Friday, 20 June 2014

Salted Caramel Shortbread Bites

This is the first time I'm posting a recipe on my blog but I've recently become a baking entrepreneur/master of the kitchen/Mary Berry stunt double. Slight exaggeration but it makes sense to share some recipes with you as I tackle 'em myself.
These salted caramel shortbread bites are easy to make and ah-ma-zing, so you really can't go wrong.
Here's what you'll need:

For the shortbread
185g butter
75g caster sugar
250g plain flour

For the caramel 
185g butter
75g caster sugar
3 tbsp of cooking syrup
300g of condensed milk
1tsp salt

…and just melt some chocolate for the top.

Obviously you can mix up the portion sizes depending on how many you want to make, but this makes about a tray full. You can also switch up ingredients to make it more healthy - like switching to low fat organic ingredients. 

Firstly you'll need to pre heat the oven to about 180 and line a rectangle cake tray with some none stick baking paper. 

Then you'll need to put the butter and caster sugar into a mixing bowl and beat together with a wooden spoon. Once it's light and creamy you want to add in the flour until it becomes a soft dough. Then it's ready to spread evenly across the cake tin and pop in the oven for 25-30 minutes.

Whilst thats cooking, it's best to get started on the caramel filling. Place the butter, caster sugar, condensed milk and golden syrup into a large pan on a medium heat. Stir until the sugar is dissolved and turn up the heat for about 5-10 minutes. You'll need to continuously stir it so it doesn't stick to the pan. Once it's a dark golden colour, add in a pinch of salt and wait for it to cool for a few minutes.

By now your shortbread should be ready, so pour the caramel filling over the top until it's spread evenly across the base. Wait for it to set for an hour or so, then melt some chocolate in the microwave (stirring every 30 seconds) and pour that on top.

You'll need to leave it for a little longer for it to set completely and once that's done, cut it into squares/rectangles/any shape that tickles your fancy and enjoy with a caramel latte (optional).

Hope you don't mind me posting some more lifestyle type posts - Let me know what you think!

  
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2 comments

  1. Your photos are great! My mummy would love these! x

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  2. These seriously look good!!! I love caramel shortbread - one of my favourite treats ever but I've never attempted to make them - this doesn't sound too hard either :) Thanks for sharing

    Laura x

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