Thursday, August 25, 2011

Caramel/Peppermint Fridge Tart


This is a South African favourite (at least in my neck of the woods) and, until Woolworths got wind of the recipe and started selling it pre-made in little tubs with expensive price tags, people actually used to make it themselves. It's quick, it's cheap and it is DELICIOUS.
Whoever you serve this to will ask for a second helping. Guaranteed.

2 packets tennis biscuits
1 tin caramel treat
2 sachets of orley whip - or one tub of cream
100g slab peppermint chocolate


Get the caramel out of the tin and stir it around to loosen it up a little. It needs to be spreadable. 

Whisk the orley whip until soft peaks form add half a teaspoon of sugar and whisk til stiff peaks (I first learned this recipe with cream and made it that way until I had the bright idea of substituting it for orley whip. It has the same texture without making the dessert unbearably rich. I like it because it means now I can eat about three bowls worth of the stuff before I start feeling ill).

Blob a bit of caramel at the bottom of the dish and then proceed to layer tennis biscuits, beaten orley whip, grated chocolate on top of the caramel and repeat. 

Keep going until all the ingredients are used up or the bowl runs out of space.

Finish off with the orley whip layer and sprinkle some grated chocolate on top.

Get ready to be the hit of the party.

You're welcome.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

This sounds so delicious - I wish I knew what these products are and if there us an American equivalent! I'm going to Google the products and see if I can maybe "translate" it fir my own kitchen.

Candice said...

Thanks for your comment!

I think the following would work:
1.cool whip instead of orley whip,
2.homemade caramel - boil a tin of condensed milk for a few hours,
3.any type of peppermint chocolate and,
4.any type of plain biscuit('tennis biscuits' are a tea biscuit made with flour, coconut, eggs, butter and syrup)

Hope that helps :)

The Procrastobaker said...

mmm this looks like such an easy yet unique and scrummy recipe! Your above comment is so useful as well, means i hardly have an excuse NOT to try this! :)

Mrsblocko said...

Another name for that caramel is dulce de leche.

This dessert sounds scrumptious!

Candice said...

Procrastobaker, it really is! If you do try it with the alternative ingredients please let me know how it goes!

Thank you Mrs Blocko, they say you learn something new everyday, today my lesson is dulce de leche :)