Greetings Warriors of the World and what another glorious morning it is here in Englandshire! Then again, ’tis always a glorious day when I’m sending some chocolate love your way, some
CHOCOLATE CARAMEL WAFER SLICE
love to be exact. This right here is a Ginger Warrior original sweet treat! YEAH BABY!! Well, when I say original I’m aware that this is a variation on a theme and that there are already hundreds of chocolate slice recipes out there but I’m pretty sure my combination of crispy yet chewy Tunnocks caramel wafers and crunchtastic rocky road choccie biccies is a first. I am prepared to stand corrected.
So another very exciting aspect of today’s post is that it’s an entry for the #MorrisonsMum (or #MorrisonsDad - Dad’s cook and bake too!!) Summer Recipe eBook Challenge which is sponsored by Morrisons. They have recently cut prices on over a thousand every day products and you can find out more by checking out their price checker tool. Twenty-four recipes will emerge triumphant and if my cheeky little choc slice creation is one of them then it will be featured in the Morrisons recipe e-book AND I’d be the very lucky and grateful recipient of a £50 Morrisons voucher!
WISH ME LUCK, WARRIORS!
So the first task at hand was to nip down to the nearest Morrisons in Northampton for the ingredients. It took me a while to get this picture sans a multitude of customers in the background - it seemed that half the world and his wife were shopping at Morrisons this afternoon which left me wondering why nobody appears to work on a Tuesday. They were probably wondering the same about me.
It had been a while since I last frequented this particular branch of Morrisons and it wasn’t long before I required some assistance in procuring my items. Steve, Paul and Sam were only too happy to help a damsel in distress. Thanks boys. :)
Silvia on the checkout - originally from Macau I discovered during the course of our conversation - was also an absolute delight:
As for the ingredients, a stipulation of the challenge is that your recipe must include at least 2 items that are listed on the price checker tool. I am pleased to announce, my World Wide Warriors, that all bar one of my ingredients (the sprinkly sprinkles) is a Morrisons money saving item and as such my purse is £2 heavier. Now, that may not seem like a significant amount but I bake every week sometimes up to 3 times a week and if can save £2 per recipe then I am one happy shopper. I feel a slogan coming on…
You can scoff the cake but you won’t be scoffing at the savings!
Only FIVE ingredients are required to make my Chocolate Caramel Wafer Slice which makes it the ideal candidate for some mummy/kiddy baking time - it's also quick and uncomplicated without compromising on the WOW taste factor! Sprinkles are optional but I can’t imagine anyone objecting to a smattering of crunchy colour on top:
The first thing you need to do is prepare your tin. I used a 9 x 9 inch square tin which I greased with cake release spray. Butter or marge will also do the job nicely. I then lined the bottom and sides with parchment.
Next roughly dice up eight Tunnocks caramel wafers and put them aside.
Now grab 2 packets (16 bars) of Rugged Rocky chocolate biscuits and grind them up in a food processor or simply pop them in some freezer bags and use a rolling pin to reduce them to crumbs. Don't worry if the chocolate sticks to the freezer bags - just peel it off and then use your hands to scrunch it up in the mixture.
Place the diced caramel wafers and Rocky biscuit crumbs together in a bowl and give them a good old mix. By spoon or by hand.
Grab a saucepan and over a low heat melt the unsalted butter and condensed milk. Pour it over the biscuit mixture and stir until completely combined.
Spread the mixture evenly into your prepared pan and smooth out with the back of a metal spoon. Don't, at any moment seek perfection. It's overrated.
Pop the pan in the fridge for at least an hour and do something to pass the time. Read a book, have a bath, do some origami.
A couple of minutes before you remove the pan from the fridge, melt 400g of Morrisons milk chocolate over a bain-marie. That’s the thing where you bring some water to a simmer in a saucepan and then place a glass bowl full of the chocolate over the simmering water. Make sure the bottom of the glass bowl doesn’t hit the water. By all means melt the choc in the microwave but do keep a close eye on it - short blasts then a little stir in between should do the trick.
Remove pan from fridge and smother in the melted chocolate. Then throw on a liberal or generous amount of sprinkles (whatever floats your sprinkly boat) and allow the chocolate to set.
CHECK IT OUT, BABY!!
You and yours may now enjoy the fruits of your labour. Without the fruit.