cornflake slice …

11 days to go until this ‘no sugar during lent’ foolishness ends. in saying that though i haven’t missed the sugar. my substitute snacks (sugar free chocolate and raw nuts) have curbed the cravings.

just because i can’t have sugar doesn’t mean i can’t cook with it.  but … of all the recipes on all the websites in all the world i had to choose this one.

395g can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup (100g) firmly packed brown sugar
75g unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbs golden syrup
4 cups cornflakes (i used gluten free corn flakes)
1 cup desiccated coconut
4 tbs cocoa powder, sifted
1 cup (150g) icing sugar, sifted
250g copha

1) lightly grease a 2cm-deep,10 x 33cm loose-bottomed rectangular tart pan.
2) place the condensed milk, brown sugar, butter, vanilla and golden syrup in a small pan.

3) cook, stirring, over medium-low heat for 5-6 minutes until mixture is thickened and a golden caramel colour. cool slightly.

4) place half the amounts of the cornflakes, coconut, cocoa and icing sugar in a large bowl.
5) melt half the copha in a pan over low heat.

6) pour over dry ingredients and stir to combine well.

7) press mixture into tart pan, then chill for 10 minutes.
8) spread caramel over top, then chill in fridge for 30 minutes or until caramel has set.

9) mix the remaining cornflakes, coconut, cocoa and sugar.
10) melt remaining copha as above and mix.
11) press mixture over top of caramel. return to fridge for 1 hour to set.
12) slice in pan and serve.

i took this dessert to my mum’s and the family had it. my brother liked the texture and the general consensus was that it was sweeeeeeeeeet.

if you want a massive sugar fix this is your dessert! this is sugary sweetness at its max!


note: this was very hard to cut – the caramel oozed out as i pressed down firmly to cut it.

“he would have felt safe if, alongside the dentrassis’ underwear, the piles of sqornshellous mattresses and the man from betelgeuse holding up a small yellow fish and offering to put it in his ear, he had been able to see just a small packet of cornflakes. but he couldn’t, and he didn’t feel safe.” ~ douglas adams, the hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy.


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