3 December 2012

honey nut slice

Fresh bread toasted with generous amounts of butter and honey, what could be better.
Honey on toast is perfect for a head cold as it deliciously soothes a sore throat.
Head colds in summer suck, especially when you get one a day before you start holidays.
This slice will make it better.
Short bread base with honey caramel that is not over overpoweringly sweet with fresh roasted nuts.
Perfect to brighten your mood if you have a head cold, even better slice for Christmas.
Tis the season.




Honey Nut Slice

125g butter
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 egg yolk
1 cup plain flour
1/3 cup SR flour
2/3 cup honey
1/3 cup brown sugar
90g butter, extra
2 tbsp thickened cream
1 cup pecans
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup hazelnuts

Preheat oven to 160c. Grease and line a slice tin. Beat butter, caster sugar and egg yolk in a small bowl until light and fluff. Stir in sifted flours. Press mixture into the slice tin and bake for 15mins or until lightly golden. 
Stir honey, brown sugar and extra butter in a medium saucepan over a low heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil and allow to boil for 2 minutes uncovered without stirring. Add the cream and boil for one minute while stirring. Remove from the heat and stir in nuts until well combined. Pour the nut mixture over the base and bake for about 15mins. Cool in slice pan and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting.