Inspired by the delicious Golden Gaytime ice cream, this slice is full of all the right flavours. Biscuit, toffee and vanilla, all wrapped up in milk chocolate.
Another Australia Day recipe coming at you here and this one is an absolute beauty. So you know the Golden Gaytime right? If you aren’t aware of it, listen up. Creamy vanilla and toffee ice cream, coated in chocolate and then sprinkled with biscuit pieces. Well I wanted to recreate that, but in slice form. And this is what I got.
In our Christmas break, Scott and I decided to go out for a game of mini golf. The sun was shining and we were in total relaxed holiday mode, so off we ventured in search of some fun. We started off scoring pretty evenly and by the start of the fourth hole I was winning by 1 shot. Boo yeah 🙂 Then the fourth hole reared it’s ugly head. I’m not sure what score I would have ended up with on the fourth but the rules say to stop at 8, so I dutifully followed the rules and stopped at 8, picked up the ball and sullenly, dropped it in the hole.
By the end of the first 9, Scott was leading by 5. Tenth hole and I’m back on track. Then the 11th hole. Hole in 1 baby. Woohoo!!!! Fist pump, pat on the back and all that. There may have been a happy dance, too. The next hole brought me back to within 2 shots and I thought “I can do this”. No. No, I couldn’t. It was all downhill from there and I lost by 4, in the end. But I did get that hole in one, didn’t I? Alas, all I have to show for it now is a scorecard autographed by my happy and humorous hubby.
As we were leaving, we decided to grab ourselves an ice cream and that’s where the idea for this Golden Gaytime Slice came from, because that’s the ice cream I bought. I pondered how I would go about making it all the way home. I’m so happy with the result. It tastes just the way I wanted. It’s soft to bite into but firm enough to hold onto. It’s sweet, rich and creamy and totally addictive.
The Golden Gaytime is such an icon here in Australia, so my slice had to have some specific elements.
First of all, I wanted a slice, not an ice cream because I wanted it to be inspired by Golden Gaytime and not a copy of it. It had to have the appropriate flavours, of course – vanilla, chocolate, toffee. I wanted a combination of texture, crunchy and soft. Finally, I wanted it to be as simple as possible. Check! Check! Check! Check!
It’s one of those desserts that look time consuming and maybe a little complicated but it’s so, so much easier than it looks. Four layers of decadent deliciousness.
The base is blitzed up biscuits, mixed with some melted butter then pressed into a lined baking tin. Easy. Just like a cheesecake base, it has a slight crunch but gives when you bite into it.
The second layer is the toffee. It’s a very simple caramel, made using condensed milk with some golden syrup added. The recipe for the caramel I got from this recipe here. All you do, is throw all the ingredients into a saucepan over heat and stir it until it’s smooth, then pour it on top of the base and bake for 20 minutes.
That’s 2 layers done and probably about 10 minutes so far.
The third layer sounds scary but stick with me, it’s almost as easy as the rest. This is a vanilla custard. Heat some milk, cream, butter, vanilla and sugar in a saucepan. Once you see bubbles, you add a milk and cornflour mixture, then the eggs and whisk, whisk, whisk …… for like …… a whopping 2 minutes 🙂 Pour it over the base once it has finished cooking and cooled for a few minutes, then place it in the fridge. Third layer done.
Once set, you sit biscuits all over the top of the slice, then use those as a guide to cut it into portions. Layer 4 done.
Dip it in some melted chocolate. Sprinkle over some cookie crumbs and voila! Golden Gaytime Slice.
It got rave review from all of my taste testers. You. Have. Got. To. Try. This.
This week last year