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Quick & Easy Cakes & Desserts

Caramel Date & Almond Slice by Lorraine


While this recipe initially appears as if it might take a little longer it's really quick and easy and it's one of the best slices I've ever made. It freezes really well too so can be kept as a standby for if you need a slice in a hurry.

I've never taken it anywhere and not been asked for the recipe... It's that good.



For Base

1 cup self-raising flour

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup coconut

125 grams butter, melted

1/3 cup flaked almonds

For Topping

1 x 395 ml can condensed milk

30 g butter

3/4 cup chopped dates

2 tablespoons golden syrup​​



1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees

2. Line slice dish with baking paper

3. Combine flour, sugar, coconut and melted butter in mixing bowl. Mix well

4. Press mixture over base of pan

5. Cook in moderate oven until lightly browned... around 15 minutes



1. Combine condensed milk, butter, dates, and golden syrup in saucepan.

2. Cook on low heat stirring fairly continuously for 5 minutes or until mixture turns golden brown

3. Spread topping over base and sprinkle with almonds

4. Cook a further 10 minutes or until almonds are lightly browned

5. Cool slice in pan before cutting.

HINT: This slice freezes really well. Cut up, place baking paper between layers and store in an airtight container in the freezer.


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