Caramel Wafers

Being Scottish there a number of things you’re required to be fond of; whisky, haggis, the songs Flower o’ Scotland and 500 Miles, shortbread, rugby, and a Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer(or at very least a teacake)*

I love all of those things, ok my haggis is a veggie version and my whisky tends to be in the hot MacDonald form but what’s a wee bending of “the rules” between friends, eh?

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A long time ago I tried a type of caramel wafer in a coffee shop and decided I could do a homespun version myself, and aye it works! In fact it works really well!

What you need:

4oz butter

4oz sugar

4tbsp syrup

1 can condensed milk

1 packet Ryvita(trust me it works!)

2 big bars or so of chocolate for covering

What to do:

Put sugar, butter, syrup, and condensed milk in a pan and slowly heat over a low flame until the sugar is dissolved. Don’t rush this part because if not fully melted, the sugar will remain gritty in your caramel. 

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Turn the heat up to med/high and bring to the boil, stirring all the while. 

Boil until thickened and slightly(!) darkened in colour. This will take about 10 minutes or so. 

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Remove from the heat. 

Being very very careful spread a thick layer of caramel on the bumpy side of 7-8 Ryvita. Next do the same on the smooth side of 7-8 Ryvita. 

Place a smooth, caramel down Ryvita on to the bumpy side, caramel up Ryvita, and press lightly together. Do same with the others. 

Spread a layer of caramel onto the bumpy side of the Ryvita that is now on the top. Spread caramel on the bumpy side of 7-8 more single  Ryvitas then press onto the “tower” you’re building. That’s bumpy side down on top of bumpy side up(both carameled). Orrrrrrr something like that. Basically make a tower of Ryvitas ending with a smooth side on top facing you. 

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Set aside to set.

Melt the chocolate then use to coat your wafers. 

Set aside to dry. 

Tah daaaah! Caramel wafers.

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*this is the shortened list, I may have left a few things off like; pies, and tablet and golf and kilts and Irn Bru and bridies and The Beano(or Dandy) and bagpipes…oh and the Krankies

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