Chocolate, Almond And Carmel Slice – An Easy And Delicious Treat!

One of my BFF’s son is having a birthday party today, and I never like to go to an event empty handed, so yesterday I whipped one of my favourite slices. Chocolate and caramel are two of my flavour loves, so this slice ticks all the boxes!

You can even pretend it’s healthy – well it does have almonds and apricots in it – hehe 🙂

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Chocolate, Almond & Caramel Slice

INGREDIENTS

  • 125 gm butter
  • 1 tspn vanilla essence
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • 1 200gm block milk or dark chocolate (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup almond slivers
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots (diced)
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk

METHOD

  • Line a 28 x 18cm slice pan with non-stick baking paper
  • Place butter in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds to melt
  • Add the brown sugar and stir with a wooden spoon to combine
  • Add vanilla essence, flour and baking powder and stir well until combined
  • Pour the mix into your prepared pan and press down to cover the base
  • Bake for 12 minutes at 180c
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes
  • Sprinkle the chocolate, almonds and apricots evenly over the cooked base
  • Pour the condensed milk gently over the top
  • Bake for 18 – 20 minutes at 180c until golden
  • Allow to go cold in pan before removing
  • This slice is best prepared in advance so that it has at least 2 hours in the fridge before serving.

Simple, yummy and is the perfect party treat, ENJOY!

What would we do with condensed milk?

 

 

Cafe Latte Body Scrub.

We all deserve a little pampering on a regular basis, you can whip this one up in an instant!

I am a big fan of exfoliation, and one of the most wonderful treats you can indulge in is a full body scrub. Not only will your skin glow, it will feel so soft, and acutally absorb more of that lovely body lotion you apply everyday (well you should be!). Regular exfoliation removes all the dead skin cells that clog your pores, this will help reduce the development of black heads, white heads and ingrown hairs. Once a week, take some time for yourself and indulge in this
simple practice that will make you feel fabulous. No excuses, you can make this one right now….

CAFE LATTE Body Scub

  • 1/2 Cup Ground Coffee
  • 1/2 Cup Raw Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons of Milk Powder or Fresh Milk
  • 5 Drops of Vanilla Essence or Vanilla Essential Oil
  • 2 Tablesppons of Olive, Jojoba, Apricot or Sweet Almond Oil

Combine all incredients in a bowl. Run a lovely warm shower or bath and dampen your skin before applying the scrub. Gently apply small amounts in a circular motion. When you have covered every inch (excluding face – this is a little course for delicate facial skin), rinse off with nice warm water. You can always put a lovely hair treatment in whilst you are scrubbing away, double bonus, soft hair and skin, yummy! When you have towel dried off, grab the most beautiful body creme you have and lather it on. Your beautiful freshly revealed skin will soak it up with pleasure…….Enjoy!