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CARAMEL SQUARES

Ingredients

  1. Plain flour-3/4 cup
  2. Butter(cut into small pieces)-125 grams
  3. Light brown sugar- 4 tbsp

For caramel filling

  1. Sugar-2 to 2 1/2 tbsp
  2. Butter-1 tbsp
  3. Condensed milk-200gm
  4. Vanilla essence- 1/2 tsp 

For topping

  1. Caramelized nuts-1/2 to 3/4cup 
  2. Melted Plain chocolate(optional) 

Method

  1. Line a  square cake tin(20 cm) with baking paper.Keep aside. 
  2. Sift the flour into a mixing bowl and rub in the butter with your finger tips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.Add the sugar and mix to form a firm dough.
  3. Press the dough into the base of the prepared cake tin and prick all over with a fork.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven,190 deg for 20 minutes or until light and golden.Leave it to cool in the tin.
  5. Heat sugar in a heavy bottomed pan ,lightly swirl the pan as it starts to melt. 
  6. Cook until it is completely melted and the color changes to  brown.
  7. Now add the butter,and whisk until the butter is melted and both the ingredients are combined.
  8. Now slowly add the condensed milk , whisking as you do so.Bring slowly to the boil over a very low heat,then boil very gently for 3-4 minutes,stirring constantly,until the filling has thickened.
  9. Add vanilla essence ,mix well and pour this caramel filling over the cooled base in the tin ,smooth with a palette knife.Leave to set.
  10. Scatter the caramelized nuts over the caramel filling and drizzle melted chocolate on top if desired.
  11. Cut into squares to serve.
Enjoy!!

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11 Comments

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    Unknown
    July 31, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Delicious sweet treats:) beautifully made..
    Reva

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    Prathima Rao
    July 31, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Simply too gorgeous!!!! Superlative!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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    Luv'n Spoonfuls
    August 1, 2011 at 4:33 am

    Oh my goodness! These look so good right now, especially with a nice cup of coffee or tea. Lovely photos…with I could have one right now!

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    Umm Mymoonah
    August 1, 2011 at 5:41 am

    I'm a big fan of caramel and these bars looks so lovely. Beautiful pictures.

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    Ramya
    August 1, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Looks so yummy and perfect I can't resist to take a bite. Thanks for visiting my blog and the comment.

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    Unknown
    August 1, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Wow delicious looking squares…yummy too

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    Raks
    August 1, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Lovely recipe and clicks are too good!

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    Puja
    August 1, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    yum yum.. These look divine ~ I love the texture and I bet they tasted wonderful.
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    Padhu Sankar
    August 1, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Wow!! Stunning pictures and bars look absolutely delicious!

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    Vatsala.
    August 2, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Very tempting. Nice clicks. First time here and glad to follow you. Please visit me as time permits.

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    Meena Kannan
    August 20, 2011 at 5:10 am

    perfect squares…good photography….tempting too…Menna's kitchen

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