Saturday, 1 October 2011

Vegan Chocolate Caramel Slice

First day of VeganMoFo and I have lots of food to share but today is momentous because my team won the AFL Grand Final.  So today I am sharing this (almost) vegan gf version of chocolate caramel slice. because the picture is full of Geelong's team colours of blue and white.  It also is a delicious slice.

I was inspired to make this version of the slice after Steph made it for the recent bloggers potluck.  It went down well with E and Sylvia.  E has been asking for me to make the slice for a while now.  I found a can of soy condensed milk.  (Even the tin sports Geelong's team colours!) 

The tin only contained 330ml rather than the 395ml that the dairy condensed milk comes in.  Steph had used a smaller tin than my usual lamington tin.  I worried it wouldn't be enough condensed milk.  See how thin it was spread on the base in the above photo.  I also used GF flour which worked well.  I took it to Geelong where my brother Dave was making a roast (Carn the Cats, Dave!).  It was a huge hit.

My only reservation about this recipe was when I looked at the ingredients for the soy condensed milk.  So many numbers!  I am curious about if I could make this dulce de leche for the caramel filling.  E is keen for me to make the slice again so maybe there will be an opportunity to try it.  (Update: I found it surprisingly easy to make soy condensed milk.)

Unfortunately there was not time this morning to make the slice before I went to watch the Grand Final at my brother's place. Here is a sneak preview of the food.  More on this soon.  Meanwhile, Carn the Cats!

This post is part of Vegan Month of Food October 2011.  Go to my Vegan MoFo list for more Vegan MoFo posts.

13 comments:

  1. This is on my list to make too, might end up making it for mofo too! Was so delicious at the potluck,

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  2. This slice looks absolutely delicious! Chocolate and caramel are some of the best dessert flavors out there! I've never seen soy condensed milk before...have to keep an eye out!

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  3. I just left a comment which Blogger promptly ate--again!!! I don't know what's going on w/ Blogger. Anyway, congrats & it looks great! :)

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  4. They look great - I'm used to the slice without the coconut, but can accept variations!

    Lovely start to MoFo, really looking forward to seeing what else you make!

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  5. Those look ace Johanna. Pass me one will you?

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  6. This slice was really nice at the potluck. It's great that you are participating in Vegan MoFo. Although I'm not a Cats supporter I was pleased that they won yesterday!

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  7. I've been meaning to do this for so long! So long that the soy condensed milk I bought for the purpose expired. I need your incredible ability to follow through and constantly create, Johanna!

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  8. I support Hawthorn but was thrilled Geelong won over Collingwood :)

    And this slice is incredible. I've never seen soy condensed milk either but am noticing more and more soy products out there. I will have a look!

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  9. Geelong won the gf?!?!?! What is happening to this world? lol. I'm only in the huff cause the Swans got painfully close to the semi's again and then lost!
    Great looking slice, perfect for celebrating ;0)

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  10. I've never seen vegan condensed milk anywhere.
    *weeps*
    So I am über excited to see that link for dulce de leche.
    There is hope yet!

    Happy MoFo'ing
    :-)

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  11. WOW yum.

    Soy condensed milk? I haven't seen such a thing here... will have to go exploring :)

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  12. I was marvelling at the soya condensed milk, but the number of e-numbers has lost me it's glamour. Your slices sound delicious though - I can quite see why more are wanted :)

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  13. Oo I've never seen soy condensed milk! How neat. Though you're right that the ingredient list doesn't look the best. I would love to try this chocolate caramel slice! It looks amazing.

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