Thanks to those of you who left encouraging comments on my last post. I thought that I would let you know that the birthday dessert worked out in the end
This, my friends, is a chocolate caramel slice on steroids. It has a layer of shortbread-style crust (with coconut), a caramel layer, and is topped by melted chocolate. Sure, the caramel was a little gooey, has to be kept refrigerated, and required about 3 times as long in the oven (plus scraping off some burnt bits) but it turned out well.
Does he look sugar-crazed or what?
Yes, it’s a giant dessert. I didn’t think about the fact at the time of writing up the grocery list that this is more suited for a party of 20 people as opposed to a party of 2 adults and 1 hungry toddler. Lets just say that a big chunk of this is currently sitting at Chris’ office and will hopefully be happily gobbled up by his colleagues.