- 1 cup coconut
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup self-raising flour
- 2 tbsp golden syrup
- 140g butter
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 can condensed milk
- 40g butter
- 2 tbsp golden syrup
- 1 block dark chocolate
- 20g butter
- White chocolate melts, optional
- Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a 27cm x 18cm slice tin.
- In a large bowl combine the coconut, oats and flour.
- In a medium saucepan combine the golden syrup, butter and brown sugar and heat gently until melted. Add to the dry ingredients and mix well. Press into the tin and smooth the surface with the back of a spoon. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden and puffed. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes.
- For the caramel, heat the condensed milk, butter and golden syrup and bring to the boil, simmer, stirring constantly for 4-5 minutes, until thickened and a rich caramel colour. Pour over cooked base and bake for a further 8-10 minutes until golden around the edges. Cool completely before icing.
- To make the icing, simply melt the dark chocolate and butter in the microwave or over a double boiler until smooth and glossy. Spread over the slice and drizzle with melted white chocolate.
About Jo Wilcox
"I have had a love of food my whole life. Lucky for me my mum allowed me to play in the kitchen from the very beginning – from sitting up on the bench watch her peeling peaches for preserving or planning dinner parties from her many Womans Weekly Cookbooks. Starting in my local beach café, I went onto professional cookery training and my big foodie OE working as a professional chef and nanny. At 21 I launched my first restaurant. The following years saw me owning a gourmet cake and dessert shop and then a pasta deli before I discovered the world of food styling. Today I work in food styling making food look beautiful and tasty in packaging and advertising shoots, as well as my most important role yet – Food Editor of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. I aim to provide great meal solutions that are interesting and approachable, and of course gorgeous foodie photos that make you want to cook them! I love the feedback and the knowledge that people actually cook them and have great results. If I can give someone a love of cooking and enjoying family meal times and gatherings then my job is done!" See www.jowilcox.co.nzmore of this author