Walnut caramel slice
1/2 cup of sugar
1 egg yolk
1 cup plain flour
1/4 cup self-raising flour
2 tbsp custard powder
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add yolk and mix well. Add sifted flours, custard powder and salt and mix to form a firm dough (I do the lot in the food processor. I'm lazy.)
Press mixture into a lightly greased 18x28cm (11x7inch) slice tin and bake at 180oC for 15 mins or until golden brown.
1/2 cup of lightly packed brown sugar
1 tbsp golden syrup
125gm of unsalted walnuts (or peanuts or pecans or macadamias)
Heat sugar, syrup and butter over a low heat in a small pan until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Simmer gently for 5 minutes. Stir in nuts. Pour mix over hot base and return to oven for 5 mins. Cool in tin then cut into squares.