Caramel Slice Recipe


When I get stressed, I bake. I'm stressed a lot of the time, so I bake a lot. Although, this recipe doesn't really constitute to baking but I got to beat up a packet of biscuits, so I'm pretty de-stressed. 

To this date, these are my proudest achievement. I even made my own caramel, which I heard was super hard so I'm going to relish in my accomplishment.

They don't look the best but they taste pretty good. My mistake was using large amounts of ingredients compact into a small china pot and being frozen for over 12 hours in the fridge when mine and Jamie's half 9 nap turned into a deep sleep in which we awoke temporarily at 4am before returning to bed until mid-morning.

THE INGREDIENTS 

All About That Base 

200g of plain digestive biscuits (I used chocolate ones and they still taste pretty good.)

100g of butter (unsalted is the better option but I was lazy and just used what we had.)

Caramel Sutra

125g of the same butter.

400ml of tinned sweetened condensed milk.

90g of caster sugar.

3 tablespoons of maple syrup/golden syrup.

On Top

250g of chocolate (dark or milk are the best but you can use whatever you fancy.)

2 teaspoons of oil.

The Method Behind the Madness


1. Lightly Grease a 20 x 30cm rectangular shallow tin (or scram to find your flat mates china dish like I did) and preferably buy some grease-proof paper (leave the sides hanging over the edge.) I buttered the dish which still worked pretty well.

2. Crush/smash/beat up/take out all your anger on your digestive biscuits in a mixing bowl (a rolling pin end does amazing work) until it's obliterated into fine pieces. 

3. Melt the first portion of butter and pour into the bowl of former biscuits. Mix it until it looks like it's a decent base that you manipulate into desired base shape. Pour/throw into the tin and press firmly, lining the tin with a smooth surface. 

4. Put aside the tin and start on the caramel. In a decent sized pan, combine your second portion of butter (not yet melted), condensed milk, caster sugar and maple syrup/golden syrup. Stir or whisk over a low heat for approximately fifteen minutes until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is thick, smooth and lightly coloured (a caramel colour, heh, heh). Removed from heat and leave to cool, still stir the mixture so it's easier to pour over the base. Pour over the biscuit base and place in a fridge for about 30 minutes or until satisfied that the mixture has started to firm.

5. Whilst the mixture is chilling, place your chopped up chocolate into a bowl over a saucepan of simmering-to-boiling water. Once it's melted, pour over the half made caramel slice. Leave to cool and place it back in the fridge until the chocolate is solid again. 

6. Cut, Instagram (I can't be the only one?) and enjoy! 

I can't claim that I made up this recipe because it's probably been around longer than I have and I'm not that kind of person. I slightly altered the bbcgoodfood recipe featured here. A great team and a great website to get recipes from!

What recipes have you tried lately? Have you made a different version of Caramel Slices? Link me Below! 



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Boots/Superdrug Haul and embarking on new adventures


The thing about Adult Hood is that you never get a break. There's always something happening whether big or small and if nothing happens for a prolonged period of time, then something big is coming. This isn't always bad but it's definitely keeping me on my toes. 

I passed Probation at work! Now, anyone who has read this blog or followed my Social Media accounts for a long(ish) time knows that I can't delve into the details of my job for Data Protection reasons. I'd love to say I was some sort of FBI agent or something super cool but no, to put it basically I have an office job in finance. Sounds quite dull and a bit unusual for someone with qualifications in Media and Journalism but I actually love it. 

I get to flexi to work my own hours (to a certain extent), I get to grab coffee and take a phone call when I need to and as long as I hit deadlines and what is required of the job, they're pretty cool people to work for. I mean, I have blue hair. Not a lot of professional people take kindly to people with unnaturally coloured hair but they think it's cool that I walk around with neon blue hair and tartan leggings on. 

I have a fixed term contract which is a lot more secure than probationary period but I have decided to take the very adult leap of faith and apply for permanent. It's not easy to get (is any job?) But I'm going for it. The positive out of the negative if I fail is that I tried and can try again because I'll still have a job, at least until my contract ends.

So I've spent the day updating my CV and visiting my parents. I ate junk food and then fell really ill so had to return home. I'm feeling a little better and have a super cute Jamie to take care of me.

Jamie and I are also about to embark on a new adventure. I'm not talking babies and marriage, that's not in any way our cup of tea although we are going on a holiday next year, but we are about to step out into the adult world, erm, some more? I'm not going to reveal it just yet because that could curse us (I'm very superstitious and I believe in fate...and holding a grudge) but when it all comes into play, I will be dedicating a whole blog post it. 

