- 2 x 395g cans condensed milk
- 140g butter, at room temperature, chopped
- 100g (1/2 cup) caster sugar
- 3 egg yolks, at room temperature
- 255g self-raising flour, sifted
- 30g (1/4 cup) NESTLÉ BAKERS' CHOICE Cocoa
- 60g gianduja chocolate or good-quality hazelnut chocolate, chopped (see Notes)
- Step 1For the dulce de leche, preheat oven to 220C/200C fan forced. Pour the condensed milk into a heatproof baking dish. Place the dish in a roasting pan. Pour water into the pan to come halfway up the side of the dish. Cover with foil and bake, refilling the pan with water if necessary, for 1 hour 45 minutes or until dark golden. Whisk until smooth. Cool.
- Step 2Meanwhile, grease 2 baking trays and line with baking paper. Use electric beaters to beat the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until pale and creamy. Beat in the egg yolks. Use a large metal spoon to fold in the flour and cocoa until the mixture comes together. Turn onto a clean work surface and knead lightly until smooth. Enclose in plastic wrap. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes or until firm.
- Step 3Roll one-third of the dough out between 2 pieces of baking paper until thin. Use a 4cm round cutter to cut 30 discs from the dough. Place on prepared trays.
- Step 4Put a few pieces of the chocolate in the middle of each disc. Top with 1⁄2 tsp dulce de leche. Roll out the remaining dough. Use a 5cm round cutter to cut 30 discs from the dough. Place the larger discs on top of the smaller. Press gently to seal. Place the trays in the freezer for 10 minutes to rest.
- Step 5Preheat the oven to 190C/170C fan forced. Bake for 10 minutes or until crisp. Serve hot or cold.
- Low carb
- Low kilojoule
- Lower gi
Gianduja chocolate is a rich dark chocolate with up to 30 per cent hazelnut puree. You can find it at gourmet grocers and delis – it might be worth phoning ahead to see if they have it! If you can’t find it, good-quality hazelnut chocolate will also do the trick.
Cooking tip: Pour any leftover dulce de leche into a 500ml sterilised jar and seal. Once opened, store in the fridge. Use it to dollop over ice-cream, pancakes or brownies, or swirl through your favourite cheesecake.
- Author: Colin Fassnidge
- Image credit: Jeremy Simons
- Publication: Taste Magazine