g butter
good pinch of sea salt

Prune Layer
300g Australian prunes
300g water
70g butter
3 tbsp golden syrup

Chocolate
200g dark chocolate
50g butter

METHOD

Base Layer
1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line an 18cm x 25cm slice tin with baking paper.
2. In a large bowl mix all dry ingredients and pour in melted butter.
3. Mix well and press mixture into tray and bake for 15-20min or until light brown. Cool.

Salted Caramel Layer
1. Mix all ingredients together in a saucepan. Bring to the boil whilst constantly.
2. Smooth over cooled baked base and bake for a further 15-20min or until firm, set and golden. Cool.

Prune Layer
1. Mix all ingredients in a medium sauce and boil until liquid has almost all evaporated.
2. Pour all contents into a food processor and blend until smooth, season with a pinch of salt.
3. Spread prune layer over firm caramel layer and set in fridge.

Chocolate
1. Melt chocolate and butter in microwave in a bowl 30 second intervals at a time until just melted.
2. Stir until smooth and glossy.
3. Take slice out of fridge and spread the chocolate over the prune layer ensuring the chocolate layer is even and smooth, swirl the top for a your desired look.
4. Set into fridge for at least 1hour. Once set cut into portion sizes as desired.


Recipe owned by: The Australian Prune Industry Association @ausprunes
Recipe Created by: Nick Gardner, Head Chef of Eschalot, Berrima @the_social_cook @eschalot_restaurant_e2_events
Dish styled by: Lisa Madigan @lisamadigan
Photographs by: Lean Timms @leantimms


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