My week has been very eventful. To start, I attempted to make a chicken pie...and failed miserably. 


Jamie doesn't like a lot of the ingredients that it takes to make a pie and then I couldn't be bothered (it was my first day back at work) to wait an hour for the chicken to cook so it turned into a sausage pie. It sounds disgusting, right? It really was. I am proud that I made my own pastry though! That was the good part, until we tasted the filling and then binned the lot.


Appropriate decoration for a sausage pie, right? 

Jamie ended up eating this for his dinner.


I'm still proud of my efforts. When I first moved out I lived on noodles and anything microwaveable. Now, I cook every day and always seek new challenges. I'm just much better at baking cakes and sweet treats rather than savoury dishes. 

The day I got told that I passed probation just happened to fall the day after pay day. So I excused my shopping addiction as a well deserved treat and bought myself some new make-up.

MAKE-UP HAUL!!!

I adore it when Dannii and I go shopping but sometimes, when in need of specific things, I like to be by my little psychotic self and treat it like a mission. I put in my headphones and march around the shop like I'm a detective in search of clues. 

I blew a day's wages in under an hour and I don't regret any of it.



I went to Boots first and was a little disappointed as they didn't have in many new collections. I still purchased the foundation that I wanted, a press powder recommended by a colleague (the same one that got me into Provocalips) and a purple lipstick that I'm still sort of getting used to (I'm very funny about lip products and there sustainability). 


The foundation so far is brilliant. It's full coverage and has covered my breakout (due to the stresses of every day life) and the powder was a great finishing touch. I plan to do a proper make-over and review each item I use in a separate blog post some time this week.

Although, blue hair and purple lipstick is my new favourite thing.




After my mini-haul I went to check out what Superdrug had to offer and it saved the day!

In my last blog post, I wrote a detailed wish list of what lipsticks I desired and I actually found one! 


I bought the Apocalips Lip Lacquer. So far it seems pretty good. I trust Rimmel and it is definitely my number one for lip products. The spplicator has a small semi-circular dent in it so one swipe on the bottom lip and one swipe on the top lip seems like enough product to wear. 

I also fed into my neon eye needs and purchased a smaller palette, easier to carry when on the move. 


I've been pretty busy lately so haven't had chance to play with it yet.

My hair, although I keep it top up with blue real-ness, hasn't been treated to it's usual hair cut and oil recently so I decided to give it a break from life with these beauties.



Although for the health of my hair I still need a good trim, it has stopped further damage from previous bleaching (roots, damn them), split ends and heat applied directly to my hair. I even got the bottom oils on offer, 2 for £6.00. 


Jamie tells me off for buying stuff at the til and yet I continue to do so. They position this stuff around the til for easily pleased idiots likes myself. But I still don't regret it.

I've been walking around smelling like a giant marshmallow for days.


I bought these in Boots for a pound each but heard that they go in Asda for as little as 79p. May have to haul Imperial Leather products for Christmas. 

Ending the make-up haul is something that I purchased on Ebay for £3.15 (RRP £6.99). 

I left this off my wishlist because I didn't know it existed and unless specifically searched for, neither does Google. Good old make-up obsessed colleague of mine.


Provocalips 'Kiss Fatal.' It's so beautiful :'( 

I will forever swear by this product and almost have the full collection. They need to release more! 

After my first week back at work, my Dad decided to take me shopping and have a Daddy/Daughter day. I finished work early and then we headed to Matalan and straight to the sale rail. He was working nights all through September so we rarely get to hang out just us two since I moved out.

I bought this beautiful number. It was discounted from £20.00 to £8.00! 


A girl can never own enough dresses. Especially one that feels the need to post Outfits on Instagram as often as possible. Hopefully one day I'll get paid to do shit like that.

I also bought a very Autumn vibes checked shirt. Is it just me that associated checked shirts with Autumn? Possibly. Well I tend to only wear them around Autumn time. I have no idea why.


I adore the versatility of shirts like this. You can wear it buttoned up, with leggings, with jeans, with skirts, tucked in, hanging out, undone. So many options. Mine tend to be limited due to my big ass booty but I still love wearing it.

I spent the weekend baking Caramel Slices which, if you stay tuned, I'm about to blog about. I was originally going to tag it to this post but it needs it's own dedication and it'll be easier for people to use as a recipe guide. 



That's life so far. It's not too bad. How's yours been?

Have you hauled any make-up lately? Link me below!

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