Millionaire's Matzo Slice
We love matzo crack. It's toffee, caramel, chocolate...everything we could ever want. But maybe it's sorta everywhere? This year, we're changing it up slightly and making a matzo version of millionaire's shortbread. Similar caramel-y goodness but with a matzo-coconut crust.
70g matzo meal
200g butter, melted
100g finely shredded coconut
100g ground almonds
pinch of sea salt
800g sweetened condensed milk (NOTE: if making these for Passover, make sure your sweetened condensed milk is made only with milk and sugar, not corn syrup.
165g white sugar
135g butter (cubed)
fleur de sel to taste
3 tablespoons safflower oil
Mix together matzo meal, coconut, almond, sugar, and salt. Pour over melted butter and stir well. Mixture should have the texture of wet sand. Press crumble mixture into a rectangular pan. Refrigerate to set.
This caramel uses sweetened condensed milk (see note in ingredients) which means you're not going to have to whip out a candy thermometer. To make it, simply mix the sweetened condensed milk with your sugar and set on medium heat. Be sure to use a thick bottomed pan as it will distribute heat evenly and, stirring constantly, bring to a boil. Continue stirring and boiling until the mixture has become a light caramel color. This should take about 10 minutes. When you're satisfied with the color, add your butter piece by piece and stir until the mixture is smooth and incorporated. Pour the caramel into the crust, smooth with a spoon, and set back into the fridge to cool.
On a double boiler, melt chopped chocolate and oil. Stir well.
Pour chocolate over the top of the cooled caramel base and return to the fridge or freezer. Leave until the chocolate has cooled down and set.
Using a hot knife, slice your millionaire's matzo slices and serve. Garnish with coconut shavings if desired.