This is my Husband’s favourite tea time treat at the moment so I said I would attempt to make him a home made version instead of giving him an Easter Egg this year. Expectations were high!
I had looked at several recipes to get the perfect combination of crunchy shortbread, caramel gooeyness and chocolate snap. I ended up with a hybrid recipe combining Oliver Peyton with Mary Berry which seemed to produce the perfect slice.
The hardest parts of this recipe were:
a) Being patient and waiting for each layer to cool before applying the next; and
b) Trying to prise the slab out of the tin before cutting it into slices. I ended up using a palette knife round the edge which I had to repeatedly soak in boiling water to try and melt it through the chocolate and caramel layers before it could be released.
I think this was enjoyed by all the family over the Bank Holiday weekend as we returned home from a visit to my Sister-In-Laws with an empty tin and just a couple of crumbs.